Clinical Neuro-Oncology Fellowship :: Nationwide Children's Hospital

Clinical Neuro-Oncology Fellowship

Jonathan L. Finlay, MB ChB FRCP
Program Director,
Phone: 614-722-4087
Fax: 614-722-3369

Randal Olshefski, MD
Associate Program Director,
Phone: 614-722-3582
Fax: 614-722-3369

Marcie Sparks
Program Coordinator
Phone: (614) 722-3553
Fax: (614) 722-3699

Fellowship Overview

The newly-established Neuro-oncology Fellowship at Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH) was approved in the Summer of 2014 upon the arrival of Dr. Jonathan Finlay as Director of the Neuro-oncology Program. During his tenure at the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (2003-2014) and New York University (1997-2003), Dr. Finlay had established Clinical Neuro-oncology Fellowship Programs that had trained 16 fellows in pediatric clinical neuro-oncology, most of whom now hold leadership academic faculty positions in the field throughout North America.

The Neuro-oncology program provides a broad range of experience, in a multi-disciplinary setting, in the management of children, adolescents and young adults with primary central nervous system (CNS) tumors. A key component of training is involvement in the development and conduct of early phase clinical trials, including innovative and exploratory feasibility pilots utilizing immunotherapeutic and marrow-ablative strategies (either alone or combined), as well as exposure to ‘cutting edge’ basic and translational neuro-oncology/neuroscience research programs both at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and the Ohio State University.

Eligible candidates will be enrolled in or have completed an ACGME-accredited fellowship training program in pediatric hematology-oncology or pediatric neurology and be Board-certified or eligible in Pediatrics upon start of the Neuro-oncology Fellowship training. The program presently is accepting one fellow per year.

Located in Columbus, Ohio, Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the largest pediatric hospitals in North America, ranking fourth in the USA in terms of bed space and number of visits. The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is ranked in the top ten nationally in research funding for free-standing children’s hospitals. The Division of Hematology, Oncology and BMT ranked ninth in the US News and World Report 2014 ranking of pediatric cancer programs.

Nationwide Children's Hospital
700 Children's Drive Columbus, Ohio 43205 614.722.2000