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 Cellular Therapy Fellowship Program to qualified candidates.
The goal of the Pediatric BMT Fellowship Program is to train experienced pediatricians in effectively evaluating and managing young patients requiring blood and marrow transplantation and cellular therapies (e.g., CAR-T cells, CTLs). Fellows have the opportunity to treat patients with a variety of pediatric diseases and disorders requiring transplantation or cellular therapies, 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 the apheresis team and in the cell processing lab to gain familiarity with cellular therapy collections and processing.
As a fellow in this program, you will 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 bone marrow transplant programs in the country. This training will adequately prepare fellows for junior faculty positions.
Rotations include different subspecialty clinics, including but not limited to:
- Long-term sickle cell survivor clinic
- Immune deficiency and dysregulation clinic
- Long-term survivor clinic
- Graft-versus-host-disease clinic
Prerequisite training and selection criteria
Applicants must have completed their residency training in pediatrics and fellowship training in pediatric hematology/oncology. Foreign applicants with equivalent qualifications are also eligible to apply. Applicants must be eligible for a DEA license in Georgia and for license as an MD.
To apply, send the following to Program Coordinator Angie Dill:
- An updated CV
- A statement of intent describing your reasons for pursuing a BMT Fellowship, as well as your career goals and plans, and how these may be enhanced by the fellowship
- At least 3 references
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 12 weeks on inpatient service, during which they will be paired with faculty mentors to provide guidance and directed learning. During the latter half of the 12 weeks, fellows are expected to lead the team with faculty mentors as advisors. When not on inpatient service, fellows will have one day of clinic each week during which they see new patients and have a chance to develop their own continuity clinic.
For more information about our fellowship program, contact:
Program Coordinator, Fellowship Programs