Training and Education - Paediatric-Haemato-Oncology

Fellowship in Paediatric Hemato - Oncology

St John’s Medical College Hospital
Division of Pediatric Hematology Oncology
Department of Pediatrics

Introduction to the Division of Pediatric Hemato-Oncology:
The Division provides comprehensive hematology and cancer care for neonates, children and adolescents. The spectrum of patients cared for include leukemias, lymphomas, solid tumors (including neuro-oncology and bone tumors), benign hematology (rare anemias, hemoglobinopathies, bleeding disorders and thrombophilias) and stem cell transplantation. The dedicated unit comprises 15 inpatient and 15 day care beds (for outpatient chemotherapy and blood transfusions), Out-patient clinics function three times a week.

We work closely with several departments including Pediatrics, Pediatric Intensive care, Pediatric Surgery, Immunohematology, Radiotherapy, Pediatric Nephrology and Pain and Palliative care. Being part of a large teaching institution of 2000 beds allows for comprehensive multi-disciplinary care of our patients.

The Division is a leader in medical education having conducted many local and national meetings and workshops for training in Pediatric Hemato-Oncology for doctors and nurses. There are 4 full time Pediatric Hemato-Oncologists with varied areas of sub-specialty interests. There is active participation in research with several ongoing projects, and presentations and publications at National and International meetings. There is excellent collaboration with the St John’s Research Institute.

IAP PHO Fellowship at the Division of PHO St Johns Medical College:
The two year fellowship program is conducted under the auspices of the Indian Academy of Pediatrics- Hematology Oncology chapter. Pediatricians are selected by a formal structured interview. The course has an exit examination conducted by the IAP PHO chapter with certification from the chapter. The details are available on the IAP PHO website

The fellowship provides the trainee a comprehensive program to develop clinical expertise in the entire spectrum of benign and malignant hematology, and oncology and stem cell transplantation. The fellows will have exposure to outpatient and in-patient management, multidisciplinary treatment planning meetings, tumor boards, case conferences, laboratory meetings and research oriented learning. There will be ample opportunity to take part in teaching of pediatric residents and make presentations at state and national level meetings.

MD/DNB Pediatrics
Experience in Hematology/Oncology is desirable but not essential
Stipend: As per SJNAHS scales for fellowship students
Course starts: August 1st 2019

Interested candidates can write to for details about the selection interview.

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