At the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, we offer three-year pediatric hematology/oncology fellowships in collaboration with Emory University School of Medicine. Our program is one of the largest pediatric hematology/oncology training programs in the country and the premier program in the Southeast.
Additionally, our Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program offers:
The Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center provides advanced diagnostic and clinical care, educational programs, psychosocial support, and innovative treatment and research options for children and young adults.
The Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center is:
- One of the leading childhood cancer centers in the country, according to U.S. News & World Report.
- Among the largest pediatric hematology/oncology programs in the country, employing more than 110 faculty members.
- One of the first established National Institutes of Health (NIH) K12- and K30-sponsored clinical research training facilities.
- Ranked No. 1 in the country for Children’s Oncology Group (COG) therapeutic clinical trial enrollment, with more than 400 clinical studies available to our patients.
- A member of the COG Phase I consortium—one of only 21 centers in the country and one of three in the Southeast.
- Generating direct costs of more than $21.3 million each year in extramural research funding, including more than $12.3 million from NIH.
- The largest comprehensive pediatric sickle cell disease program in the country and among the top five hemostasis and thrombosis programs nationally.
- The largest single-center experience in the country for matched-sibling transplants for sickle cell disease.
As one of the largest childhood cancer and blood disorders centers in the country, you’ll gain exposure to a high volume and variety of cases. We care for more than 500 newly diagnosed cancer patients each year and follow more than 2,000 patients with sickle cell disease, hemophilia and other blood disorders. In addition, we have performed more than 1,000 BMTs since our program’s inception, and we follow more than 1,500 survivors through our Cancer Survivor Program.
Why choose Atlanta?
- Cost of living is lower than in other major cities
- Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is the world’s busiest airport
- An abundance of museums, theaters and eclectic shopping areas
- Professional sports teams, including the Atlanta Falcons, Atlanta Braves, Atlanta Hawks and Atlanta United
- Vast number of restaurant options, including a wealth of ethnic cuisines
- Seasonal climate suitable for outdoor activities year-round
- Within driving distance to both mountains and beaches
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Our goal is to train academically oriented hematologists and oncologists who will be involved in a lifetime of excellence in pediatric patient care, teaching and research.
Our dual-campus model allows fellows to interact with physicians and subspecialty colleagues throughout the Children's Healthcare of Atlanta hospital system. Our program sees some of the country’s largest pediatric patient volumes, exposing fellows to more educational cases and greater research opportunities.
2020 Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center program highlights
2020 was an exceptional year for our center. From expanding the team to launching innovative programs, we helped change the future of pediatric cancer and blood disorders.
Why Choose Children's?
As the only freestanding pediatric healthcare system in Georgia, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta is the trusted leader in caring for kids. As a not-for-profit organization, our mission is to make kids better today and healthier tomorrow through more than 60 pediatric specialties and programs, top healthcare professionals, and leading research and technology.
Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program
At the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, we offer a three-year fellowship in collaboration with Emory University School of Medicine. Learn more about our program.
Our fellowship program leaders include:
- Katie Sutton, MD, Program Director
- Dan Wechsler, MD, PhD, Co-Director
- Glen Lew, MD, Associate Program Director
Our state-of-the-art campus is set to open in 2025
The North Druid Hills campus is designed to improve outcomes, help deliver advanced care and bring lifesaving medical research directly to patients.