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Yale Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program Overview

The goal of our program is to train fellows to become outstanding hematologists oncologists, taking excellent and empathetic care of patients and contributing to advancing the field through scholarly activity.

Clinically, our fellows are exposed to diverse pathology. We are the referral center for Southern Connecticut and see a wide range of patients from benign hematology to complex and rare tumors. Our faculty is committed to fellows' education, both through clinical care and robust didactics. Fellows are seen as the primary providers for their patients and are responsible for their continuity of care throughout the three years of their fellowship. Our fellows work closely with our multidisciplinary team that include attending physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses and a large psychosocial team that includes social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists, nutritionists, pharmacists and child life. Fellows also learn to collaborate closely with other departments as well, including surgery, radiation oncology, neurosurgery, orthopedics, pathology, and radiology to provide the most comprehensive care for their patients. They also participate in our specialized programs, which include hemostasis and thrombosis, sickle cell and hemoglobinopathies, survivorship, neuro-oncology, bone marrow transplant, cancer predisposition, and bone marrow failure.

Fellows spend two years in hypothesis driven research and their progress is monitored by their research mentor and through a scholarship oversight committee. As part of a comprehensive cancer center, our fellows have a myriad of research opportunities in clinical, basic, and translational research. Fellows have the opportunity to explore research that they are passionate about, and we encourage fellows to look across the University to find a project that they are passionate about. Fellows take courses in clinical investigation and have the opportunity to pursue a Masters in Health Sciences.

Fellowship Contacts

Program Director: Farzana Pashankar, MD, MRCP
Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Hematology/Oncology)

Associate Program Director: Juan Vasquez, MD, MHS
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Hematology/Oncology)

Program Coordinator: Jamie Batson

LMP2073, 333 Cedar Street
New Haven, CT 06520

Phone Numbers:
Tel: 203-785-4640
Fax: 203-737-2228