Montefiore-Einstein Center for Cancer Care

Hematology-Oncology Fellowship Program Virtual Tour

The Hematology-Oncology Fellowship Program at Montefiore-Einstein provides trainees with comprehensive training in clinical practice, clinical investigation and laboratory science. Compared to many other institutions, our fellowship experience is constructed with a stronger emphasis on clinical hematology and oncology research.

Roman Perez-Soler, MD, Chairman, Oncology, and Rasim A. Gucalp, MD, Director, Hematology-Oncology Fellowship Program

Why our program could be right for you

Working closely with one of our clinical investigators, our fellows receive formal instruction on creating, executing and interpreting clinical trials pertaining to thrombosis, hemoglobinopathy, hematological malignancies, hematopoetic stem cells and Phase I studies, as well as breast, gastrointestinal, genitourinary and lung malignancies.
 

What sets Montefiore-Einstein apart

At Montefiore-Einstein, we are guided by a mission to heal, to teach, to discover and to advance the health of the communities we serve. Comprising 11 member hospitals and more than 200 specialty care sites, Montefiore Health System provides highly specialized, coordinated care for diverse populations in the New York region, across the country and globally.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine, home to nearly 1,000 students in its MD, PhD and combined MD/PhD programs, is one of the nation’s preeminent centers for research, medical education and clinical investigation. Through the joint efforts of Montefiore Health System and Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore-Einstein is able to advance research and accelerate discoveries, benefiting patients and ensuring access to state-of-the-art healthcare for all.  

  • Montefiore’s medical specialties ranked as top 1% in the nation by U.S. News and World Report
  • Children’s Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM) recognized as one of “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals” by U.S. News and World Report
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine ranked a top 50 “Best Medical School for Research in the Country, 2020” by U.S. News and World Report 
  • The National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded Einstein $178M+ in research funding in 2019, placing Einstein 34th among 142 schools of medicine
  • 380+ NIH-funded grants awarded to Einstein
  • 700+ clinical trials 
Catherine C. Skae, MD, Vice President and Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education

Graduate Medical Education at Montefiore-Einstein

Representing one of the top 10 largest medical and surgical training programs in the country, Montefiore Health System and our Albert Einstein College of Medicine provide postgraduate clinical training to more than 1,400 residents and fellows per year. Clinicians across Montefiore-Einstein’s numerous educational programs actively mentor and cultivate a new generation of healthcare leaders. 

Our mission to improve access and quality of care for our diverse community draws residents and fellows from top medical, dental and PA schools from around the world. We develop and expand programs designed to advance teamwork, communication and decision-making, and our progressive focus on comprehensive care provides an ideal training ground for our residents and fellows.

To make the process of working and training at Montefiore-Einstein more seamless, we offer a variety of services for our house staff, physician assistants and interns, including assistance with credentialing and orientation, institutional resources, visas, contracts, HR documents, payroll, notary services and specialty training and certifications. 

Montefiore-Einstein by the numbers

7.7 million+

patient interactions annually  

1.1 million+

patients annually, representing the largest network in the Bronx, Westchester and the Hudson Valley

200+

specialty care locations, with more coming soon

40,000+

employees

Home to notable programs and our Centers of Excellence

Our flagship Moses Campus is the primary site of numerous centers of excellence, including the Montefiore-Einstein Center for Cancer Care. Adult oncology and hematology services at Moses include infusion, dedicated inpatient units and a radiation suite. Supported by 42 dedicated faculty, fellows of the Hematology-Oncology teaching program at Moses are guided through their education in benign and malignant hematology, oncology, immunology and bone marrow transplantation. While at Moses, fellows are exposed to a diverse group of solid tumors in the inpatient setting, and learn to manage patients under the supervision of our expert faculty. From new cancer diagnoses to oncologic emergencies, treatment complications and palliative care, our fellows gain robust exposure that prepares them for careers as medical oncologists. 

The Hematology-Oncology Fellowship offers a rich clinical experience, as well as a multitude of opportunities for clinical and translational research.

Kevin Wong, MD

Hematology-Oncology Fellow

Offering outpatient and radiation therapy services

The facility at 1625 Poplar Street is home to one of our Montefiore Medical Park locations and the Center for Radiation Therapy. Montefiore Medical Park offers outpatient oncology services such as infusion, radiation, a multi-disciplinary practice and a PET imaging center. Supporting our faculty is a dedicated hematology-oncology research team, present at both the Moses and Einstein campuses. Our state-of-the-art, 15,000-square-foot Center for Radiation Therapy offers the most innovative and comprehensive array of radiation therapy services available. Montefiore-Einstein is also a partner in the consortium that includes Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Mount Sinai Medical Center, which together opened the New York Proton Center, the state’s first and only such center, in 2019.

Site of our Hematology-Oncology Outpatient Practice

Located at 1695 Eastchester Road on Einstein Campus, Montefiore Medical Park Outpatient Oncology Practice is where our subspecialists provide advanced cancer evaluation, treatments and follow-up care for patients with solid tumors and hematologic malignancies. The facility also features a 40-chair infusion unit staffed by highly experienced OCN-certified nurses, with on-site support for patients in areas such as social work, oncology nutrition and psychosocial care. 

As fellows at Montefiore-Einstein, we teach residents and medical students, participate in a variety of conferences and tumor boards and work closely with a multidisciplinary team of providers to provide the best care for our patients.

Sara Tariq, MD

Hematology-Oncology Fellow, PGY-6

A world-renowned faculty

Roman Perez-Soler, MD

Chairman, Oncology
Chief, Medical Oncology
Deputy Director, Albert Einstein Cancer Center
Guttman Professor, Medicine
Professor, Medicine
Professor, Molecular Pharmacology

Rasim Gucalp, MD, FACP

Associate Chairman of Educational Programs, Oncology
Director, Hematology-Oncology Fellowship Program
Professor, Oncology

Ellen Friedman, MD, FACP

Co-Director, Hematology-Oncology Fellowship Program
Associate Professor, Oncology

Henny Billett, MD

Chief, Hematology
Director, Montefiore-Einstein’s Adult Hemophilia Treatment Center
Director, Thrombosis Prevention Treatment Program
Professor, Hematology
Professor, Pathology

Sanjay Goel, MD

Director, Phase I Clinical Trials Program, Albert Einstein Cancer Center
Professor, Oncology

Ira Braunschweig, MD

Director, Hematopoetic Stem Cell Transplantation Program
Clinical Program Director, Hematologic Malignancies
Associate Professor, Oncology

Balazs Halmos, MD, MS

Director, Thoracic Oncology
Director, Clinical Cancer Genomics
Director, Multi-disciplinary Thoracic Oncology Program
Professor, Oncology

Amit Verma, MD

Director, Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS) Program
Director, Hematology-Oncology
Professor, Oncology
Professor, Developmental & Molecular Biology

A challenging and innovative curriculum

Our Hematology-Oncology Fellowship Program offers multiple opportunities for clinical and translational research. Trainees are exposed to clinical trial opportunities in their everyday practice, and also have opportunities to develop a focused clinical or laboratory research project mentored by a faculty member. Fellows have access to specimens for translational research in the Einstein Biorepository, and have use of a data repository for population-based research. There are approximately 200 cancer clinical trials open at Montefiore-Einstein at any given time.
 

Translational research and mentorship

Opportunities for translational research are abundant, and fellows have access to many supportive translational research mentors within the Department of Oncology. Mentorship and collaboration is also available across the Albert Einstein Cancer Center, as well as in other departments within Albert Einstein College of Medicine, including Cell Biology, Genetics and Public Health. One of our program’s highest priorities is ensuring that fellows have sufficient protected time and dedicated mentoring to facilitate a productive research experience. 
 

Cutting-edge technologies

An integral part of our mission is to provide patients with access to the most cutting-edge therapies. Montefiore-Einstein’s Stem Cell and Cellular Therapy Program, located within the Hematological Malignancy Inpatient Unit at Moses Campus, provides fellows with broad and rich exposure in this area. Our robust, FACT-accredited division performs over 120 transplants and CAR-T cell therapies each year. Patients are provided a full array of transplant options, including autologous, matched related, matched unrelated and haploidentical transplants. 
 

The forefront of therapies

Montefiore-Einstein stands at the forefront of CAR-T cell therapies, and played a major role in the trial that led to the FDA approval of Axi-Cel, the first CAR-T cell therapy approved for the treatment of relapsed and refractory large cell lymphoma. We are currently conducting CAR-T cell trials for myeloma, as well as a novel “off-the-shelf” CAR-T for recurrent lymphoma. Our expert attending physicians have trained at some of the country’s preeminent cancer centers, and actively engage our fellows in research and publication. 
 

Stem Cell and Cellular Therapy Program

Montefiore-Einstein’s Stem Cell and Cellular Therapy Program, located within the Hematological Malignancy Inpatient Unit at Moses Campus, exposes fellows to the most cutting-edge therapies. Patients here are provided a full array of transplant options, including autologous, matched related, matched unrelated and haploidentical transplants. Our Medical Oncology department also manages two specialized inpatient solid tumor services, including our 22-bed Solid Tumor Oncology Unit at our Weiler Hospital, which is staffed by oncology attendings and physician assistants.
 

Benign Clinical Hematology Program

Our Benign Clinical Hematology Program is one of the largest in the country. In their six-month rotation on benign hematology, fellows are exposed to diverse case content from Montefiore’s catchment area and referral base.
 

An unmatched diversity of experience

As a premier academic medical center serving the Bronx, Westchester and the Hudson Valley, Montefiore-Einstein offers its postgraduate trainees comprehensive exposure to a broad diversity of patients and pathologies. The diverse range of experience available prepares our postgraduate trainees for future careers in their chosen field, be it in the research or clinical and/or non-clinical setting.

The experience of our fellows is greatly enriched by the integration of our cancer programs with the outstanding research programs of the Albert Einstein Cancer Center, one of the first NIH-funded cancer centers.

Balazs Halmos, MD, MS

Professor, Clinical Medicine

Hear from our fellows

As one of the top 10 largest medical and surgical training programs in the country, Montefiore-Einstein provides postgraduate clinical training to more than 1,400 residents across 106 accredited residency and fellowship programs. Here, our postgraduate trainees share their own first-hand experiences.
 

Live and work close to the best of everything

The Bronx, New York City’s northernmost borough, is a culturally rich neighborhood placed at the intersection of Manhattan and its surrounding regions. Our postgraduate trainees typically live in hospital housing or off-site in nearby Riverdale, Lower Westchester or Manhattan, and have access to an unmatched diversity of experiences beyond the program itself. 

In the Bronx, with its ample parks and gardens, you’ll learn first-hand why it’s known as “the City’s Greenest Borough.” The neighborhood offers plenty of local food, art, sports and culture, and is just a subway ride away from Manhattan’s famed theaters, museums and attractions. 

As a resident of the Tri-State region, you’ll have unmatched access to the city’s cultural offerings, not to mention the bounty of outdoor excursions that are available just beyond. Day-trips and weekend excursions to the Hudson Valley, Catskills, Long Island or New Jersey provide ample opportunities for swimming, hiking, biking, skiing and other seasonal activities. 

Drag map or zoom to explore things to do in the Bronx, Manhattan and beyond. 

Fellowship Application Information

We’re seeking fellows who will shape the future of healthcare.

The Hematology-Oncology Fellowship sponsors eight new fellows each year. Our three- and four-year training programs offer an exceptional range of experience and research opportunities to fully prepare physicians for academic and clinical practice in hematology and oncology.

Our fellowship uses ERAS for applications and NRMP for matching. If you would like to apply to become a Hematology-Oncology Fellow at Montefiore-Einstein, here is some information to keep in mind.

  • August 12, 2020—Applications open 
  • October 1, 2020—Applications close 
  • Early November, 2020—Decisions made

Montefiore-Einstein recognizes that having a diverse and inclusive institution is critical to success, and we reaffirm our fervent commitment to fostering a culture in which diversity is a central tenet.
 

Have questions? Get in touch.

Rasim Gucalp, MD
Director, Hematology-Oncology Fellowship Program
rgucalp@montefiore.org
 

Learn more about the Montefiore-Einstein Center for Cancer Care