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Hematology-Oncology Fellowship Program

 

Sanford J. Shattil, MD

Program Director
email: sshattil@ucsd.edu

Gregory M. Heestand, MD

Associate Program Director
email: gheestand@ucsd.edu

John Adamson, MD

Associate Program Director
email: jadamson@ucsd.edu

Susan Stafford

Program Coordinator
phone: 858-822-6583
fax: 858-246-0595
email: sustafford@ucsd.edu

Overview

The Hematology-Oncology Fellowship Training Program at UC San Diego is a fully integrated program including hematology, oncology, and bone marrow transplantation. It is 3 years in duration and is designed to prepare Fellows for careers in the academic field of their choice. Fellows will be prepared to sit for their subspecialty board examinations in both Hematology and Medical Oncology. 

Fellows will receive 18 months of clinical training, with 18 months reserved for research. Research experiences vary based upon the interest of the Fellow, but pathways have included clinical research, laboratory research, outcomes research, and palliative care research. Potential opportunities include working with our Center for Personalized Cancer Therapy, or collaborating with other NCI-Designated Cancer Centers located in San Diego.  There is an emphasis on early-phase clinical trials as well as translational research, and research mentorship begins during the first year of training.