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Hematology/Oncology

The Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Fellowship Training Program at Duke University Medical Center is designed to provide a diversified, organized educational environment that will allow the fellow to develop both the clinical and research skills necessary to become an academic pediatric hematologist/oncologist. The program is dedicated to developing individual careers by providing a strong basic foundation in clinical and laboratory research that allows each trainee freedom to choose their career goals. 

To prevent distractions and allow fellows to concentrate on acquiring their clinical and research skills, the fellowship is divided into one clinical year and two years dedicated to research. The first year of fellowship is an intensive clinical experience designed to allow the fellow to develop skills in diagnosis and current therapy for pediatric hematologic and oncologic problems. By providing a broad exposure to both common and unusual problems in pediatric hematology, oncology, neuro-oncology, and blood and marrow transplant the fellow will become competent in treating oncologic and hematologic disorders in children. The first year will also expose the fellow to many areas of potential research.

During the second and third year of training, the fellow’s time is committed to learning the principles of research or, if specifically requested, pursuing formal training in clinical research design and implementation.

Program Overview

   
Positions offered per year Up to three
Current number of fellows Six
Program duration Three years
Accrediting body Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education
Match participation? Yes
How to apply? Electronic Residency Application Services (ERAS)
Contact person

Jodi Russell
Fellowship Program Coordinator
2424 Erwin Road
DUMC Box 2739
Durham, NC 27710
919.684.3829
919.681.4836 fax
jodi.russell@duke.edu 

Program director Jennifer A. Rothman, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Clinical Outpatient Manager
919.684.3401
jennifer.rothman@duke.edu
Current fellows

Third year
Caleb Nannes, MD
Mimi Tesfaye, MD

Second year
Marissa Just, MD
Joanna Robles, MD

First year
David Noyd, MD
Katherine Ryan, MD