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Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Department of Pediatrics
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Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Fellowship

The Division of Pediatric Hematology, Oncology and Stem Cell Transplantation at Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine offers a one-year advanced fellowship in Pediatric Neuro-Oncology. We are one of the largest pediatric brain tumor centers in the nation and see well over 160 pediatric brain tumor patients each year. We are a phase I institution within the Children’s Oncology Group, members of the Pediatric Brain Tumor Consortium, NF-1 Consortium, Collaborative Ependymoma Network and numerous local and national consortia. 


The Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Fellowship is a one-year clinical/clinical research fellowship that provides expert training in pediatric brain and spinal cord tumors. The Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Fellowship offers a rare opportunity to experience the multidisciplinary care necessary for successful comprehensive pediatric brain tumor patient care, including exposure to neurology, neurosurgery, neuropathology, neuroradiology, neuropsychology, radiation-oncology and survivorship. Trainees are afforded the opportunity to participate in Phase I trial development and enrollment. The year includes frequent didactic sessions, journal club conferences, weekly multidisciplinary Brain Tumor Board and intense clinical patient experiences. 

 Application Process

Applicant must be a board-certified or board-eligible pediatric hematologist/oncologist with a special interest in pediatric brain tumors. Interested parties should submit the following materials: 

  • CV
  • Letter of interest
  • Three letters of recommendation 

 Application materials should be emailed to Sonia Vazquez, Brain Tumor Program coordinator.



Contact Us

Angela Waanders, MD, MPH

Angela Waanders, MD, MPH

Program Director, Pediatric Neuro-Oncology
Director, Precision Medicine Oncology
Director of Operations, Children's Brain Tumor Tissue Consortium

Hematology, Oncology, and Stem Cell Transplantation

awaanders( at )

Sonia Vazquez

Program Coordinator, Neuro-Oncology Fellowship

Hematology, Oncology, and Stem Cell Transplantation

sovazquez( at )
(312) 227-4776

More Information


Further program details, including the housestaff manual and a sample training contract, are available on the McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University site.

Diversity & Inclusion


Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine seeks to attract inquisitive, motivated fellows and is committed to providing them with every opportunity for success. We encourage a diverse and inclusive work environment that allows each trainee to achieve their personal goals.

For more information on Northwestern’s commitment to diversity, please see the Northwestern McGaw Underrepresented Residents & Fellows Forum and Feinberg School of Medicine Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

Physician-Scientist Training & Resources

We offer a wide range of resources, mentorship opportunities and formal training programs to help our residents and fellows excel as physician-scientists. Explore all of the resources and hear from housestaff who are making research a major part of their career development plans.

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