Pediatric Hematology and Oncology

The Division of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology in the Department of Pediatrics at UT Southwestern Medical Center has a four-fold mission:

  • The diagnosis and care of infants, children, and adolescents with cancer and myriad hematologic disorders
  • The education of medical students, residents, fellows, and other trainees, as well as provision of continuing education to practicing physicians
  • Clinical, translational, and laboratory research aimed at improving and extending our knowledge about blood diseases and cancer
  • Advocacy of our cause on behalf of the patients and families we serve

Under the direction of Stephen X. Skapek, M.D., a team of 24 faculty, nine fellows, and more than 100 support and administrative staff are dedicated to the fulfillment of that mission.

Excellence in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Care

As the major program of its kind in North Texas and one of the largest in the United States, physicians in the Division primarily provide care in the Pauline Allen Gill Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, formerly known as the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders (CCBD), at Children’s Health℠ to hundreds of patients with uncommon and complex disorders. We also offer outreach that includes educational and consultative resources for primary and referring physicians in the region. For 2013–14 the Children's Gill Center was named among the top Children's Oncology programs the United States by U.S. News & World Report. Learn more about the excellence of our patient care.

For 2013–14 the Children’s Oncology Program was named among the top in the United States by U.S. News and World Report.


Leadership in Research

Faculty in the Division of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology are conducting molecular and cellular biology experiments in cancer and blood disease.Laboratory research efforts are both basic and translational studies that help to bridge the lab and clinical venues. Research is carried out in laboratories at UT Southwestern, the Children’s Medical Center Research Institute and Children's Health. Learn more about our state-of-the-art research.

Education of Future Leaders in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Our education mission includes medical students, pediatric residents, and hematology/oncology fellows. The Division also sponsors an innovative summer student internship program for outstanding premedical and medical students. Learn more about our education and training programs