Program Overview

The Alpert Medical School of Brown University and Hasbro Children’s Hospital provide a comprehensive and immersive training experience for subspecialty fellows in pediatric hematology oncology. The fellowship program has an extensive history of training excellent clinician scientists, researchers and educators who are positioned to become future leaders in the field. The program is certified by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), allowing for American Board of Pediatrics subspecialty certification in pediatric hematology oncology. The fellowship first began in 1972, has been continuously accredited since 1985 and trains one fellow per year, allowing for close mentorship and teaching with broad clinical experiences.

The Division of Pediatric Hematology Oncology in the Department of Pediatrics at Hasbro Children’s Hospital cares for the children of Rhode Island, Eastern Connecticut and Southeastern Massachusetts. Our team is broadly divided into four subspecialty teams.  Between the Hematologic Malignancies Program and the Solid and Central Nervous System Tumor Program, we care for 60-70 new oncologic diagnoses per year.  Our Cancer Survivorship Program cares for over 400 children and young adults in the region who are survivors of childhood cancer.  Our robust Hematology Program serves 120 patients with sickle cell disease and thalassemia, over 100 families with hemophilia and other bleeding disorders and a large number of new hematology consultations yearly.  In additional, trainees have the opportunity to work with experts in established Cancer Predisposition and Fertility Preservation Programs.  Training in Hematopoetic Stem Cell Transplantation and Cellular Therapy is provided in partnersthip with Dana Farber Cancer Institute and Boston Children's Hospital.