The goal of the Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Fellowship Program is to train qualified pediatricians in effectively evaluating and managing children and young adults with benign and malignant tumors of the central nervous system (CNS). Fellows will become comfortable with the diagnosis, treatment and care of complications of CNS tumors and CNS tumor therapy. In addition, fellows will become familiar with clinical and basic science research techniques. Leadership in clinical and translational research projects is encouraged and mentored.
Prerequisite training and selection criteria
- Applicants must have completed their residency training in pediatrics and fellowship training in pediatric hematology/oncology (ACGME accredited) or child neurology (CCGME accredited).
- Foreign applicants with equivalent qualifications are also eligible to apply.
- One year, comprising clinical rotations (60%) and clinical research (40%)
- Possible additional year of support for further research training for interested applicants with active research projects
Learn from and with experts from multiple disciplines involved in a rigorous but supportive academic environment at an internationally recognized institution with one of the largest pediatric neuro-oncology and developmental therapeutics programs in the country. The curriculum is flexible and based on candidate needs and interests. Training includes learning opportunities in the classroom (formal didactic teaching) as well as in the clinic and the hospital. Available rotations include:
- Palliative care
- Developmental therapy
- Cancer survivorship
- Radiation oncology
- Grant writing
For more information about our fellowship program, contact:
Anna J. Janss, MD, PhD
Fellowship Director, Neuro-Oncology
Administrative Coordinator, Neuro-Oncology