Fourth Year Advanced Training Fellowships Fourth Year Fellowship in Pediatric Neuro-oncology

Treatment of children with neuro-oncology problems requires a multi-disciplinary team of medical specialists. The needs for unique sub specialists who can orchestrate such a highly specialized multidisciplinary team have produced the concept of pediatric neuro-oncologist.

The pediatric hematology-oncology fellowship programs such as that at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital, teach the basic principles and practice in pediatric neuro-oncology. However, in order to acquire more comprehensive and advanced knowledge and skills in this subspecialty, we have developed a one year of post-graduate training specifically in the area of pediatric neuro-oncology at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital. The existing section of pediatric neuro-oncology provides the perfect environment for achieving these educational goals.

Goals and Objectives

  • The overall objective is to develop clinical expertise, leadership skills and research expertise in the field of neuro-oncology.  
  • To provide advanced training in the evaluation, diagnosis and management of children and adolescents with a variety of neoplasms of the nervous system 
  • Augment administrative and clinical expertise in the multidisciplinary field of pediatric neuro-oncology. 
  • Use basic knowledge in cancer biology to improve the understanding of current therapy and propose novel approaches for the treatment of pediatric brain tumors that will ultimately impact on their management 
  • To further augment teaching and leadership skills in the clinic setting    

Program Eligibility

Candidates should be American Board of Pediatrics eligible for pediatric hematology-oncology or should have received equivalent training as judged by the program directors.  Only individuals who have successfully completed an ACGME-accredited fellowship in pediatric hematology-oncology or equivalent training are eligible for this advanced training opportunity.

Foreign medical graduates and visa holders 
At this time, we are only able to accept J-1 training visas, but not those with H1B visas.

Program Duration

One year

Program Dates

July - June

Program Accreditation and Training Sites

Texas Medical Board: 503-48-05-04

Texas Children’s Hospital 
University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center 


Through the following core rotations, each lasting for one to two months, trainee will acquire multidisciplinary knowledge and skills necessary for the management of children and adolescents with brain tumors. Depending upon the rotation the trainee will spend 2-3 days weekly in these learning venues in addition to the time spent in the neuro-oncology clinic service as noted above.

  • Neurosurgery
  • Neuroradiology
  • Neuropathology
  • Neurology
  • Radiation Oncology   


Conference Frequency
Tumor Board & Problem Case Conference weekly
Neuro-oncology Conference weekly
Hematology Team Conference bi-weekly
Research Seminar Conference weekly
Coagulation Conference monthly
General Hematology Conference monthly

Contact Us

Address: 1102 Bates Ave., Ste. 1570 Houston, TX 77030

Program E-mail: txcheducation@texaschildrens.org

Neuro-oncology Fellowship Clinical Director: Murali Chintagumpala, MD

Neuro-oncology Fellowship Program Director 
YoungNa Lee-Kim, MD, MEd


Fellows interested in this fellowship training program must complete and submit an application along with three letters of reference, a curriculum vitae and a statement of interest.