Our program is designed to develop academic leaders in the care of hematologic and oncologic disorders in infants, children, adolescents and young adults. Fellowship training will provide the clinical and research experience necessary to treat a wide variety of related problems, and will allow the physician to become a board-certified clinician, an accomplished teacher and a distinguished researcher.
- To develop strong, effective interpersonal skills to lead a multidisciplinary care team and interact effectively with patients and families from diverse backgrounds
- To build skills in the critical analysis of scientific literature
- To become an effective teacher of patients and families, medical students and residents
- To develop the ability and dedication to become a lifelong learner
A Distinctive Training Environment
- The UW hospital treats over two million patients throughout Wisconsin and northern Illinois. The American Family Children’s Hospital opened in 2007 and houses our 16-bed inpatient service, adjacent 22-bed PICU, and includes 4 bone marrow transplant beds and an I-131 MIBG radiotherapy suite.
- UW Carbone Cancer Center is the only Comprehensive Cancer Center, designated by the National Cancer Institute, in the state of Wisconsin.
- Our Production Assistance for Cellular Therapies (PACT) center, which is designed to optimize novel cellular therapies such as natural killer cell infusions, represents one of only 5 PACT centers designated by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute nationwide.
- We are one of 27 member centers of the Cancer Immunotherapy Trials Network (CITN) in the US.
- On service, fellows adopt primary responsibility for newly-diagnosed oncology patients and hematology referrals. Our division treats approximately 100 new oncology patients and 150 new hematology patients per year.
- The Bone Marrow Transplant service, which has grown annually, currently manages approximately 16 new transplants (malignant + nonmalignant diseases) per year.
- We are a fully-accredited member center of the Children’s Oncology Group, Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant Consortium, New Approaches to Neuroblastoma Therapy, Primary Immune Deficiency Treatment Consortium (PIDTC) and a Pediatric Neuro-Oncology trials consortium. Our division participates in pediatric phase I, II, and III trials offered by UW and through these groups.
- Our faculty work one-on-one with fellows during all phases of clinical training and mentorship.
- Our fellows prepare and present our tumor board, core curriculum and journal club sessions in close collaboration with faculty.
- Our fellows take charge of inpatient rounds and are responsible for teaching of students, residents and other staff.
- We were named one of 7 centers participating in a Pediatric Cancer Dream Team, as awarded by Stand Up to Cancer, St. Baldrick's Foundation and the American Association of Cancer Research.