Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Fellowship

The largest accredited pediatric hematology-oncology fellowship program in the country and among the finest in the nation is located at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital. Our experts are training board-eligible and board-certified pediatricians to become sub-specialists in pediatric hematology-oncology.

Texas Children’s Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine collaborate to offer one of the finest pediatric hematology-oncology fellowship programs in the nation. The large array of clinical service opportunities, preeminent faculty, and state-of-the-art research programs of these top institutions provide an excellent setting for this specialized training. Designed to prepare M.D.s and M.D./Ph.D.s for academic careers, this ACGME-accredited comprehensive training program affords opportunities for fellows to work alongside renowned faculty physicians to gain valuable in-depth clinical and laboratory research experience. 8 new fellows are recruited annually through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).

Trainees who complete this program acquire outstanding clinical experience and are firmly grounded in the intricacies of their specialty areas. In addition, fellows receive specialized laboratory or clinical research training experience and are propelled to become leaders in their field. Over 2,000 new pediatric patients with cancer and hematologic disorders are referred to Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers each year. Consequently, fellows participate in the evaluation and development of a wide variety of clinical pediatric hematologic and oncologic problems. Although formal fellowship training in pediatric hematology-oncology ordinarily involves a 3 year training period, we highly encourage our trainees to pursue a fourth year of training.

As one of the finest pediatric hematology-oncology fellowship programs in the nation, the Cancer and Hematology Centers at Texas Children's Hospital is training fellows to obtain outstanding clinical and laboratory research knowledge, paving the future of pediatric cancer and blood disorder care. 


Throughout the period of training, experienced faculty members guide each fellow to ensure that he or she develops and acquires excellent clinical, research and leadership skills. The initial 13 months of training are dedicated to obtaining comprehensive clinical skills in pediatric hematology and oncology. During this period, fellows select a clinical research or laboratory research experience to pursue in their second and third years. Fellows are encouraged to pursue an additional fourth year of training in their area of research. The large clinical service and state-of-the-art research programs at Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers and Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) provide a unique training experience for our fellows. Approximately 800 new pediatric cancer patients, and more than 1,200 new patients with hematologic disorders, are referred each year to the Cancer and Hematology Centers at Texas Children's Hospital. Virtually every form of childhood cancer and blood disorder is represented in our patient population. As a result, the program offers in depth exposure to a multitude of pediatric hematologic and oncologic problems. The carefully supervised training environment is overseen by highly experienced and qualified attending faculty. As the fellows’ knowledge and experience increase, so does their level of clinical responsibility.