Fellowship

The Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego/UC San Diego School of Medicine Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program, under the direction of Sun Choo, M.D., and Jennifer Yu, M.D., strives to educate future leaders in the field of pediatric hematology/oncology. Based at Rady Children’s, the program provides state-of-the-art clinical and research training in pediatric hematology/oncology and stem cell transplantation.

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Fellows spend the first year at the Peckham Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders, housed in Rady Children’s modern and child-friendly Acute Care Pavilion. Our large and diverse patient population brings a wealth of clinical experience across the spectrum of our field. The second and third years are largely devoted to basic science, translational or clinical research.

The UC San Diego system provides a wide range of research opportunities in multiple settings. Fellows continue to manage their primary patients in a weekly clinic throughout their second and third years.

Our fellows develop the skills and knowledge necessary to be successful in their careers in pediatric hematology/oncology. Regardless of whether your goals are to be a clinician-educator or a clinical investigator, a cancer epidemiologist or a laboratory-based basic scientist, a hematologist, an oncologist, or a hematopoietic stem cell transplant physician, we believe that being part of our fellowship can help you become the best pediatric hematologist/oncologist you can be.

  • For information on the clinical experience, click here.
  • For information on research opportunities, click here.
  • For information on our alumni, click here.
  • For how to apply to our fellowship program, click here.
  • For information on our Hemostasis and Thrombosis Fellowship, click here.
  • For information on our Neuro-Oncology Fellowship, click here.Cancer-patient
  • To learn about our Division faculty, click here.

Please read the Terms and Conditions of appointment for trainees.

For more information about the fellowship, contact Sun Choo, M.D., or Jennifer Yu, M.D.
Phone: 858-966-5811
Email: schoo@rchsd.org or jyu@rchsd.org.

Current Fellows

Jennifer Han, M.D.
Hometown: Los Angeles
College: Walla Walla University, Washington
Medical School: Loma Linda University School of Medicine
Pediatric Residency: University of New Mexico
First-Year Fellow

Karen Lee, M.D.
Hometown: Seoul, South KoreaOupatient-ClinicCollege: University of Texas at Austin
Medical School: University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
Pediatric Residency: The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
First-Year Fellow

Benjamin Briggs, M.D.
Hometown: Mount Desert, Maine
College: University of Maine
Medical School: University of Vermont
Pediatric Residency: Naval Medical Center San Diego, Pediatric Residency Training Program
Research Topic: Developing Pediatric Neuro-Oncologenomic Mapping
Lab/Research Mentor: Dr. David Dimmock
Second-Year Fellow

Colette Lauhan, M.D.
Hometown: Portland, Oregon
College: Vanderbilt University
Medical School: East Tennessee State UniversityPatient-RoomPediatric Residency: East Tennessee State University
Research Topic: Exploring the efficacy of CAR-T cells in solid tumors
Lab/Research Mentor: Dr. Ananda Goldrath, Ph.D., UC San Diego
Second-Year Fellow

Eric Won, M.D.
Hometown: Bakersfield, Calif.
College: University of California, Irvine
Medical School: Loma Linda University School of Medicine
Pediatric Residency: University of California, Irvine-Children’s Hospital of Orange County
Research Topic: Exploring novel aspects of platelet biology
Lab/Research Mentor: Zaviero Ruggeri, Ph.D., The Scripps Research Institute
Second-Year Fellow

Megan Rose Paul, M.D.
Hometown: Tucson, Ariz.
Medical School: Banner University Medical Center, Tucson
Residency: Banner University Medical Center, Tucson
Research Topic: Chemosensitivity testing in pediatric solid tumor cell lines
Lab/Research Mentor: Pete Zage, M.D., Ph.D., UC San Diego
Third-Year Fellow

YunZu “Michele” Wang, M.D.
Hometown: Arcadia, Calif.
Medical School: Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis
Residency: UC San Diego
Research Topic: Natural killer cell therapy in acute myelogenous leukemia
Lab/Research Mentor: Dan Kaufman, M.D., Ph.D., UC San Diego
Third-Year Fellow