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Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Fellowship Program

Curriculum and Research

Kristine Crews and Barthelemy Diouf

We train top-caliber future leaders in academic pediatric hematology-oncology. Our fellows graduate from the program with:

  • A comprehensive understanding of the pathophysiology of pediatric hematologic and oncologic disorders
  • Competence in the clinical diagnosis and management of these disorders
  • An understanding of clinical trials methodology
  •  In-depth experience in a selected research area

The fellowship is generally a 3-year commitment, which can be extended to accommodate research needs. The first year provides comprehensive clinical training. Subsequent years are devoted to active, direct involvement in clinical, basic or translational research. We strive to provide an experience that advances each individual’s career goals, so the clinical schedule, research activities and educational opportunities can be customized to align with your specific areas of interest.

An integrated part of the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center’s Pediatric Residency Program, the fellowship is certified by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and leads to subspecialty certification. 

The St. Jude Pediatric Hematology/ Oncology Fellowship Leadership is happy to support fellows who wish to pursue further education or further research in a variety of ways. Our program partners with several local and national universities and colleges for those Fellows who are seeking Master or Doctoral degrees, including the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.

Our St. Jude fellows also have the opportunity for more advanced research activities through our competitive Physician Scientist Instructor program. This 3-year program affords outstanding fellows the opportunity to transition to faculty with the support of others in their laboratory or clinical research.

Finally, those Fellows who are interested in more specialized careers have the opportunity to participate in a variety of more focused one-year specialty training programs here at St. Jude.