Alumni

2013-2016

Maya Hughes, MD
Pediatrician, The Everett Clinic

Christopher Lux, MD PhD
Acting Instructor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Washington

Agne Taraseviciute, MD PhD
Acting Instructor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Washington

The fellowship training at Seattle Children’s Hospital combined with research opportunities at Seattle Children’s Research Institute with Drs. Michael Jensen and Leslie Kean solidified my interest in combining hematopoietic cell transplant (HCT) and immunotherapy for malignant indications. It provided me with an amazing clinical opportunity to learn from internationally-renowned experts in pediatric hematology/ oncology/HCT and exposed me to an innovative research environment that is focused on bringing discoveries from the bench to the bedside and offers cures for pediatric leukemia patients. My clinical and research mentors have been incredibly supportive and with their help I was able to secure multiple grants after fellowship to continue immunotherapy research which I aspire to translate into the clinic as I launch into my academic career.

2012-2015

Melisa Ruiz-Gutierrez, MD PhD
Instructor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Angela Scott, MD
Pediatrician, Swedish Medical Group

Corinne Summers, MD
Acting Instructor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Washington

2011-2014

John Carter, MD PhD

Katherine Tarlock, MD
Acting Instructor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Washington

My fellowship training at Seattle Children’s Hospital and at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center provided an incredible environment for excellent clinical and research training. The patient population allows for exposure to a wide variety of oncologic diagnoses and the hospital serves a referral center for high risk malignancies. The clinical faculty are nationally recognized and provide excellent mentorship to developing strong clinical skills. Fred Hutch has provided a rich resource to develop my research skills throughout fellowship, and the mentorship I received has been essential to helping me advance my academic and clinical career goals.

Urmila Uparkar, MBBS, MD
Consultant, Paediatric Oncology, Gujarat Cancer & Research Institute

2010-2013

Cori Abikoff, MD
Physician, Pediatric Hematology, Oncology, and Stem Cell Transplantation, New York Medical College

Heather Schuback, MD

2009-2012

Ronald Cheung, MD PhD
Research Associate, Clinical Research Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Brandon Hadland, MD PhD
Acting Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Washington
Research Associate, Clinical Research Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Abby Rosenberg, MD MS
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Washington
Research Associate, Clinical Research Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

As a pediatrics resident at Seattle Children’s, I witnessed the outstanding academic and clinical training this fellowship program offers. The choice to stay was easy, and one I would make again without hesitation. As a fellow, I appreciated the incredible breadth of research opportunities available here; but, I was (and remain) most grateful for the mentorship and early career development support. My exceptional team of mentors helped me translate a clinical question into a larger field of study that I love. They continue to provide me with the skills and direction I will need to launch a successful academic career.

2008-2011

Ann Dahlberg, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Washington
Assistant Member, Clinical Research Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Matthew Kutny, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics
University of Alabama School of Medicine at Birmingham

I received superb fellowship training which has helped launch my academic career. Our program provides both excellent clinical instruction and research experience. Working in a large regional referral center, I was exposed to a wide spectrum of disease in our field. Additionally, the faculty includes many national experts to provide instruction. During the research years, I was able to choose from a wide range of opportunities. The wonderful research mentorship and support I received has started me on an exciting path in academic research.

Suzanne McGoldrick, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Seattle Children’s Hospital

2007-2010

Abraham Fong, MD, PhD
Associate Medical Director, Seattle Genetics

Rabi Hanna, MD
Director of Pediatric HSCT Program
Department of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
Cleveland Clinic Foundation

The fellowship program provided me with superb clinical experience, and very valuable in-depth clinical and laboratory research experience. Throughout the period of training, experienced faculty members guided me to ensure that I developed and acquired excellent clinical, research and leadership skills. The program will well-position you to become a leader in the field of your choice. It really is everything you look for in a training program.

2006-2009

Rebecca Gardner, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Washington

Phoenix Ho, MD
Associate Medical Director, Clinical Development, Seattle Genetics

I was drawn to this fellowship program for two reasons.  First, the diversity of hem/onc patients from our large catchment area is unparalleled; our faculty comprises nationally-recognized experts in a wide breadth of diseases to ensure that these patients are well cared-for, and that our fellows are well-trained.  Secondly, though my research interests were still evolving when I began fellowship, I knew that the opportunities to participate in groundbreaking research were tremendous as a trainee in this program.  The outstanding mentorship I found as a fellow allowed me to successfully develop these interests and continues to shape the clinical and academic components of my career.

Trisha Wong, MD
Assistant Professor, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Oregon Health & Science University

2005-2008

Scott Borinstein, MD, PhD
Director, Pediatric Sarcoma Program
Director, Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology Program
Assistant Professor, Division of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt

The clinical training I received as a pediatric hematology-oncology fellow at Seattle Children’s Hospital/Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center gave me the experience needed to be a successful pediatric hematologist-oncologist. I saw a wide breadth of patients and the clinical faculty provided excellent support and mentorship.

Scott Diede, MD, PhD
Principal Scientist, Clinical Research – Oncology, Merck

Elisabeth Villavicencio MD PhD
Hospitalist, Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, Seattle Children’s Hospital

2004-2007

Eric Chow, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Washington
Assistant Member, Clinical Research Division and Cancer Epidemiology Rsrch Coop / Public Health Sciences Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

I received both excellent clinical and research training during my fellowship. It has allowed me to pursue my ongoing interests in cancer epidemiology and survivorship/late effects. In addition, not being a native Washingtonian, my family and I have found Seattle and the Pacific Northwest a wonderful place to live, work, and play.

Tracy Hentz, MD
Physician, Department of Pediatrics
Chinle Comprehensive Health Care Facility

Monica Thakar, MD
Associate Professor, Pediatric Blood & Marrow Transplant Program
Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin

2003-2006

Jacob Garcia, MD
Medical Director, Amgen

I had an amazing three years in my fellowship at Seattle. It is an excellent clinical training program with particular emphasis in oncology and transplantation. There are tremendous opportunities in laboratory research, particularly in the areas of transplantation medicine and graft-versus-host disease. Also, Dr. Thomson has gone out of her way to continue to mentor me in getting involved in clinical trials research, even though I am no longer at Seattle Children’s.  I LOVE the program and the people in Seattle and think I am the physician I am because of what I learned there. I will be forever grateful for the training I received and the years I spent there.

Jessica Pollard, MD
Physician, MaineHealth Cancer Center

2002-2005

Tina Albertson, MD PhD
Medical Director, Juno Therapeutics

Marie Bleakley, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Washington
Associate Member, Clinical Research Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Mari Dallas, MD
Assistant Member, Department of Oncology, Division of Bone Marrow Transplantation & Cellular Therapy
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

My training and experience at the Seattle Children’s and FHCRC was exceptional.  I was well trained and fully prepared to take care of transplant patients and to critically think about laboratory research, prepare manuscripts and obtain grant funding. It is a phenomenal institution that fosters an environment to learn and succeed.

2001-2004

Lauri Burroughs, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Washington
Associate Member, Clinical Research Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Sue Spiller, MD
Physician, Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
East Tennessee Children’s Hospital

During the clinical year of fellowship I observed the dedication of the attending physicians to high-quality patient care and lifelong learning which have left a lasting impression on me.  The research years were very strongly supported and the program tried hard to match my research interest to an appropriate mentor such that I was engaged in it, took ownership of it, and believe it contributed to the field.