Blood and Marrow Transplantation (BMT) Fellowship

Blood and Marrow Transplantation (BMT) Fellowship

The science and art of Blood and Marrow Transplantation (BMT) has evolved as a complex and distinct sub-specialty within Hematology/Oncology. A variety of medical and scientific disciplines are encompassed by the field of BMT, including: stem cell biology, transplantation immunology, oncology, hematology, genetics, and infectious diseases.

In recognition of the unique knowledge base required to competently perform BMT, the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT), defines adequate clinical training for Attending Physicians in BMT as “a minimum of one year experience in the management of transplant patients, in both the in-patient and out-patient settings.” FACT details 24 specific cognitive skills and 5 specific procedural skills to be mastered for accreditation of competency in BMT.

  • Knowledge of indications for BMT
  • Clinical recognition and management of the complications of BMT
  • Evaluation of potential stem cell sources (autologous, sibling, haplo-identical, unrelated, bone marrow, PBSC, cord blood)
  • Selection of regimens for preparative cyto-reduction, immuno-suppression and anti-neoplastic therapy
  • Prophylaxis and recognition and treatment of infectious complications in BMT
  • Appropriate use of immune suppressants for prophylaxis and treatment of graft versus host disease and graft rejection
  • Stem cell procurement, processing and evaluation
  • Regulatory compliance standards and documentation methods

The fellowship training requirements of the American Board of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology do not include sufficient experience with BMT to provide competency. Thus, there is a need for training programs that can provide this expertise, both for fellows trained at CHLA and elsewhere.

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  • Applicants should have completed training in an ACGME-accredited Pediatric Hematology/Oncology fellowship.
  • Applicants must be eligible to obtain a California medical license.

How To Apply:

Application requirements:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement
  • Copy of medical school diploma
  • ECFMG certificate (if applicable)

Contact Information:

Hisham Abdel-Azim, MD - Program Director ([email protected])

Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Blood and Marrow Transplantation Fellowship

4650 Sunset Blvd.MS #62Los Angeles, CA 90027
Phone: 323-361-5184
Fax: 323-361-8068

Email: [email protected]

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    Nov 07, 2021

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    Los Angeles, California

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