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Advanced 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 Advanced Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Fellowship. 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. 

video: meeting Dr. Alicia Lenzen, fellowship program director


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.&

 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 McGaw Diversity & Inclusion page, the Northwestern McGaw Underrepresented Residents & Fellows Forum and Feinberg School of Medicine Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

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 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: 

 Application materials should be emailed to Melissa Ortiz, Medical Education Coordinator


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Each year, as many as 20 third-year pediatric residents travel to Bugando Medical Center in Mwanza, Tanzania, to participate in an educational initiative that provides exposure to the management of complex pediatric diseases in a low-resource setting. Learn more about this extraordinary opportunity.

 Why Northwestern?

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Contact Us

Alicia C. Lenzen, MD

Alicia C. Lenzen, MD

Program Director, Pediatric Neuro-Oncology

Hematology, Oncology, and Stem Cell Transplantation

alenzen( at )

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Melissa Ortiz

Melissa Ortiz

Medical Education Coordinator, Hematology, Oncology and Stem Cell TransplantationFellowship

Hematology, Oncology, and Stem Cell Transplantation

meortiz( at )
(312) 227-4873

Video Gallery

Watch the videos below to learn more about our program and meet some of the people on our team.

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.

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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