Hematology & Oncology Fellowship

Fellowship Program Director: Vijaya Donthireddy, M.D.
Division Head: Robert Chapman, M.D.
For more information: (313) 916-1332

The Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology offers four positions yearly to ABIM-eligible candidates for our three-year fellowship program. Our program is supported by Henry Ford Health System, one of the largest and most respected integrated health care delivery systems in the country. Our fellows utilize the latest technology and train from a highly skilled clinical staff at Henry Ford Hospital, a nationally renowned specialty care, teaching and research institution that is the flagship of Henry Ford Health System.

Our fellowship program accepts applications only through ERAS and grants positions only through the NRMP match program. We interview in September and October and so application materials should be complete in ERAS by or before the end of August.

Fellows in our program receive the strongest clinical training available by being exposed to a wide spectrum and large quantity of patients, as our hospital serves the metropolitan population of Detroit as well as the surrounding suburbs. This provides an exceptional environment for learning because of the multiple populations we serve and the breadth of experience they provide.

The Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology provides outstanding fellowship training by utilizing the medical expertise and commitment to education of our staff as well as the vast resources of

Henry Ford Health System.

Some of the unique aspects of the Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology include a Palliative Medicine Service established with grant funding from the Robert Woods Johnson Foundation and one of the only bone marrow transplant programs in the area that does cord blood transplants.

Henry Ford is also one of only three training institutions in Michigan that features Schwartz Rounds, a forum where caregivers come together to discuss the psychosocial aspects of care giving. These are just a few of the things we do at Henry Ford to make fellowship training a truly unique and rewarding experience.

Our fellowship program provides the training and experience necessary for fellows to complete all the requirements for board eligibility in hematology and medical oncology and be competent to provide expertise as consultants. There are no restrictions regarding the types of cases our fellows see and they are involved in patient care right from the start, with added responsibility as their competency increases. This model of education ensures that our fellows leave the program exceptionally prepared for any career path they may chose.

Whether they decide to work in a regional hospital, a teaching hospital, or an academic setting, our fellows leave with all the tools necessary to become national leaders in health care.

Additional information:

  • Broad clinical experience offered, including a wide variety of neoplasms and the entire spectrum of benign and malignant hematology
  • Our cancer center sees over 2500 new patients and has over 45,000 clinic visits per year
  • Inpatient and outpatient opportunities to assume responsibility for the evaluation, management and longitudinal care of patients
  • Rotations in radiation oncology, coagulation, blood banking, pathology (anatomic, cytopathology, hematopathology, immunopathology), gynecologic oncology, palliative care service, cancer genetics, diagnostic radiology and pediatric oncology as well as autologous and allogeneic bone marrow transplantation
  • Broad support from other disciplines within the institution with many opportunities for interaction at multidisciplinary tumor board conferences, including gastrointestinal oncology, urologic oncology, neuro-oncology, head and neck cancer, lung cancer, lymphoma/leukemia, breast cancer, melanoma/sarcoma and gynecologic oncology
  • Weekly interesting case conferences, medical grand rounds, journal clubs and core curriculum lectures
    Investigational treatment protocols of the Southwest Oncology Group, National Surgical Adjuvant Breast Project, Henry Ford Cancer Institute and contract pharmacologic studies for experience in the design and conduct of clinical trials
Information for Applicants
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