Training the next generation of leaders

When you choose a fellowship in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology at Roswell Park, you’ll be an integral part of patient care, from diagnosis and treatment through remission and palliative care.

As a free-standing NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, our translational medicine model connects fellows with clinicians, researchers and specialists who understand every aspect of cancer science. You’ll work in world-class facilities with internationally recognized physician scientists.

This three-year fellowship is a combined program with the University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Oishei Children’s Hospital.

Fellowship Highlights

  • Experienced, diverse, and dedicated faculty
  • A robust and unique clinical and research experience in a dynamic, nationally recognized cancer program
  • Exposure to patients with virtually every form of childhood cancer and blood disorder in our patient population; we care for ~75 new oncology diagnoses annually
  • Access to shared mentorship, core lab facilities and cutting-edge technologies within the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Small program size allowing for one-on-one supervision in all phases of our program

Research Opportunities

Just a few of our research highlights include:

  • Center for Immunotherapy (CFI): Conducting clinical trials that use immunotherapy approaches ranging from cancer vaccines and antibody therapy, to cellular therapy and immune response modifiers.
  • Center for Personalized Medicine (CPM): Using next-generation genomic sequencing to develop advanced molecular diagnostic tests that allow physicians to choose targeted therapies based on the unique genetic makeup of a patient’s tumor.
  • Monthly Pediatric Translational Research Group meetings: Fostering new interdisciplinary research collaborations.
  • You’ll collaborate with investigators working in innovative cancer research, including genetics, cell stress and immunotherapy.

Current and ongoing research projects are funded by the National Cancer Institute, St. Baldrick’s Foundation, Hyundai Hope on Wheels Foundation, and the Roswell Park Alliance Foundation.

Curriculum

During your fellowship, you’ll learn about innovative perspectives and cutting-edge advances in the pathogenesis and treatment of children with oncologic and blood disorders. We have close affiliation with Western New York BloodCare, a federally-funded hemophilia treatment center.

Your first year will be devoted almost exclusively to clinical work. You’ll also begin a full-day continuity clinic that carries on throughout your fellowship.

Your second and third years will be devoted to research. You’ll be expected to complete a substantive research project, usually culminating in a first-author publication in a peer-reviewed journal.

Accreditation

The Pediatric Hematology & Oncology Fellowship at Roswell Park is accredited by the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

Eligibility & How to Apply

You must have three years of general pediatric residency training to be eligible for this fellowship.

We begin receiving applications in July. Interviews typically are conducted between August and the end of October.

To apply, enter the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Match through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP), and submit your application through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).

Contact Us

For more information about the Pediatric Hematology & Oncology Fellowship program at Roswell Park, connect with:

Margaret Braymiller
Fellowship Program Administrator
Phone: (716) 845-2333
Fax: (716) 845-8003
Email: margaret.braymiller@roswellpark.org