Pediatric Hematology & Oncology

Michael Engel, MD, PhD; Division Chief

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

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

Fellowship Program

Professional Education

  • Tumor Board
  • Divisional Lecture

  • Journal Club
  • Bone Marrow Review
  • Imaging 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