Program Director


Pinki Prasad, MD
(504) 896-9740

Program Coordinator

Rebecca Taliancich
(504) 896-2891

LSU Pediatrics
200 Henry Clay Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70118

How To Apply

To apply for our program through ERAS, please click here.

To review our Applicant Selection Handout, click here.

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Pediatric Hematology Oncology Fellowship Program

Hello!  Thank you so much for your interest in our fellowship program in Pediatric Hematology-Oncology at LSUHSC/Children's Hospital in New Orleans. Our division offers an accredited 3-year training program with positions available for 1-2 fellows each year.  The program was formally accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) in early 1989 and is the only accredited Pediatric Hematology/Oncology fellowship program in Louisiana. We also participate in the National Residency Match Program (NRMP).

The program utilizes the clinical and research resources and faculty expertise available at LSU Health Sciences CenterStanley S. Scott Cancer Center and  Children's Hospital of New Orleans.


Clinical and Research Training

The overall goal of the Louisiana State University Fellowship Program in Pediatric Hematology Oncology is to train graduate fellows to function as competent pediatric hematologists and oncologists in the clinical or academic setting. To accomplish these goals, the following objectives are emphasized:

  1. Acquisition of clinical expertise in pediatric hematology and oncology clinical diagnosis (including diagnostic, management and procedural skills) by formal didactic measures as well as by inpatient including bone marrow and hematopoietic stem cell transplant, outpatient and consult services under the supervision of board certified pediatric hematologists and oncologists; It is anticipated that a graduated increase in responsibility will occur over time.
  2. Acquisition of research skills by identification of an appropriate basic/translational research question (or other appropriate academic activity), formulation of a research or activity plan, acquisition of methodological expertise, collection and analysis of data and preparation/submission of a manuscript for publication or other academic product under mentorship of an experienced investigator. It is anticipated that at least one presentation at a regional or national meeting will be undertaken and that at least one first-author paper will result from these academic activities.
  3. Acquisition of teaching skills by undertaking monitored supervision of residents and medical students while on service, as well as by preparation of educational presentations for students, residents and faculty at Fellow’s Conference and other meetings,
  4. Acquisition of administrative skills by participation in selected divisional meetings, management of the call schedule and educational activities, participation in neonatal transports, discharge planning, as well as other appropriate administrative tasks within the respective divisions.

You can find more information about our program on our hospital division's page:,  Here you will find our Annual Cancer Reports, with data about our Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders and our Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Program.

Please do not hesitate to e-mail me at  or Ms. Rebecca Taliancich, Fellowship Program Coordinator, at  You can also call me at your convenience at 504-896-9740.

Thank you again for considering our program.  We look forward to meeting you!