Doernbecher Children’s Hospital and Oregon Health & Science University collaborate to offer one of the finest pediatric hematology-oncology fellowship training programs in the nation.  The clinical service, faculty, and state-of-the-art research programs provide an excellent setting for this specialized training. Designed to prepare MDs, MD/PhDs, or DOs for academic careers, this ACGME-accredited comprehensive training program affords opportunities for fellows to work alongside renowned faculty physicians to gain a valuable in-depth clinical and scholarly activity experience.  As of 2013, three new fellows will be recruited annually through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).  Trainees who complete this program have acquired superb clinical experience and are firmly grounded in the basic biology of pediatric hematology-oncology.  In addition, fellows receive specialized training experience in laboratory or clinical research, setting the stage for becoming leaders in our field.

Doernbecher Children’s Hospital diagnoses more than 200 new pediatric patients with cancer and blood disorders each year.  As a result, fellows deal with a wide variety of clinical pediatric hematologic and oncologic problems.


OHSU Division of Hematology Oncology

Our Mission

The mission of the Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Fellowship Program at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital and Oregon Health & Science University is to provide fellows the opportunity to develop the clinical and research skills necessary to become productive and successful leaders in academic pediatric hematology-oncology.  Our trainees are pediatricians who become clinician educators or clinician scientists and pursue academic careers in clinical, epidemiological, translational, or laboratory-based research.


The fellowship is a three-year program.  After acceptance into our program, all fellows are guaranteed funding for the entire three years of fellowship.  However, seeking and writing for other funding opportunities are encouraged.

Goals and Objectives

Upon successful completion of our training program, fellows will:

  • Have a comprehensive understanding of the pathophysiology of pediatric hematologic and oncologic disorders
  • Be competent in the clinical diagnosis and management of these disorders
  • Understand clinical trials methodology
  • Have competence in a selected research interest

Our program seeks to nurture and develop laboratory researchers and clinical investigators.