Nationwide Children's Hospital offers a one-year Bone Marrow Transplant Fellowship for qualified physicians who completed a basic 3-year program in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and who wish to pursue further training in pediatric blood and marrow transplantation.
The Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant Program at Nationwide Children's Hospital offers a one-year Bone Marrow Transplant Fellowship for qualified physicians who completed a basic 3-year program in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and who wish to pursue further training in pediatric blood and marrow transplantation.
The fellowship position is available beginning July 1, but other accommodations may be possible for qualified individuals. The fellowship extends over 12 months, and the fellow rotates through the inpatient and outpatient units, the Cell Processing facility, the apheresis center and the HLA tissue-typing laboratory.
The position meets all criteria for clinical training in BMT as identified by the American Society of Bone Marrow Transplantation (ASBMT) and the Federation for Accreditation of Cell Therapy (FACT). If candidates are interested in laboratory research, there is the possibility of spending additional time working in one of the Center’s basic or translational research programs.
The goal is to train physicians to be competent in the use of hematopoietic cell transplantation and cellular therapy for the treatment of malignant and non-malignant diseases. Specifically, our program trains physicians in indications for transplant; pre-transplant patient evaluation; identification and selection of stem cell sources; use of donor registries; methodologies of HLA typing; marrow cryopreservation; management of ABO incompatible cell products; administration of high-dose chemotherapy; management of neutropenic fever; management of bacterial/viral/fungal diseases in immunocompromised patients, management of bleeding diathesis, diagnosis and management of regimen related toxicities, diagnosis and management of acute and chronic graft-versus-host disease, late complications of marrow transplantation; terminal care; as well as training in documentation and reporting for patients being treated on investigational trials.
Trainees gain experience in bone marrow harvest, stem cell apheresis, stem cell product infusions, and advanced cell processing techniques.
Trainees are encouraged to participate in protocol design and development and complete a clinical research project related to transplantation during the course of their training.
The curriculum will be flexible in order to accommodate the unique learning needs of the fellowship applicant:
Faculty clinical and research interests include cellular therapy, infection in immunocompromised patients, non-malignant diseases (hemoglobinopathy and primary immunodeficiency), organ toxicity (graft-versus-host disease, veno-occlusive disease), and survivorship.
Our faculty members have leadership roles and actively participate in the American Society of Blood and Marrow Transplantation (ASBMT), Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research (CIBMTR), Children’s Oncology Group (COG), International Society of Cellular Therapy (ISCT), Pediatric Acute Lung Injury and Sepsis Initiative (PALISI), and Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant Consortium (PBMTC).
Eligible applicants must be:
Applications will be accepted starting June 30, 2016. Once applications are reviewed, invited candidates will be asked to interview.
Interested applicants should provide the following information to the program coordinator:
Please send materials to:
Nationwide Children's Hospital
700 Children's Drive
Columbus, Ohio 43205-2696
Phone: (614) 722-3553
Fax: (614) 722-3699
Trainees will be evaluated via utilization of the Med Hub System once for each inpatient rotation and quarterly for clinic experiences. Trainees will meet formally with a fellowship review committee (comprised of the Program Directors and another faculty advisor/research mentor) to discuss progress and the overall success of the program in serving their needs on a quarterly basis.
Trainees will also evaluate the program experiences and faculty biannually. Semi-annually, program directors will review anonymous feedback data.
After successful completion of the program, the BMT fellow will receive a certificate of completion.