Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Fellowship Program

Welcome from the Fellowship Director

Welcome! Thank you for your interest in the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Training Program of the Warren Alpert School Medical School of Brown University located at Hasbro Children’s Hospital. I am both proud and honored to be a part of the training opportunities offered here.

Our strongest selling point is our fellows.   They are a bright, energetic, collegial group who develop friendships that last a lifetime. Their idealism and efforts are to make the world a better place for children, particularly those with hematologic and oncologic disease, is unique and remarkable.

Our diversity of patient base, both by diagnosis, and by cultural and ethnic variety is astonishing.  Hasbro Children's Hospital is the only children's hospital for our state and surrounding region.  The inpatient staff is dedicated not only to the medical care of the child, but maintaining a comfortable, family oriented atmosphere.  The outpatient clinic is busy with laughing children and attentive parents, with expert nursing, social work and ancillary staff to ease both patient and fellow stressors.

There are a myriad of opportunities for a scholarly activity.  Our fellows have led projects in bench research, ranging from studying survivin gene expression to clinical trial research, looking at transition to adult care in sickle cell disease.  Many of our fellows choose to complete a Masters in Public Health at Brown University during their time here.  There is also flexibility to allow for “out of the box” projects, including advocacy or international medicine.

With a broad range of backgrounds and interests, the faculty brings dynamic insight to the current diagnosis and management of disease.  They reflect the fellows in being academically excellent, dedicated to their patients, and tireless in teaching their fellows, not just by didactics, but by example. The faculty maintains a collegial atmosphere with the fellows, within the division and the hospital.

Fellows should be as happy outside of work as in it. Rhode Island is a wonderful place to live and is recognized for its outstanding quality of life.  Housing remains affordable and the commutes are easy.   Ocean beaches and inland woods, professional sport teams and philharmonic orchestras, shopping and exquisite restaurants are close by – like everything in the smallest state in the Union.

Ultimately, my goal is to aid every Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Fellow here at Brown to be successful in his or her career and life. It's my job and philosophy to help you to define what that success is, and work with you to attain that goal.

Sincerely,
Jennifer Welch, MD
Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Director
Brown Medical School
jwelch@lifespan.org