Pediatric Hematology Oncology Fellowship Program

Pediatric Hematology Oncology Fellowship Program

The pediatric hematology/oncology fellowship program at the University of Washington is a 3 year training program that prepares physicians to become leaders in the field of pediatric hematology oncology.  The alliance of Seattle Children’s Hospital, the University of Washington Medical Center and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center together as the Seattle Cancer Care Center means fellows have access to some of the finest research and patient care institutions in the world. 

We accept 3 fellows each year.  The fellowship is fully-funded by a NIH T32 training grant and from institutional sources.    Additional support is available to enable successful fellows to continue at a junior faculty level for an additional year.  The majority of our fellows pursue careers in academic medicine, including clinical, epidemiological, translational or laboratory-based research. 

Fellowship Leadership

Fellowship Training Program Director
Amy E Geddis, MD, PhD

Fellowship Training Associate Program Director
Julie Rivers, MD

Chief, Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncolgy,Seattle Children's 
Doug Hawkins, MD

Director, T32 Program 
Irv Bernstein, MD

Program Objectives

  • The subspecialty resident will develop an understanding of the pathophysiology, diagnosis and clinical management of pediatric hematologic and oncologic disorders.
  • The subspecialty resident will learn to work as the leader of a patient care team and develop skills for effective interactions with patients, families and professional associates. In addition to the fellow, each patient is assigned an attending, an advanced practice provider and a nurse to provide continuity of care throughout therapy.
  • The subspecialty resident will understand the role of clinical research in patient care. Research is an integral part of patient care and fellows are trained in the development and implementation of clinical research protocols, and how to manage patients who are enrolled on study.
  • The subspecialty resident will develop skills in lifelong learning with an emphasis on scholarship, self-instruction and critical thinking. Completion of a scholarly project is required for completion of the program.