Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Fellowship

Nemours Children's Health, Jacksonville

Nemours Childrens Health, Jacksonville

Nemours Children's Health, Jacksonville is situated along the bank of the St. John’s River and provides comprehensive, family-focused care in more than 30 medical specialties. Our oncology/hematology clinic is located on the 8th floor and is directly connected to Wolfson Children's Hospital by a pedestrian walkway. In addition to physicians, our hematology/oncology medical staff is comprised of nurses, social workers, advanced nurse practitioners, psychologists and child life specialists. The research team is also based at Nemours which includes research coordinators and regulatory specialists specifically dedicated to hematology and oncology research.

Our Jacksonville clinic is part of the Nemours Children’s Health System which spans multiple states. As a result, we are able to collaborate with our hematology/oncology colleagues in Delaware and well as in other Florida sites located in Pensacola and Orlando in both clinical and research efforts. We operate the nation’s second pediatric NCI Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP) funded by the NIH, which links cancer study and treatment efforts at these multiple Nemours sites.

Wolfson Children's Hospital

Wolfson Childrens Hospital

Wolfson Children's Hospital (WCH) is a dedicated pediatric facility and the only hospital in the Northeast Florida/Southern Georgia region that provides inpatient pediatric hematology/oncology care. The hospital provides technologically advanced, family-centered inpatient care with support service such as child life specialists to help our young patients during hospitalizations and procedures. WCH is a pediatric trauma center which has a dedicated pediatric emergency room in addition to 216 inpatient beds, 48 NICU beds and 20 PICU beds.

The 24 bed hematology/oncology unit comprises the entire fourth floor of the Weaver Tower of WCH. The entire unit is HEPA-filtered so all beds can be used for stem cell transplant. Two rooms are designated and hospice rooms to allow our patient at end of life to have ample space and family support. Upcoming additions include an MIBG room to allow patients to receive MIBG therapy as part of neuroblastoma treatment. The hospital also has 24-hour EEG capacity, a state-of-the art cardiac catheterization laboratory, intraoperative MRI and a comprehensive medical imaging department which includes interventional radiology, ultrasound, nuclear medicine, CT and MRI.

UF Health Proton Therapy Institute

UF Health Proton Therapy Institute

UF Health Proton Therapy Institute is located within 10 minutes of our main campus and is ranked among the top 10 proton therapy centers worldwide for number of patients treated. Many referrals are out of state or international. All pediatric oncology patients who are traveling to Jacksonville for proton therapy are followed by the pediatric oncologists at Nemours/WCH for medical care during their stay.

During the 2nd year of training, each fellow will spend one month at UFHPTI to explore a full range of radiotherapy techniques, including radiosurgery, intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT), image-guided radiotherapy (IGRT) and proton therapy. The institute is also a major clinical research facility for multidisciplinary research in both adult and pediatric oncology.