Jill de Jong, MD, PhD

Pediatric Hematology & Oncology (Pediatric Cancer) | More

Associate Professor of Pediatrics Director, Pediatric Hematology
Director, Pediatric Cancer Risk and Bone Marrow Failure Clinic
Director, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program

UChicago Faculty Physicians hold faculty positions with the University of Chicago and provide care for patients on the academic health system’s main campus in Hyde Park and in care centers throughout the Chicago region.


Jill de Jong, MD, PhD, treats children with all types of cancers and blood diseases, as well as hematopoietic stem cell transplant patients. She has specialized expertise in: hematology, including disorders of red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets; autoimmune blood diseases; bleeding and clotting disorders; and genetic (inherited) blood diseases.

Dr. de Jong's research focuses on understanding genetic syndromes that predispose patients to bone marrow failure and/or cancer. By studying known genetic mutations that lead to cancer and uncovering new cancer predisposition syndromes, her work examines the mechanisms that cause cancer in order to improve cancer therapies. Through her research, she aims to optimize early detection, treatment, and, ultimately, prevention of cancer and bone marrow disorders.


Areas of Expertise

Medical Education

  • University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health


  • Boston Children's Hospital


  • Boston Children's Hospital


  • Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Other Grad Education

  • PhD, University of Wisconsin

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • International Society for Stem Cell Research
  • American Society of Hematology
  • Aetna HMO (specialists only)
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO (specialists only)
  • BCBS HMO (HMOI) (specialists only)
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare *see insurance page
  • Aetna Better Health *see insurance page
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Choice Plus POS/PPO
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO) (specialists only)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
  • BCBS Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Choice PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Choice PFFS
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Plus HMO
  • United Choice HMO (specialists only)
  • University of Chicago Health Plan (UCHP)
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At a Glance

Practicing Since1999

Board Certifications

  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Hematology and Oncology

Languages Spoken

  • English