The Division of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology at UT Health Science Center at San Antonio

Welcome to the Division of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology at UT Health Science Center at San Antonio. For more than 30 years, the Division of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology has provided care to infants, children and adolescents affected by blood and cancer disorders.

It is the mission of the Division is to disseminate new knowledge to medical students, residents, and practicing physicians; to acquire new knowledge by participating in basic and clinical research; and to put new knowledge into practice in the care of patients.

Recent News

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UT Health Science Center to lead regional children’s cancer research group with $3.7 million grant. Pediatric oncologists at the UT Health Science Center will lead a consortium of regional providers in pediatric cancer research trials under a new $3.7 million grant from the National Cancer Institute.


LINK: HSC News, September 2014



Dr. Gregory Aune

UT Health Science Center pediatric oncologist appointed to national advocacy board. On Friday, the White House held a closed briefing on pediatric cancer for childhood cancer advocates. During the keynote address, NCI Director Dr. Harold Varmus outlined the NCI commitment to pediatric cancer and announced the appointment of Greg Aune, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of pediatrics with The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

LINK: HSC News, September 2014



Dr. Melissa Frei-Jones

Melissa Frei-Jones, MD, MSCI, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, and the medical director of the South Texas Sickle Cell and Thalassemia Center has been recognized for her work with UT Kids and new approaches to treating sickle cell disease in children.

The article highlighting Dr. Frei-Jones' efforts appears in the August edition of San Antonio Magazine.

LINK: San Antonio Magazine, August 2014



Dr. Gregory Aune

Gregory Aune, MD, PhD, and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, has dedicated his life to conducting research on the basic science of cardiac disease in pediatric cancer survivors.

A story on Dr. Aunes' research is featured in the online publication of Bio News Texas. Dr. Aune will also be featured in the UT Health Science Center "Stories" web publication.

LINK: Bio News Texas, July 21, 2014
LINK: www.uthscsa.edu/stories


Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Fellowship Program

The division’s fellowship program was initiated in 2008 and has now accepted eight fellows into the program. At our first site visit in 2011 we received a commendation from the ACGME and are accredited through 2022. The fellowship consists of one clinical year followed by two years of research which takes place primarily at the Greehey Children’s Cancer Research Institute. Learn more about the fellowship program and our fellows here.