The Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Emory University School of Medicine offer a Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant (BMT) and Cell Therapy Fellowship Program to qualified candidates, following completion of their pediatric hematology/oncology fellowship.
The goal of the fellowship is to train experienced pediatricians in effectively evaluating and managing young patients who require a bone marrow transplant and cell therapy (e.g., CAR T-cells, CTLs). Fellows have the opportunity to treat patients with a variety of pediatric diseases and disorders that require a transplant or cell therapy, gaining familiarity and experience with management of these complex diseases.
Additionally, the fellowship provides an opportunity for fellows to learn about bone marrow harvesting and spend some time with our apheresis team, as well as in the cell processing lab, to gain familiarity with cellular therapy collections and processing.
Program duration and details
This fellowship is an intensive one-year program in pediatric stem cell transplantation and cellular therapy. Fellows will have inpatient and outpatient clinical responsibilities, dedicated research time and mentorship to allow for professional development.
Fellows will complete 8-12 weeks of inpatient service, during which they will be paired with faculty mentors to provide guidance and directed learning. During the latter half of the inpatient weeks, fellows are expected to lead the team, with faculty mentors as advisors. When fellows are not on inpatient service, they will have one day of clinic each week in which they see new patients and have a chance to develop their own continuity clinic.
As a fellow in this program, you will learn from and with experts from multiple disciplines who are involved in a rigorous but supportive academic environment at an internationally recognized institution with one of the largest BMT programs in the country. This training will adequately prepare fellows for junior faculty positions.
Rotations include different subspecialty clinics, including:
- Long-Term Sickle Cell Disease Survivor Clinic
- Immune Deficiency and Dysregulation Clinic
- Long-Term Survivor Clinic
- Graft-Versus-Host-Disease (GVHD) Clinic
Applicants must have completed their residency in pediatrics and their fellowship in pediatric hematology/oncology. Foreign applicants with equivalent qualifications are also eligible to apply. Applicants must be eligible for a Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) license in Georgia as well as a Doctor of Medicine (MD) license.
To apply for the fellowship, send the following information to Gary Lindsay, Fellowship Program Coordinator:
- An updated curriculum vitae (CV)
- A statement of intent describing your reasons for pursuing this fellowship, as well as your career goals and plans, and how these may be enhanced by the fellowship
- At least three references
For more information about our BMT and Cell Therapy Fellowship Program, contact Gary Lindsay.
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