Pediatric Hematology & Oncology

Michael Engel, MD, PhD; Division Chief

Our division of dedicated and family-oriented doctors and staff provides diagnostic, therapeutic and chronic care for infants, children and adolescents with oncologic (cancer) and hematologic (blood) disorders including but not limited to:

  • Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Hodgkin Disease
  • Neuroblastoma
  • Brain tumors
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Hemophilia
  • Blood clots
  • von Willebrand disease
  • Hereditary Spherocytosis
Fellowship Program
Office Location

Department of Pediatrics
P.O. Box 800386
Charlottesville, VA 22908-0386


Division Chief:
Michael Engel, MD, PhD

Administrative Assistant:
Karen Vest
Phone: 434-982-1930
Fax: 434-982-1927

Professional Education

  • Tumor Board
  • Divisional Lecture

  • Journal Club
  • Bone Marrow Review

Research Activities

Current Research Projects are examining:

  • Immunotherapy for leukemias  and solid tumors
  • Supportive care for children receiving chemotherapy
  • Leukemogenesis
  • Genetic predisposition in childhood cancer survivors
  • Novel therapies for childhood cancer patients
  • Innovative therapies for children with bleeding disorders and thrombophilia


You Can Help
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Your gracious support will help us reach our goal: To understand the roots of childhood diseases so that we can develop more effective, personalized, safer therapies and bring them to children!

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UVA Children’s Hospital
University of Virginia Health Foundation
PO Box 800773
Charlottesville, VA 22908-0773

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