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Pediatric Hemostasis and Thrombosis Fellowship

The Hemostasis and Thrombosis Fellowship at UC San Diego/Rady Children's Hospital San Diego is a 4thyear (PGY-7) fellowship program for advanced training in pediatric hemostasis and thrombosis.  The training consists of in-depth inpatient and outpatient pediatric hemostasis and thrombosis clinical experiences as well as rotations in hematology and specialized coagulation testing. The fellow will play a leading role in the assessment and ongoing management of children and adolescents (0-21 years of age) with inherited and acquired bleeding and clotting disorders. The fellow will attend didactic conferences and weekly multidisciplinary hemophilia clinic rounds and participate in the Anticoagulation Stewardship and Thrombosis Prevention and Management Committee, the Hemophilia Quality Improvement Committee, and the hospital-wide Transition Committee. The Hemostasis and Thrombosis Fellow will also engage in clinical research and quality improvement projects under the mentorship of Drs. Courtney Thornburg, Hilda Ding, and Kelly Bush.

Rady Children's Hospital San Diego is the only pediatric hospital in San Diego, has a patient catchment area covering three counties, and is the largest free-standing children's hospital in California. It is home to the Rady Children's Hemophilia and Thrombosis Treatment Center (HTC). Over 120 children with hemophilia are followed in the HTC along with over 250 children with other bleeding and clotting disorders. Over 300 new outpatient consults are completed each year. 

Rady Children's HTC is part of the US Network of Hemophilia Treatment Centers and participates in collaborative research in conjunction with the American Thrombosis and Hemostasis Network, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and academic and industry sponsors.

The program will accept up to one fellow per year. The position will be funded through the NHF-Takeda Clinical Fellows Program and is dependent on successful candidate application.

A California Medical License will be required. Candidates should have completed or be planning to complete a fellowship in Pediatric Hematology-Oncology in the United States in the academic year of the application. Interested candidates for the 2021-22 academic year should contact Dr. Courtney Thornburg at

Courtney Thornburg, MD MS
Professor of Pediatrics, UCSD Department of Pediatrics
Program Director, Pediatric Hemostasis and Thrombosis Fellowship Program
Director, Rady Children's Hemophilia and Thrombosis Treatment Center