The Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Fellowship at Indiana University School of Medicine prepares trainees for clinical practice, academic research and teaching. Fellows gain experience in all aspects of this pediatric specialty through direct patient contact and extensive interaction with faculty. Clinical areas of training include leukemias, solid tumors, brain tumors, hematopoietic/stem cell transplantation, general pediatric hematology, sickle cell disease, bone marrow failure syndromes, hemophilia and other coagulation disorders.
In Indiana, Riley Hospital for Children is the only comprehensive, freestanding children’s hospital. The hospital services the entire state of Indiana as well as bordering regions of Michigan, Illinois, Ohio and Kentucky. Fellows train at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health in Indianapolis, which offers approximately 300 new oncology patients annually and the only pediatric stem cell transplant (SCT) program in Indiana. The SCT program treats 30-40 patients per year, and emphasis is placed on learning the range of indications for stem cell transplant, donor selection, methods of stem cell transplant, complications and outcomes. Fellows are exposed to clinical apheresis, human leukocyte antigen typing and the stem-cell processing laboratory.