Message from the Program Director

Welcome to the Pediatric Hematology and Oncology Fellowship program at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey. I am excited to introduce you to what our program can offer and invite you to learn more. 

We are committed to the education and training of new fellows in our subspecialty. We have the faculty, outpatient and inpatient facilities and the resources, clinical population, and research laboratories to provide a first-rate training program. For over 30 years, the department has participated in clinical research trials and care for children with cancer and blood disorders across the tristate area. Now, under the umbrella of New Jersey’s only NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center at Rutgers CINJ, the department has expanded its research and clinical missions to become a nationally known center of excellence.  

Our clinical mission is supported by the entire division faculty, which unified across the RWJBarnabas Health system - the largest academic health care system in the state. Each faculty member has a specialized area of excellence within the field of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology. Within the Division, we have specialty clinics (with active laboratory and clinical programs) in Leukemia, Lymphoma, Solid Tumors, Neuro-oncology, Coagulation and Thrombosis, Sickle Cell Disease, Vascular Anomalies and Childhood Cancer Survivorship.  We have established a new Pediatric Cellular Therapy program to include bone marrow transplant and other innovative cell-based therapy. Our division is a member of the Dana Farber Cancer Institute Consortium and of the Children’s Oncology Group (both nationwide cooperative groups coordinating trials in Pediatric Oncology). We also direct and administer the Pediatric program of 2 of the 3 state Regional Hemophilia Centers, as well as New Jersey’s largest sickle cell program.  

Our research programs cover the gamut from bench to translational research and population science initiatives. Our department’s research is fully funded by NIH, state, and local grants. We also participate in collaborative research projects with our colleagues at Rutgers, Princeton, and the Big Ten Cancer Consortium. We are uniquely situated, qualified and excited to provide Pediatric Hematology and Oncology fellowship education in New Jersey. 

Thank you for your interest in the Pediatric Hematology and Oncology Fellowship at Rutgers CINJ! We hope you find all the information you need. 


Margaret Masterson, MD 
Program Director