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Fellows

Third Year Fellows: 2020-2023

Kristine Karvonen, M.D.

Kristine Karvonen, M.D.

Medical School:  University of Virginia School of Medicine
Residency: University of Washington/Seattle Children’s Hospital

Research Focus:  Poverty burden in children with newly diagnosed leukemia by race and ethnicity in the clinical trial setting
Mentors: Abby Rosenberg, M.D., M.S., Kira Bona, M.D.

Additional Training/Grant Support:
Master of Science in Epidemiology
Child Health Equity Research Program for Post-doctoral Trainees

NIH Loan Repayment Award 2022

Danielle Kirkey, M.D.

Danielle Kirkey, M.D.

Medical School:  Rush Medical College
Residency: Stanford University

Research focus: Identification and characterization of novel immunotherapy targets in KMT2A-rearranged AML
Mentor: Soheil Meshinchi, M.D., Ph.D.

Tim Ohlsen, M.D.

Tim Ohlsen, M.D.

Medical School:  University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Residency: University of Utah

Research focus: Financial toxicity and geographic disparities in pediatric oncology
Mentors: Arti Desai, M.D,. M.S.P.H., Eric Chow, M.D., M.P.H.

Additional Training/Grant Support:
Master of Science in Health Services
Health Services and Quality of Care Research Fellowship

Second Year Fellows: 2021-2024

Emily Merkel, M.D.

Emily Merkel, M.D.

Medical School: University of Washington School of Medicine
Residency: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Research Focus: Palliative care and quality of life in the pediatric bone marrow transplant population

Additional Training: Masters of Science in Epidemiology

Samantha Scanlon, M.D.

Samantha Scanlon, M.D.

Medical School:  University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine
Residency: Stanford University

Research Focus: Medical education in pediatric hematology-oncology

Welcome First Year Fellows! 2022-2025

Clara Libbrecht, M.D., Ph.D.

Clara Libbrecht, M.D., Ph.D.

Medical School: Faculté de Médecine Paris Descartes
Residency: Boston Combined Residency Program

Melissa Martos, M.D.

Melissa Martos, M.D.

Medical School:  University of California San Francisco School of Medicine
Residency: University of Washington, Seattle Children's Hospital

Alex Murray, M.D.

Alex Murray, M.D.

Medical School: George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Residency: University of Washington, Seattle Children's Hospital

Alumni 2019-2022

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Julie Boiko, MD, MS                                                                                    
Acting Instructor, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, University of Washington
Molecular Medicine and Mechanisms of Disease PhD Program

Shireen Ganapathi, MD
Acting Instructor, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, University of Washington
Alex's Lemonade Stand Young Investigator  
ASCO Conquer Cancer Young Investigator

Brittany Lee, MD, MA
Acting Instructor, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, University of Washington
T32 Palliative Care Research Fellowship
Rally Fellow (Rally Foundation for Childhood Research Fellowship Award)

Alumni 2018-2021

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Rula Green Gladden, MD                                                                                    
Acting Instructor, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, University of Washington
NCI K12 Career Development Award in Oncology

Anurekha Hall, MD, MS
Acting Instructor, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, University of Washington
ASCO Conquer Cancer Young Investigator

Natalie Wu, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, UCSF

Alumni 2017-2020

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Cassie Chou, MD, PhD
Medical Director, Genentech

Erin Crotty, MD
Assistant Professor, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, University of Washington
CCRF Emerging Scientist Award

Molly Taylor, MD
Assistant Professor, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, University of Washington
ASCO Conquer Cancer Young Investigator
St. Baldrick's Fellow Award

Alumni 2016-2019

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Jay Sarthy, MD PhD
Assistant Professor, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, University of Washington, Seattle Children's Hospital
Principal laboratory investigator, Seattle Children's Research Institute
NIH NCI K08 Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award
Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation Sohn Fellow
Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Award for Medical Scientists
Hyundai Hope on Wheels Young Investigator

Meera Srikanthan, MD
Assistant Professor, Division of Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplantation & Cellular Therapy, University of Minnesota

Angela Steineck, MD
Assistant Professor, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Medical College of Wisconsin
ASCO Conquer Cancer Career Development Award
St. Baldrick's Fellow Award

Alumni 2015-2018

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Allison Kaeding, MD
Director, Early Clinical Development: Hematology/Oncology & Cell Therapy at Bristol Myers Squibb

Tyler Ketterl, MD MS
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Hematology/Oncology, University of Washington

Jamie Stokke, MD
Assistant Professor, Keck School of Medicine, Attending Physician, Cancer and Blood Disease Institute, Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Associate Director, Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Fellowship Training Program

Alumni 2014-2017

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Raghav Chawla, MD, PhD
Translational Medicine and Data Science Expert, Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research

Wayne Liang, MD, MS
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Hematology/Oncology, Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, Atlanta

Julie Rivers, MD
Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Hematology/Oncology, University of Washington
Program Director, Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Fellowship, University of Washington School of Medicine/Seattle Children's/Fred Hutch

Alumni 2013-2016

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Maya Hughes, MD
Pediatrician, The Everett Clinic

Christopher Lux, MD, PhD
Associate Medical Director, Vertex Pharmaceutical

Agne Taraseviciute, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California

Alumni 2012-2015

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Melisa Ruiz-Gutierrez, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Boston University School of Medicine

Angela Scott, MD
Pediatrician, Mercy Clinics

Corinne Summers, MD
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics Hematology/Oncology, University of Washington

Alumni 2011-2014

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John Carter, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Hematology/Oncology, Oregon Health & Sciences University

Katherine Tarlock, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Hematology/Oncology, University of Washington

Urmila Uparkar, MBBS, MD
Consultant, Paediatric Oncology, The Gujarat Cancer & Research Institute

Alumni 2010-2013

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Cori Abikoff, MD
Medical Director, Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Heather Schuback, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Hematology/Oncology, University of Washington School of Medicine

Abelson Lecture Reception and New Fellows Welcome BBQ 2022
Abelson Lecture Reception and New Fellows Welcome BBQ 2022
Fellows' Graduation 2022
Fellows' Graduation 2022