Pediatric Hematology & Oncology

Michael Engel

Michael Engel, MD, PhD; Division Director

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

  • Leukemias in Children & Adolescents
  • Hodgkin’s & Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphomas
  • Embryonal Tumors (Neuroblastoma, Hepatoblastoma, Wilm’s tumor)
  • Central Nervous System Tumors
  • Sickle Cell Disease & Hemoglobinopathies
  • Bleeding Disorders in Children & Adolescents
  • Clotting Disorders in Children & Adolescents
  • Von Willebrand disease
  • Hereditary Spherocytosis
  • Pediatric Sarcomas
  • Germ Cell Tumors in Children & Adolescents
  • Cancer Predisposition Syndromes
  • Late Effects of Cancer Treatment
  • Immure Deficiency & Immune Activation Syndromes


Erica Steele, MD

Office Location

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


Division Director:
Michael Engel, MD, PhD

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

Fellowship Program

Program Director: Colleen Druzgal, MD
Fellowship Administrator: Bobbie May
Phone: 434-987-0169

Professional Education

Tumor Board
Divisional Lecture
Journal Club
Bone Marrow Review
Imaging Review

Research Activities

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