Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Fellowship

The Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Program at the UConn School of Medicine and Connecticut Children’s prepares individuals to become leaders in the field by providing the highest quality training in the diagnosis and treatment of blood and cancer disorders through exceptional clinical care and research. Through our unique collaboration with Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine in nearby Farmington, we offer research opportunities in state-of-the-art genomics and mouse genetics laboratories to prepare physician scientists as well as expert clinicians to engage in precision oncology research. Fellows also will have the opportunity for additional training in the diagnosis and management of bone marrow transplant through rotations at Boston Children's Hospital/Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

The division has nine board-certified/board-eligible faculty. Clinical staff include 4 social workers, 10 advance practitioners, 14 outpatient nurses. Within our Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, we offer pediatric patients exceptional clinical care, access to novel therapies and clinical trials, family support programs and a state-of-the-art outpatient infusion center. We have programs for adolescent and young adult (AYA), supportive care, sarcomas, hematological malignancies, palliative care, and a wide range of non-malignant blood disorders including sickle cell anemia, hemophilia, thalassemia, and hypercoagulable conditions. We also have dedicated clinics for sickle cell disease, hemostasis, neuro-oncology and survivorship. Connecticut Children’s is home to a full range of pediatric subspecialties and ancillary services.

Program Aims

The Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program will offer training tailored to individual learners, promoting wellness, camaraderie, and humanism in medicine. Our fellows will learn to maintain their well-being and to renew themselves in the face of the challenges of their profession presents. Fellows will learn to bring meaning to their professional and personal lives through thoughtful and innovative changes in the conduct of their activities.

The University of Connecticut Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program will maintain a relatively unique and special spectrum of options for scholarly activity including opportunities at the Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine.

The University of Connecticut Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program will offer exposure and participation in highly visible national programs including a sarcoma and adolescent and young adult cancer, oncofertility, survivorship, supportive care and cardio-oncology programs.

Diversity and inclusion are foundational elements of the University of Connecticut Pediatric Fellowship Programs at Connecticut Children’s. Consistent with this focus we pursue diversity in all its varied expressions, including but not limited to, gender, race, ethnicity, physical ability, sexual orientation, and gender identity; with the goal of providing an educational environment that fosters the success of learners who are representative of the population of Connecticut, and a clinical environment that provides high quality healthcare to the myriad communities of the State.

On behalf of the Program Director, Andrea Orsey, M.D., MSCE, faculty and staff, we welcome you to explore this program. Please feel free to contact Kierstyn Callahan at kcallahan@connecticutchildrens.org with any questions.