Fellowships: Pediatric Neuroblastoma

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The program in pediatric neuroblastoma at Memorial Sloan Kettering invites applications for its Pediatric Immunotherapy Fellowship. Clinical fellows will receive training in how to translate immunotherapeutic strategies from the laboratory to the patient, including but not limited to clinical trial design, protocol development, Investigational New Drug (IND) application, and execution of clinical trials. The clinical focus will primarily be neuroblastoma, with occasional overlap in sarcoma, brain tumors, and certain leukemias. The fellow will participate in the neuroblastoma clinic, seeing patients for follow-up, as well as evaluating new patients and related inpatient consults. In addition, the fellow will have the opportunity to teach residents and medical students who are doing rotations on the Pediatric Oncology Service.

The program begins in July.

Length of Program
One year

Applicants must have completed their residency training in pediatrics, plus fellowship training in pediatric hematology/oncology or pediatric neuro-oncology. Our fellowship is not ACGME accredited.

Foreign medical graduates with equivalent qualifications are also eligible to apply. They must have completed all three of the USMLE examinations, a CSA exam, and hold a valid ECFMG certificate.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit three letters of recommendation (including one from current Program Director or Department Chair) addressed to the Program Director, Dr. Nai-Kong Cheung, a curriculum vitae, and a personal statement.

All items can be submitted via PDF to the Education Program Coordinator, Katlyn Merkel, at merkelk@mskcc.org. Letters of recommendation can be emailed; however, a hard copy with original signature must also be mailed to the address below.


Katlyn Merkel


Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Dept of Pediatrics, Box 139
1275 York Avenue
New York, NY 10065