Contact Us

Thomas Lad M.D., Division Chairman

1900 W. Polk St.,
Room 755
Chicago, IL 60612

Phone: (312) 864-7250
Fax: (312) 864-9002

The Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program is a three year combined program leading to certification in both Hematology and Medical Oncology. There are six fellowship positions (two per year).

The major clinical rotations include inpatient consultation services in Hematology and Medical Oncology, radiation therapy, blood banking, bone marrow transplantation, hospice, laboratories, immunology and cytogenics.

Fellows have half-day continuity clinics during the three years in Medical Oncology and Hematology, Breast Oncology Clinic and Hematology Clinics.

They participate in all activities of the division including some that are purely educational as:

  • Hematology/Oncology Grand Round
  • Weekly invited speakers
  • Journal Club
  • Research Round

Fellows are allotted protected research time each year of the fellowship and are encouraged to present and or publish their work.

The fellows take their Stem Cell Transplantation experience on the inpatient Ward at Rush University Hospital.

Application Process

The Division of Hematology/Oncology at Cook County-John H. Stroger Hospital accepts fellowship applications from candidates who are eligible to take the American Board Examination in Internal Medicine at the time of starting Fellowship in Hematology/Oncology.

We are participating in the MATCH Program www.nrmp.org and we abide by its regulations and deadlines.

You can apply to our program via ERAS, an online, electronic application service www.aamc.org/eras for all positions. All application packets must include three letters of recommendation addressed to our Program Director Mousami Shah, MD, copies of USMLE scores, personal statement and curriculum vitae.

For more information or to apply, please contact:

  • Gloria Reyes
    Division of Hematology/Oncology
    John Stroger Hospital
    1900 W. Polk St. Suite 755
    Chicago, IL 60612
    Email: greyes@cookcountyhhs.org
    Phone: (312) 864-7245
    Fax: (312) 864-9002

Research

Stroger hospital is a recipient of a large grant from the National Cancer Institute to provide access to NCI-sponsored national cooperative clinical trials in cancer treatment, prevention, and control. The grant supports an organization called the Stroger Hospital Cook County Minority-Based Community Clinical Oncology Program (SHCC MBCCOP), which is one of 16 MBCCOPs in the United States.  The MBCCOP office is located on the 4th floor of the Administration Building.  All patients seen by the Hematology/Oncology Division physicians are screened for eligibility and offered the opportunity to participate if eligible.  The spectrum available trials is broad and includes all primary tumor sites.  Participation in the SHCC MBCCOP activities is an important part of the fellowship training program.  SHCC MBCCOP telephone number is 312-864-5204

The Hematology/Oncology Division is also a member of the Aids Malignancy Consortium the purview of which includes clinical trials and translational research relating to HIV patients with cancer. This is also supported by the NCI.