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  Training Program - Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Description How to Apply Benefits Contracts Length of Training
The Pediatric Hematology Oncology training program at Children's National Medical Center is an ACGME accredited (03/2009 - 03/2011), three year training program for physicians that have completed three years of general pediatric training at an ACGME accredited institution.

Our goals include providing:

  • Comprehensive clinical training in all aspects of pediatric hematology, oncology, and stem cell transplantation in infants, children, adolescents, and young adults
  • The appropriate environment and support for both clinical and laboratory research to prepare trainees for an academic career in this subspecialty
  • Opportunities for educating patients, families, and other trainees.

We accept four trainees per academic year

See the "Length of Training" section for specific information about the program.

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Clinical Programs

  • Oncology sees approximately 225 new patients per year.
  • The Experimental Therapeutics Program has been a member of the Children's Oncology Group (COG) Developmental Therapeutics Consortium (DVLC) since 2001. Currently, there are more than 100 open protocols.
  • Phase 1 institution for COG
  • Multi-Disciplinary Late Effects Clinic
  • Integrated neuro-oncology program "Brain Tumor Institute" providing treatment protocols from the Pediatric Brain Tumor Consortium (PBTC). Children's National is one of just 21 sites in North America selected to be a part of the PBTC.
  • Stem Cell Transplantation service performing more than 20 transplants per year.
  • Comprehensive Multi-Disciplinary Palliative Care Program
  • Comprehensive Hemophilia and Thrombosis Center with 200 active patients with bleeding disorders providing treatment protocols for previously untreated patients
  • Sickle Cell Disease Program cares for more than 1,000 active patients, including patients on hydroxyurea and chronic transfusion therapy. We participate in a number of clinical research protocols and have a dedicated movement disorders program. The program is one of the largest in the country.
  • Comprehensive Immunology program with three dedicated immunologists
  • Active clinical research on new antifungal agents
  • Large general hematology program
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The Cancer Research Institute is our laboratory facility that includes a self-contained research flow cytometry and stem cell processing department.

In November 2007, Children's National opened a new East Inpatient Tower including a floor dedicated to hematology, immunology, oncology, and stem cell transplantation. This unit encompasses 43,685 square feet and includes the following:

  • 32 single inpatient rooms
  • Seven bone marrow transplant rooms
  • Outpatient infusion center with 12 infusion bays, 2 private rooms, and an open play area
  • Outpatient clinic with 13 examination rooms
  • One operating room with recovery space for all procedures
  • Ronald McDonald family center
  • Chemotherapy pharmacy
  • Satellite hematology lab
  • Dedicated space for the art-therapy program
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Attending Staff

The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders has a team of 36 attending physicians.Gerard Martin, MD is the center's Acting Senior Vice President.

Division of Oncology

Leukemia/Lymphoma Program

Solid Tumor Program

Neuro-Oncology Program
Division of Hematology Sickle Cell Disease Program Coagulopathy and Bleeding Disorders "Hemophilia and Thrombosis Center" The Division of Blood and Marrow Transplantation (Stem Cell Transplantation) Hematopoietic Stem Cell Laboratory Division of Immunology
Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders of Northern Virginia Montgomery County Outpatient Center

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Support Staff

Support staff includes:

  • Nurse practitioners (seventeen)
  • Physician assistant (three)
  • Nurse coordinators (seven)
  • Social workers: Two for hematology and oncology, one for sickle cell anemia, one for neuro-oncology and one for the hemophilia treatment center
  • Psychologist (full-time)
  • Child life specialist
  • Art therapist (dedicated to the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders)
  • Physical therapist (part-time)
  • Clinical research associates (14 full/part-time)
  • Research Nurses ( three )
  • Administrative support staff (six)
  • Administrative and nursing support in the clinical areas (full support)

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