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Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Fellowship (Minnesota)


Program description

The three-year Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, is designed to prepare physicians for a rewarding academic career in pediatric hematology/oncology.

When you successfully complete this program, you will have the clinical, laboratory and research skills necessary to obtain a full-time appointment in an academic institution. The three years are structured to provide clinical experience integrated with laboratory area and 18 to 21 months of research experience.

The Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology has seven board-certified pediatric hematologists/oncologists and functions as a comprehensive center for pediatric cancer treatment and hemophilia care.

During your training at Mayo Clinic, you gain experience through various clinical, research and education opportunities that include, but are not limited, to:

  • Bone marrow transplant
  • Benign hematology
  • Hemostasis-thrombosis
  • General oncology
  • Neuro-oncology
  • Clinical pharmacology and pharmacogenomics
  • Cytogenetics
  • Hematopathology
  • Pain and palliative care
  • Radiation oncology
  • Transfusion medicine

The program is structured to provide a diverse experience for all trainees while giving them real-life opportunities to participate in the practice of pediatric hematology/oncology in a variety of meaningful ways.

What makes Mayo Clinic a unique place to complete your pediatric hematology/oncology fellowship?

Completing your fellowship training at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, provides you with an abundance of experiences that are geared to help you succeed in your future career. The goal of Mayo Clinic is to always put the needs of the patients first, and training with us allows you to put that principle to practice.

With the experienced staff involved in the clinical and research realms of the hematology/oncology world at Mayo Clinic, you have access to experts that help advance your own fund of knowledge. With a combination of hands-on learning, shadowing and team efforts, the teaching efforts guided by these specialists are second to none.


The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, as well as the American Board of Pediatrics accredits the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Fellowship program at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. The fellowship is open to physicians who have successfully completed an accredited pediatric residency program in the United States.

Mayo Clinic is fortunate to have the Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education on-site. This provides the opportunity to have a variety of experts in licensure, visa status and program requirements readily available to answer any questions.


The Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Fellowship fulfills the requirements for subspecialty training in pediatric hematology/oncology as prescribed by the Subboard of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology of the American Board of Pediatrics.

Graduates are board-eligible for the pediatric hematology-oncology subspecialty certification examination offered by the American Board of Pediatrics.

Program history

The pediatric hematology/oncology subspecialty was developed at Mayo Clinic in the 1950s with E. Omer Burgert, M.D., and Steve D. Mills, M.D., as early pioneers in the field. The Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Fellowship program began at Mayo Clinic in 1985 and has trained dozens of highly skilled pediatric hematologists and oncologists. It is anticipated that one fellow will complete this fellowship annually.

In addition to the current physicians supporting the fellows in their training, the graduates of this fellowship program at Mayo Clinic are now active in the field of pediatric hematology/oncology, worldwide. We are excited for the opportunity to add to that list!