Fellowship

The Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego/UC San DieCancer Fellowship photogo School of Medicine Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program, under the direction of Dennis Kuo, M.D., M.S., 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.

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 SanHospital Exterior small 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.
  • 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 Dennis Kuo, M.D., M.S., at 858-966-5811 or djkuo@rchsd.org.

Current Fellows

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
First-Year Fellow

Colette Lauhan, M.D.
Hometown: Portland, Oregon
College: Vanderbilt University
Medical School: East Tennessee State University
Pediatric Residency: East Tennessee State University
First-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
First-Year Fellow

Cancer-patient

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
Second-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
Second-Year Fellow

Erin Trovillion, M.D.
Hometown: Vernon, NJ
Medical School: Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Residency: UC San Diego
Research Topic: Immune Reconstitution after Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant
Lab/Research Mentor: Gerald Morris, M.D., Ph.D., UC, San Diego
Third-Year FellowPatient-Room

Scott McCarty, D.O.
Hometown: Dayton, Ohio
Medical School: West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: Northeast Ohio Medical University
Research Topic: T cell avidity/exhaustion association with immunotherapy
Lab/Research Mentor: Gerald Morris, M.D., Ph.D., UC, San Diego
Third-Year Fellow

Lauge Farnaes, M.D., Ph.D.
Hometown: San Diego
Medical School: UC San Diego School of Medicine
Residency: UC San Diego
Research Topic: Applications of rapid genomic technologies to clinical practice
Lab/Research Mentor: Stephen Kingsmore, M.D., D.Sc., UC San Diego
Fourth-Year Fellow (Hem-Onc/Infectious Disease)

Ksenya Shliakhtsitsava, M.D.
Hometown: Minsk, Belarus
Medical School: Belarusian State Medical University, Belarus
Residency: University of California, San Francisco, Fresno
Research Topic: Reproductive health intervention for adolescent and young adult cancer survivors
Lab/Research Mentor: Irene Su, M.D., MSCE, UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center
Fourth-Year Fellow (Hem-Onc Research)
Oupatient-Clinic

Fadi Nossair, M.D.
Hometown: Montreal, Quebec
Medical School: McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Pediatric Residency: McMaster Children’s Hospital, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
St. Christopher’s Hospital, Philadelphia
Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Fellowship: University of California, Irvine/Children’s Hospital of Orange County
Fourth-Year Fellow (Hemostasis and Thrombosis)