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Department of Pediatrics

Hematology-Oncology Fellowship

Mission Statement

The mission of our three-year ACGME accredited fellowship is to encourage and train the next leaders in the field of pediatric hematology/oncology. The fellowship program provides both clinical and research training, individualized to the goals and experiences of each trainee.

Overview

Our Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program offers participants an opportunity to be part of a unique, world-class research and care environment. Seattle Children’s Hospital, the University of Washington Medical Center, and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center are each world leaders – among the finest research and patient care institutions in the world. The combination of these three results in an unbeatable training experience.

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Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program 

Curriculum

First Year

The first year of our program is primarily focused on clinical training and development of teaching skills. Fellows witness and participate in the conduct of a wide spectrum of clinical and translational research during their clinical rotations and are provided with an introduction to laboratory and clinical outcomes research conducted at Seattle Children's Hospital, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and University of Washington.

Second and Third Years

During the second and third years, training is focused primarily on the acquisition of research skills. Each fellow participates in a scholarly project with research training available in laboratory based, translational, clinical and epidemiologic arenas.

For more information, please visit the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Programwebsite.

Core Training Sites

Seattle Children's Hospital & Adolescent Medicine Clinic at Springbrook

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Seattle Children's Hospital

Seattle Children's Hospital is both a community hospital for greater Seattle and the pediatric referral center for the Northwest providing excellent pediatric care to meet the medical, surgical and developmental needs of children in the WWAMI region. Serving as the main clinical training site for pediatric residents, this 420-bed hospital is conveniently located one and one-half miles from the University of Washington campus in an attractive, residential neighborhood of Seattle. The staff consists of University faculty and Seattle Children's full-time physicians, as well as private practicing physicians from the Seattle area.

Other sites include Seattle Children’s Research Institute, Harborview Medical Center, the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, and the University of Washington Medical Center.

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (FHCRC)

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Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (FHCRC)

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center is one of the world's premiere research institutions, home to three Nobel Laureates (including Dr. Donnall Thomas, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1990 for his contributions to the field of bone marrow transplantation) and many other global leaders in life sciences research. The Center receives more research funding from the National Institutes of Health than any other public or private research institution in the world. The Hutchinson Center, together with its clinical and research partners, the University of Washington, Seattle Children's and the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), comprise the Fred Hutchinson/University of Washington Cancer Consortium. The Consortium is among 40 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers nationwide. More than 2,760 people work for the Hutchinson Center, including nearly 200 scientific faculty and more than 550 pre-doctoral and post-doctoral researchers and other scientific staff.

UW Medical Center - Montlake (UWMC)

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University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC)

UWMC was ranked among the nation's top ten best general hospitals in recent U.S. News & World Report survey. Patients referred from UW Medicine sites and practitioners from WWAMI regional medical education program, a partnership between the UW School of Medicine and states of Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana and Idaho that provides medical education for the five-state region.

Every day, more than 5,500 dedicated and compassionate UW Medical Center - Montlake team members bring passion and commitment to the care of our patients and their families.

As the No. 1 hospital in Seattle and Washington State since 2012 (U.S. News & World Report), UW Medical Center - Montlake is one of the world's foremost academic health centers, delivering exceptional, multidisciplinary care to a vast array of patients who come to us from across the globe.

From first of their kind, life-saving surgical procedures to routine adult, maternal and newborn medicine, we're training the next generation of medical professionals. By using the latest advances in medical technology and patient- and family-centered care, we're building a better future for our community.

At UW Medical Center - Montlake, our care is powered by research and informed by education.

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA)

The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance is a world-class cancer care consortium comprised of medical care professionals from Seattle Children's Hospital, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and University of Washington. The SCCA inpatient pediatric service is located at Seattle Children's Hospital and includes our inpatient hematopoietic stem cell transplant service and our general oncology/hematology service. Outpatient pediatric transplant patients are treated at the SCCA clinic located adjacent to the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center campus. We diagnose about 230 pediatric patients with oncologic disorders annually. Last year, the SCCA had the highest one-year survival rates for hematopoietic stem cell transplants of any treatment center in the country.

Division Chief
Program Director

Fellows and Alumni

Current Fellows

  • Angela Steineck, MD
  • Cassie Chou, MD PhD
  • Erin Crotty, MD
  • Anurekha Gollapudi, MDRula Green Gladden, MD
  • Natalie, Wu, MD
  • Julie Boiko, MD MS
  • Shireen Ganapathi, MD
  • Brittany Lee, MD 

For more information on current fellows' biographies, research projects and publications, please visit the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program website.

2014-2017

Raghav Chawla, MD PhD
Wayne Liang, MD MS
Julie Rivers, MD

2013-2016

Maya Hughes, MD
Christopher Lux, MD PhD
Agne Taraseviciute, MD PhD

2012-2015

Melisa Ruiz-Gutierrez, MD PhD
Angela Scott, MD
Corinne Summers, MD

2011-2014

John Carter, MD PhD
Katherine Tarlock, MD
Urmila Uparkar, MD

2010-2013

Cori Abikoff, MD
Heather Helton, MD

2009-2012

Brandon Hadland, MD, PhD
Ronald Cheung, MD, PhD
Abby Rosenberg, MD MS

2008-2011

Ann Dahlberg, MD
Matthew Kutny, MD
Suzanne McGoldrick, MD

2007-2010

Abraham Fong, MD, PhD
Rabi Hanna, MD

2006-2009

Rebecca Gardner, MD
Phoenix Ho, MD
Trisha Wong, MD

2005-2008

Scott Borinstein, MD, PhD
Scott Diede, MD, PhD
Elisabeth Villavicencio MD PhD

2004-2007

Eric Chow, MD, MPH
Tracy Hentz, MD
Monica Thakar, MD

2003-2006

Jacob Garcia, MD
Jessica Pollard, MD

2002-2005

Tina Albertson, MD PhD
Marie Bleakley, MD
Mari Dallas, MD

2001-2004

Lauri Burroughs, MD
Sue Spiller, MD

How to Apply

Requirements

Prerequisites/post-medical school requirements: Applicants must be in or have completed a three-year pediatric residency and must have passed USMLE Steps 1 and 2. Fellows who match to our program must complete a three year residency, must obtain a Washington state medical license and DEA certificate, must have passed USMLE Steps 1, 2 and 3, and must provide health/immunization documentation prior to starting their fellowship.

Timeline

Application deadline: July 31, 2018

Interviews: early September - early November

Match date: December

Applications for the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Program are through ERAS.

For more information, please visit the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Programwebsite.

Fellowship Director
Program Coordinator
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Maya Luzzi

Program Coordinator

206.987.6005 (phone)
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