Pediatric Tumor Board

The pediatric tumor Board meets every Wednesday. Patients with common diagnoses such as leukemia, lymphoma, sarcoma, and brain tumors are presented for diagnostic review and discussion of management options. This is a weekly multidisciplinary conference in which experts in pathology, genetics, surgery, radiology and psychology discuss the latest diagnostic and treatment information in pediatric cancer. This forum ensures that each case receives focused attention and review in order to maximize treatment options and enrollment in clinical trials. As a service to other healthcare providers, pediatric tumor board is open to all San Antonio pediatric specialists dealing with children’s cancer. For more information contact Dr. Shafqat Shah.

Pediatric Hematology Conference

On the 3rd Wednesday of each month, topics in pediatric hematology are presented. For more information, contact Dr. Melissa Frei-Jones.

Senior Electives

An approved senior selective for fourth year medical students is offered, catalog number PEDI 4013. Students participate in inpatient service and outpatient clinics in hematology, oncology, and immunology. Emphasis is placed on acquiring and enhancing skills needed in the diagnostic evaluation, therapy and follow-up of these subspecialty patients.

Research Electives

Interested medical students and residents are encouraged to contact individual faculty regarding specialized research electives. Currently active research programs include cancer genetics, epidemiology, cardiac late effects, leukemia, health services, delivery research, pediatric drug discovery research and pediatric liver tumors. Global Pediatric Hematology and Oncology educational opportunities are available through our Global Health Programs.

Subspecialty certification in pediatric hematology and oncology involves a 3 year training program at an ACGME accredited fellowship program.  Accredited in 2008, our Pediatric Hematology Oncology Fellowship Program takes place at University Hospital, part of the University Heath System in the San Antonio medical center. Stem Cell Transplant experience is provided at the Texas Transplant Institute, Methodist Children’s Hospital, our partner in fellowship training. Research opportunities are available at the Mays Cancer Center, UHS in clinical hematology and oncology and also in laboratory, translational and epidemiology research at the Greehey Childrens Cancer Research Institute.

Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Fellowship Program

The division’s fellowship program was initiated in 2008 and has now accepted nine fellows into the program. At our first site visit in 2011 we received a commendation from the ACGME and are accredited through 2022. The fellowship consists of one clinical year followed by two years of research which takes place primarily at the Greehey Children’s Cancer Research Institute.

Learn more about our Hematology-Oncology Fellowship