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button committedtoacureThe Alabama Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders is much more than a place. It is an extraordinary partnership of local, national and international centers of excellence that provides care of treatment for 90 percent of the pediatric hematology-oncology patients in the state. Each year, about 150 Alabama children are diagnosed with cancer. The diagnosis include leukemia, lymphoma, brain and spinal cord tumors, solid tumors of muscle and bone, kidney and liver tumors, and rare childhood cancers. There are approximately 2,000 patients treated with serious blood disorders, including sickle cell disease and hemophilia that receive care from ACCCBD each year.

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The mission of the division is to improve the quality of young lives and cure children with childhood cancer and blood disorders through excellent care, education, and research.


The Division goals are to serve children and young adults with childhood cancer and blood disorders through the southeastern United States; to give state-of-the-art personalized clinical care to patients; to educate and train the public, families, patients, and healthcare professionals in the care of childhood cancer and blood disorders; and to pursue a clinical translation of basic research focused on childhood cancer and blood disorders. These goals are accomplished with the dedicated efforts of the UAB faculty teamed with an extensive support staff of UAB, Children's of Alabama.

The Division boasts exceptional programs in patient care, education and research. 

Clinical and Research Programs include:

  • Pediatric Oncology (Childhood and Young Adult Cancer)

  • Pediatric Hematology ( Blood Diseases, including Sickle Cell Disease)

  • Neuro-Oncology (Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors)

  • Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplantation Program

  • Developmental Therapeutics Program

  • Childhood Cancer Survivorship Program (Taking on Life After Cancer)

  • Hope and Cope Psychosocial Program

  • Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Fellowship Training Program

Scheduling an Appointment

A physician's referral is required to schedule a first appointment in the Pediatric Hematology-Oncology clinic. Further information may be obtained by calling 205.638.9285.

Faculty & Staff

Division Director

Girish Dhall, M.D.

Faculty List

Hematology/Oncology Faculty


Laura Dabbs
Administrative Supervisor


Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
1600 7th Avenue South 
Lowder 512
Birmingham, AL 35233 
P: 205.638.9285
F: 205.975.6377

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