Program Director's Welcome

Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Fellowship
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Manisha Bansal, M.D.
Program Director

Welcome to the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Fellowship in the department of pediatrics at the University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville. This program is accredited through the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, or ACGME. Our program is a collaborative effort between the major pediatric institutions in Jacksonville: the University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville, Nemours Children's Specialty Care, Jacksonville and Wolfson Children’s Hospital. We are proud to be able to train future leaders in the field.

Our program is an exciting opportunity to maximize your potential as a clinician and researcher allowing fellows to take advantage of resources and expertise at all three sites through expert mentorship and structured educational opportunities. The Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology is based at Nemours and has a state-of-the-art clinic which includes our stem cell transplant program and comprehensive programs in hemophilia, sickle cell disease, neuro-oncology, survivorship, and vascular malformations. We have a breadth of pathology in both hematology and oncology including comprehensive sickle cell, hemophilia, and neuro-oncology programs. We also have a FACT-accredited stem cell transplant program in collaboration with Mayo Clinic Florida and are developing programs in MIBG therapy and CAR T-cell to give state-of-the-art care for oncology patients.

Clinical services are based at Nemours Children's Specialty Care and Wolfson Children’s Hospital. We are the only comprehensive pediatric hematology/oncology center in northeast Florida, and this allows for a patient base that spans from Southern Georgia, as far west as Tallahassee, and as far south as Daytona Beach in addition to national and international referrals. We also welcome national and international referrals. We are a member of the Children’s Oncology Group and offer participation in many clinical research studies (including Phase I and II trials) in the areas of hematology, oncology and stem cell transplantation. In addition to having direct access to mentors and educators at the Proton Therapy Institute and Mayo Clinic Florida, fellows have access to expertise and resources at the other Nemours sites located at Alfred I Dupont Hospital in Wilmington, Delaware and Nemours Children’s Hospital in Orlando, Florida.

Jacksonville is also a wonderful place to live. It offers a nice balance or urban and suburban living, easy access to beaches, and short drives to major sites. The weather is warm and allows for many family-friendly outdoor activities.

We are happy to personally provide you with further details. Please feel free to contact us with any additional questions.

Manisha Bansal, M.D.
Program Director, Pediatric Hematology Oncology Fellowship
University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville