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Clinical Training Opprotunities in ACGME-Accredited Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
 
Interested in a career in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology?
 
The Clinical Fellowship Program in Pediatric Hematology-Oncology at Case Western Reserve University / University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center / Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital offers an excellent training program and environment for various aspects of Pediatric Hematology / Oncology including patient care and clinical / basic science / translational research.

We offer a 3-year, ACGME-accredited training program in Pediatric Hematology / Oncology designed to cultivate the next generation of leaders and innovators in the field of Pediatric Hematology / Oncology. Currently we are accepting applications for fellowship class to begin in July, 2018. Applicants must meet eligibility criteriaWe are listed in ERAS as"Case Western Reserve University / University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center / Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital"in Cleveland, Ohio

 

 


Fellowship News


March, 2014

Congratulations to Drs. Smita Bhaskaran and Irina Pateva for having a total of 5 abstracts accepted for presentation at the upcoming ASPHO meeting in Chicago in May, 2014.


May 28, 2014

NRMP Match Results were released today, and we are excited to welcome Dr. Ravi Talati and Dr. Yamilet Huerta who will start fellowship in July 2015.

    


February 4, 2015

Congratulations to Duncan Stearns, MD and Linda Cabral, PA for receiving the 2014-2015 Fellow Appreciation Awards!



February, 2015


Congratulations to Dr. Smita Bhaskaran for being awarded one of five Early Career Investigator Travel Award at the 2015 ASPHO Meeting in May, 2015.

  


Congratulations to Dr. Hasan Hashem for being awarded $1000 Travel Award and a platform presentation at the 2015 PBMTC / ASPHO Tandem Meeting in May, 2015.


Congratulations also go to the following physicians for their upcoming poster presentations at the 2015 ASPHO Meeting:

Dr. Anant Vatsayan (2 posters)

Dr. Hasan Hashem (1 poster)

Dr. Rasmi Palassery (2 posters)

Dr. Irina Pateva (1 poster)

         


Congratulations to Dr. Hilda Ding for her upcoming poster presentation at the Hemostasis & Thrombosis Research Society (HTRS) Symposiumin April, 2015.


May 27, 2015

NRMP Match Results were released today, and we are excited to welcome Dr. Kristen VanHeyst and Dr. Ajay Gupta who will start fellowship in July 2016.
                                                                       

June 9, 2015
Pediatric Hematology-Oncology / Angie Fowler AYA Cancer Institute / UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital is ranked among the top 20 programs in the country. Read the annual US News & World Report Ranking.

July 30, 2015
Congratulations to Dr. Hasan Hashem and Dr. Anant Vatsayan for being awarded FRAP grants for their research work.

December, 2015

Congratulations to Drs. Anant Vatsayan and Sanjay Ahuja for co-author publication in Nature Genetics:

Jabara HH, Boyden SE, Chou J, Ramesh N, Massaad MJ, Benson H, Bainter W, Fraulino D, Rahimov F, Sieff C, Liu ZJ, Alshemmari SH, Al-Ramadi BK, Al-Dhekri H, arnaout R, Abu-Shukair M, Vatsayan A, Silver E, Ahuja S, Davies EG, Sola-Visner M, Ohsumi TK, Andrews NC, Notarangelo LD, fleming MD, Al-Hertz W, Kunkel LM Geha RS. Nat. Genet. 2015. doi:10.1038/ng.3465 [Epub ahead of print]

December, 2015
Congratulations to Drs. Anant Vatsayan, Lubna Mehyar and Ashish Gupta for being selected as poster presenters at the upcoming ASBMT-PBMTC Tandem Meeting 2016 in Honolulu, Hawaii in February 17-21, 2016

May, 2016
We welcome Drs. Divya Citla Sridhar and Mohamad Sinno to our fellowship program starting in July 2017

 

May, 2017

We welcome Dr. Zhongbo Hu and Dr. Maria Pereda to our fellowship program starting in July 2018

 

Upcoming Fellows Conference Schedule


06/06/2016        Research update; Drs. Ashish Gupta & Lubna Mehyar
06/13/2016        Annual Fellowship Review; Drs. Alex Huang & Rachel Egler
06/20/2016        HemePath Jeopardy; Dr. Alex Huang
06/27/2016        Break

2015-2016 Academic year (all schedules are subject to change):

Clinical Rotation Schedule       Pager On-Call Schedule    HT8 Outpatient Clinic Schedule   

Hematology Teaching Forum   Monday Fellow Conference   Attending on-service  Pharmacokinetics Lecture Series

 

2014-2015 Academic year:

 Fellow Clinical Rotation Schedule       Pager On-Call Schedule      Monday Fellow Conference    

  Hematology Teaching Forum               Attending on-service            HT8 Outpatient Clinic Schedule

  Orientation Schedule


2013-2014 Academic year:

 Orientation Schedule        Fellow Clinical Rotation Schedule     Pager On-Call Schedule

  Attending On-service Schedule    Monday Fellow Conference    Hematology Teaching Forum

  SCC Outpatient Clinic Schedule    Pediatric Fellow Core Curriculum


2012-2013 Academic Year:

  Orientation Schedule

  Fellow Clinical Rotation Schedule  Monday Fellow Conference  Pager On-Call Schedule

  Hematology Teaching Forum  SCC Outpatient Clinic Coverage  R2 Attending Schedule

  Peds Fellow Core Curriculum 


2011-2012 Academic Year:

  Fellow Clinical Rotation Schedule  Pager On-Call Schedule  Fellow Conference Schedule  

  Monthly Hematology Teaching Forum  SCC Outpatient Clinic Coverage 

 

2010-2011 Academic Year:

  Fellow Rotation Schedule  On-Call Schedule  Monday Fellow Conference

 

2009-2010 Academic Year:

  Fellow Rotation Schedule 2009-2010  On-Call Schedule  Monday Fellows Conference

 

 Fellowship information:

 Fellowship Curriculum Summary   SCC Fellow Expectations    PHO Program Overiew  SOC Guidelines

  Fellow Reimbursement Guidelines  Fellowship Expense Form  Contact Information  Chain-of-Command


For more information about the training program, contact:

Rachel Egler, MD
Program Director
RBC 340, MS: 6054
11100 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106-6054
(216) 844-3345
Rachel.Egler@uhhospitals.org

Associate Program Director
RBC 340, MS: 6054
11100 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106-6054
   (216) 844-3345                 Alex.Huang@UHhospitals.org

Kimberly Bowman
Coordinator
Suite RBC 838
Mail Stop: RBC 6002
11100 Euclid Avenue,
Cleveland, OH 44106
P: (216) 844-0205
F: (216) 844-7166
 

Recent Fellow Graduates:

Stefanos Intzes, MD (2010)
Research mentor: Alex Huang, MD, PhD
Research title:Investigating mechanisms of immune evasion in murine model of osteosarcoma
Residency: Children's and Women's Hospital, Mobile, AL
Research Awards: St. Baldrick's Fellow Award (2008-2010; $132,000); FRAP Award (2009-2010; $15,000)
Current Position: Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center & Children's Hospital, Spokane, WA

Agne Petrosiute, MD (2011)
Instructor, Pediatric Hematology-Oncoloyg (9/1/2011-06/2014)
Assistant Professor, CWRU SOM (7/1/2014-current)
Research mentor: Alex Huang, MD, PhD
Research title: Modulation of CDK5 Affects Local Invasion and Metastasis of Medulloblastoma
Residency: MetroHealth, OH
Research Awards: St. Baldrick's Fellow Award (2010-2012; $147,000); FRAP Award (2009-2011; $15,000); Bert Wolstein Fellow Award; FRAP Career Development Award (2011-2012; $40,000)
Current Position: Assistant professor, Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, UH/Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital / CWRU School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH


Prasad Bodas, MD (2011)
Research mentor: Katherine Dell, MD & Alex Huang, MD, PhD
Research title:MRI biomarkers for early stage detection of sickle nephropathy
Residency:Children's Hospital Boston, MA 
Research Awards: FRAP Award (2010-2011; $15,000); Inaugural Endowed Skirball Fellow
Current Position: Akron Children's Hospital,Akron, OH


Youmna Othman, MD (2012)
Residency: The Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
Research mentor: Alex Huang, MD, PhD
Research title: Dissecting Mechanisms of Pathogenic T-Cell Recruitment at the Blood-Brain Barrier during Induction of Acute Experimental Autoimmune Encephalomyelitis
Research Awards: FRAP Award (2010-2012; $25,000); Hyundai Research Award (2010-2011; $50,000); St. Baldrick's Fellow Award (2011-2013; $155,000)
Current Position: Cotton-O'Neil Cancer Center, Topeka, Kansas

Amma Owusu-Amsah, MD (2012)
Instructor, Peds Heme/Onc  (09/2012-06/2014)
Assistant Professor, U. Pittsburgh (07/01/2014-current)
Research mentor: John Letterio, MD
Research title: Induction of heme Oxygenase 1 by Synthetic Triterpenoids: A Novel Approach to Reducing Vaso-occulsion in a Murine Model of Sickle Cell Disease

Residency: Cook County Children's Hospital, Chicago, IL
Research Award: FRAP Award (2010-2012; $15,000); FRAP Career Development Award (2012-2013; $40,000); NHLBI PRIDE (2012-2014; $6,000)
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Univ. Pittsburgh SOM

Nicolas Peters, MD (2013)

Research mentor: John Letterio, MD

Research title: Role of CDK5 in ALL


Residency: Wright State University, Dayton, OH

Research Award: FRAP Award (2012-2013; $10,000)

Current Position: Cardon Children's Medical Center, Mesa, AZ


Smita Bhaskaran, MD (2014)

Hospitalist, Rainbow Babies
Research mentor:
John Letterio, MD
Research title: Role of KLF4 in T Cell Leukemia

Residency: MetroHealth System, Cleveland, OH
Research Award: FRAP Award (2013-2014; $10,000)
Current Position: Department of Pediatrics, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center


Irina Pateva, MD (2014)
Research mentor: John Letterio, MD & Joe Matloub, MD
Research title: Cdk5 as a biomarker of disease activity in patients with ALL
Residency: University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS
Research Award: FRAP Award (2013-2014; $10,000); Keira Kilbane Cancer Discovery Fund (2015-2016; $5,000)
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital, Cleveland, OH



Hilda Ding, MD (2015)

Research mentor:
Alex Huang, MD, PhD; Sanjay Ahuja, MD

Residency: U. South Carolina / Palmetto Health Children's Hospital, S.C.
Additional training: 4th Year Special Fellow in Thrombosis & Hemophilia (2015-2016)
Current Position: Assistant Professor, UC San Diego CA


Rasmi Palassery, MD (2015)

Research mentor: John Letterio, MD

Residency: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, TX
Current Position: Clinical Staff, Health Care Global (HCG) Cancer Care, India


Hasan Hashem, MD (2016)

Research mentor: Alex Huang, MD, PhD
hasan.hashem@uhhospitals.org
Residency: University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
Research Awards: FRAP, '15-'16; Mark Joseph Fund, '14-'16.
Current Position: BMT Fellow, Nationwide Children's, Columbus, OH

Current Fellows (2016-2017):

Anant Vatsayan, MD
4th year BMT fellow
Research mentor:
Alex Huang, MD, PhD
Anant.vatsayan@uhhospitals.org
Residency: Maimonides Infant & Children's Hospital, Brooklyn, NY
Research Awards: FRAP, '15-'16; Samuel Szabo Fund, '14-'16.



Ashish Gupta, MD
3rd year fellow
Research mentor:
John Letterio, MD
Ashish.Gupta@uhhospitals.org
Residency: Brooklyn Hospital Center, Brooklyn, NY




Lubna Mehyar, MD
3rd year fellow
Research mentor:
John Letterio, MD
Lubnashafiqnaim.Mehyar@uhhospitals.org
Residency: UMDNJ, Neward, NJ






Ravi Talati, DO
2nd year fellow
Residency: Dupont, DE
Research mentor: Sanjay Ahuja, MD
ravi.talati@uhhospitals.org



Yamilet "Yami" Huerta, MD
2nd year fellow
Residency: Miami Children's, FL
Research mentor: Alex Y. Huang, MD, PhD
verania.huertaurrutia@uhhospitals.org




Ajay Gupta, MD
1st year fellow
ajay.gupta@uhhospitals.org
Research mentor: Mukesh Jain, MD, PhD
Residency: Miami Children's, FL




Kristen VanHeyst, DO
1st year fellow
Residency: Stony Brook Children's, NY
Research mentor: TBA
kristen.vanheyst@uhhospitals.org




Fellows starting July 2017:


Divyaswathi Citla Sridhar, MD

University of Texas
Health Science Center at Houston






Mohamad Sinno, MD

University of Kansas, Wichita




Fellows starting July 2018:

Maria Pereda, MD
SUNY Downstate






Zhongbo Hu, MD
Jackson Memorial