Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Improving the Health of Today's and Tomorrow's Children

The Division of Pediatric Hematology & Oncology at the UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital is a pioneer in the care and treatment of childhood cancers and blood disorders. The division is part of the UCLA Health Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, well known for its new and innovative ways of treating patients. It has a long history of success in bringing hope to patients with programs such as our Bone Marrow Transplant Unit, which has been in continuous operation since 1973, the oldest unit in California, and one of the first in the nation.

For more than 40 years, we have provided our patients with the best care and have made seminal contributions to improving treatment of children with leukemia, aplastic anemia, solid tumors, blood diseases, and various genetic disorders.

We are finding new ways to improve survival rates and decrease complications in children being treated for cancer, blood disorders or undergoing bone marrow transplantation. With the support of our multidisciplinary team, including Child Life specialists and social workers, our efforts continue to significantly improve the quality of care and quality of life for these children and their families.

Each year, we see an increasing number of young cancer survivors as a result of ongoing research and innovative cancer treatments performed by our team of physicians, faculty, fellows and staff. These advancements are made possible by our dedicated supporters and donors, who are truly committed to making a difference.

Those of us who work in the Division of Pediatric Hematology & Oncology at UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital wholeheartedly believe that each child is precious and should be able to experience the joys of childhood, not forced to confront illness, pain, disability, and mortality. Improving our patients' quality of life is what motivates us to solve the mysteries of pediatric cancers and blood disorders.

Since 1990, the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center has ranked as the "Best in the West" by U.S. News & World Report's America's Best Hospitals Survey.

Contact Us

  • UCLA Westwood - Appointments & Referrals - Phone: (310) 825-0867

  • Administrative Office & Information - Phone: (310) 825-6708