Mayo Clinic announces first Pauline Robinson Bush Honorary fellows in pediatric hematology/oncology

Mayo Clinic establishes pediatric hematology/oncology fellowship to recognize former trustee Barbara Bush, announces first fellows

Mayo Clinic has established the Pauline Robinson “Robin” Bush Honorary Fellowship in pediatric hematology/oncology at Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education in recognition of Barbara Bush and her commitment to Mayo Clinic as a distinguished emeritus member of the Board of Trustees.

The goal of the fellowship is to train aspiring physicians or physician researchers alongside Mayo’s experts in pediatric hematology/oncology so young patients and their parents can be confident they are receiving the most innovative treatments and compassionate care for years to come.

In 1953, Pauline Robinson “Robin” Bush, the second child of former President George H.W. and Barbara Bush, died of childhood leukemia at age 3. The Bushes donated Robin’s body to cancer research and later said they found comfort in knowing that she may have helped other children live. Barbara Bush was involved in supporting childhood cancer treatment and research throughout much of her life.

The first Pauline Robinson “Robin” Bush Honorary Fellows are:

Melissa Azul, D.O. (PDHO ’21)

Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Department of Oncology

Mayo Clinic Rochester

Mira Kohorst, M.D. (MED ’13, PD ’16)

Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Department of Oncology

Mayo Clinic Rochester

Assistant professor of pediatrics

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science

Paulina Roman Moreno, M.D. (PDHO ’20)

Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Department of Oncology

Mayo Clinic Rochester

Kirk Wyatt, M.D. (MED ’14, PD ’17)

Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Department of Oncology

Mayo Clinic Rochester

Assistant professor of pediatrics

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science

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