At the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, we offer three-year pediatric hematology/oncology fellowships in collaboration with Emory University School of Medicine. Our program is one of the largest pediatric hematology/oncology training programs in the country and the premier program in the Southeast.
Additionally, our Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program offers:
- Blood and Marrow Transplant (BMT) and Cell Therapy Fellowship Program
- T32 Hematology Training Program
- Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Fellowship Program
- Survivorship Fellowship Program
The Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center provides advanced diagnostic and clinical care, educational programs, psychosocial support, and innovative treatment and research options for children and young adults.
The Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center is:
- One of the leading childhood cancer centers in the country, according to U.S. News & World Report.
- Among the largest pediatric hematology/oncology programs in the country, employing approximately 120 faculty members.
- One of the first established National Institutes of Health (NIH) K12- and K30-sponsored clinical research training facilities.
- An active participant in numerous Children's Oncology Group (COG) clinical trials, consortium trials, and local investigator-initiated studies providing vast options for patients to participate in state-of-the-art treatments, the Aflac Cancer & Blood Disorders Center annually ranks among the top centers nationally for COG clinical trial enrollment.
- A member of the COG Phase I consortium—one of only 21 centers in the country and one of three in the Southeast.
- Generating direct costs of more than $43 million in extramural research funding, including more than $27 million from NIH in 2022.
- The largest comprehensive pediatric sickle cell disease program in the country and among the top five hemostasis and thrombosis programs nationally.
- The largest single-center experience in the country for matched-sibling transplants for sickle cell disease.
As one of the largest childhood cancer and blood disorders centers in the country, you’ll gain exposure to a high volume and variety of cases. We care for more than 500 newly diagnosed cancer patients each year and follow more than 2,000 patients with sickle cell disease, hemophilia and other blood disorders. In addition, we have performed more than 1,000 BMTs since our program’s inception, and we follow more than 1,600 survivors through our Cancer Survivor Program.
National Honors from U.S. News & World Report
Children’s ranks among the nation’s top pediatric hospitals on the U.S. News & World Report list of “Best Children’s Hospitals.” The report ranks hospitals for excellence in outcomes, program structure and national reputation in 10 pediatric specialty areas.Our Awards
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Our fellowship program leaders include:
- Katie Sutton, MD, Program Director
- Dan Wechsler, MD, PhD, Co-Director
- Megan (Brown) Fleegle, MD, Associate Director
- Gary Woods, MD, Associate Director
- Gary Lindsay, Senior Program Coordinator
Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Highlights
As one of the largest pediatric oncology and hematology programs in the country, the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center offers a three-year fellowship in collaboration with Emory University.Watch Video
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Our goal is to train academically oriented hematologists and oncologists who will be involved in a lifetime of excellence in pediatric patient care, teaching and research. Our program sees some of the country’s largest pediatric patient volumes, exposing fellows to more educational cases and greater research opportunities.
In order to be considered for our Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program, applicants must complete an accredited three-year pediatric residency in North America before the start of the program. International medical graduates are welcome and encouraged to apply.
Children’s welcomes and appreciates everyone, regardless of gender or gender identity, age, race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, political affiliation, religion, health status or family composition. Our goal is to be a place where people feel valued for their professional and personal contributions, and to be a model for standing against discrimination, and standing for diversity and inclusion.
We use the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) to process all fellowship applications.
How to apply:
- Visit the ERAS website.
- Select “MyERAS.”
- Note your Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) ID and self-created password for future access.
Contact Gary Lindsay, Senior Program Coordinator, with questions.
Application requirements checklist
Applicants must submit:
- Curriculum vitae (including academic honors, membership in organizations, research experience and extracurricular activities)
- Three letters of recommendation, including:
- Faculty member from a division of hematology/oncology
- Faculty resident advisor or residency program director
- A professional of your choosing (if significant research involvement, letter from research mentor)
- Copy of dean’s letter and evaluation
- Medical school transcript
- Personal statement, including a description of previous research and clinical experience, reason for interest in a career in pediatric hematology/oncology, and career goals
- Copies of United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) scores, Step 1 and Step 2 only
- Immigration visa copy (if applicable)
- Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) certificate (if applicable)
- Passport-style photograph
Gary Lindsay, Senior Program Coordinator