Committed to educating physicians about the
diagnosis and treatment of blood and blood forming organs, including tumors, the School of Health & Medical Sciences offers the Hematology-Oncology Fellowship Program. This program provides training and technical experience in all aspects of adult hematology oncology.
The fellowship is divided over a three-year program, with six fellows in the program, two for each year of training. In the past five years, all fellows have been diplomats of the American Board of Internal Medicine either upon entering the program or shortly thereafter. Fellows rotate in the following state-of-the-art hospitals:
The fellowship learning experience is diverse, with an attempt to integrate patients seen clinically with basic science ramifications and to correlate with the overall clinical picture in other medical subspecialties. Physicians and fellows treat all diseases of the blood and blood forming organs, including hematologic malignancies, coagulation and hemostatic disorders, red cell disorders, leukocytic disorders, platelet disorders and solid tumors. Fellows learn the art and science of diagnosis, treatment and general management
Year one of the fellowship focuses on inpatient consultation services at the two teaching institutions, St. Joseph’s and St. Michael’s. On rotations, fellows see assorted cases, including a variety of solid tumors, hematological malignancies, coagulpathies and anemias. They are also trained in performing lumbar puncture and bone marrow biopsy.
Throughout the second and third years, more time is concentrated on elective rotations in:
- Flow Cytometry
- Surgical Oncology
- Palliative Care
- Radiation Oncology.
Fellows rotate through Hackensack Medical Center, the largest center in the northeast for high-dose therapy, for bone marrow transplant training, and Trinitas Regional Medical Center, which allows for close contact with the attending physician several times a day.
Hematology-Oncology fellows actively participate in:
- Department of Internal Medicine Morning Report, daily;
- Journal Club, monthly;
- Research conference, monthly;
- Tumor Board, weekly;
- Interhospital conference, monthly;
- National conferences; and
- Outpatient Clinic, weekly.
Dedicated to providing fellows with a quality learning experience, the faculty has broad experience in clinical Hemtology/Oncology and are all board certified.
For more information on the Hematology-Oncology Fellowship Program affiliated with Seton Hall University, contact St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center at (973) 754-4390.
Program Director: Michael Maroules, M.D.
Seton Hall Hematology-Oncology Fellowship Program
St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center
703 Main Street
Paterson, NJ 07054