Pediatric Hematology - Oncology Fellowship

 The goal of the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology fellowship training program at the University of Louisville is to train the best leaders in academic and clinical pediatric hematology/oncology in the United States. Upon successful completion of our training program, fellows will have a comprehensive understanding of the pathophysiology of pediatric hematologic and oncologic disorders and will be competent in the clinical diagnosis and management of those disorders. Graduates will continue to add new knowledge in the field through their scholarly activity, and by their ability to teach the pediatricians of the future.

For much of the first year, the hematology/oncology fellow will be assigned to the inpatient service at Norton Children’s Hospital. Working alongside a full-time faculty member and other healthcare personnel of the interdisciplinary team.  The fellow will manage in-patients with presumed and established hematology and oncology diagnoses. This rotation also provides the opportunity to gain proficiency in bone marrow aspiration and biopsy and lumbar puncture with the administration of chemotherapy. During this inpatient rotation, the fellow will become the primary care provider for various oncology patients that they will follow in the outpatient continuity clinic under the supervision of a faculty member.

During the second and third year of fellowship training, the fellow will perform a clinical or laboratory research project. Fellows are given the ability to pursue a Master's Degree in Clinical Investigation Sciences during their second and third year of training while completing their research project.  


University of Louisville Pediatric Fellowships

Visit the Pediatric Fellowships webpage to learn more about:

  • How to apply for a pediatric fellowship
  • Compensation & benefits for pediatric fellows
  • Facilities where our fellows see patients, perform research, and learn
  • What is it like to live in Louisville, Kentucky?
Year 1 CurriculumDurationLocation
Orientation & Didactics1 month
Outpatient Subspecialty Clinics**3 monthsNovak Center, CPA Lab
Inpatient6.5 monthsNorton Children's Hospital
BMT Outpatient0.5 monthsNovak Center
Elective**0.5 months
Research0.5 months
Year 2 CurriculumDurationLocation
Inpatient1 monthNorton Children's Hospital
Research**11 months
Year 3 CurriculumDurationLocation
Inpatient1 monthNorton Children's Hospital
Research**11 months

*Weekly Continuity Clinic throughout Fellowship
**Vacation (4 weeks per academic year) scheduled during these rotations

Current Fellow(s)

Simone Chang, M.D.
Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Fellow: 2019-2022
Research interest: TBD
Hometown: Trinidad and Tobago
Pediatric Residency: Jackson Memorial Hospital/University of Miami
Medical School: University of the West Indies Faculty of Medicine St. Augustine, Trinidad


Past Fellow(s)


Justin Farge, M.D. (Graduated: June 21, 2019)
Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Fellow: 2016-2019
Research interest: Myeloid-Derived Suppressor Cells in Pediatric Solid Tumors
Hometown: Metairie, LA   
Pediatric Residency: Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
Medical School: Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center

"I am grateful for the opportunity to work with the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology faculty and staff at the University of Louisville.  In my first year of fellowship, my knowledge base and clinical skills have grown tremendously due, in large part, to the varied patient base that we see in our region.  Being able to navigate our patients with cancer and blood disorders and their families through their therapies has been an honor and has further motivated me to hone my research and clinical studies in this hugely rewarding field."

Hematology - Oncology Fellowship Leadership

Mustafa Barbour, M.D., Program Director
Associate Professor
(502) 852-8450



For information about the Hematology - Oncology Fellowship Program at the University of Louisville, please contact the Program Coordinator:

Vicki Masterson, Program Coordinator

Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program
University of Louisville School of Medicine
571 South Floyd Street, Suite 445, Louisville, KY 40202
Phone: (502) 852-8450  |  Fax: (502) 852-8453