Montefiore Einstein Comprehensive Cancer Center
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.
Edward Chu, MD
Our mission for the Hematology-Oncology Fellowship Program
The mission of our Hematology-Oncology Fellowship Program is to train the next generation of leaders in hematology-oncology focused on the tripartite mission of clinical care, research, and education. Our Program is committed to training and providing research opportunities for the next generation of benign hematology and cancer specialists by taking full advantage of all of the exceptional comprehensive cancer center research programs. We aim to provide individualized training and mentorship for fellows so that they can harness their unique strengths that will allow them to pursue their interests and passions in hematology-oncology. The fellowship training program here at the Montefiore Einstein Comprehensive Cancer Center provides the critical foundation that fellows will use to go on to become future leaders in the field. We are pleased to offer immersive oncology fellowship programs led by some of the world’s preeminent hematology-oncology investigators and clinicians. These programs are designed to strengthen skills, experience and expertise, and prepare fellows for the next phase of their career.
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 300 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 & World Report
- Children’s Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM) recognized as one of “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals” by U.S. News & World Report
- Albert Einstein College of Medicine ranked a top 50 “Best Medical School for Research in the Country, 2023” by U.S. News & World Report
- The National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded Einstein $201M+ in research funding in 2022, placing Einstein in the top 50 among 142 schools of medicine
- 700+ clinical trials
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
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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 Comprehensive Cancer Center. 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 cellular therapy. 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
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
Edward Chu, M.D., M.M.S.
Professor, Department of Oncology (Medical Oncology)
Professor, Department of Medicine (Oncology & Hematology)
Professor, Department of Molecular Pharmacology
Interim Chair, Department of Oncology
Director, Montefiore Einstein Comprehensive Cancer Center
Rasim Gucalp, MD, FACP
Associate Chairman of Educational Programs, Oncology
Director, Hematology-Oncology Fellowship Program
Amy Sharma, MD
Associate Director, Hematology-Oncology Fellowship Program
Assistant Professor, Department of Oncology (Hematology)
Irina Murakhovskaya, M.D.
Interim Chief, Division of Hematology
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine and Oncology
Henny Billett, MD
Director, Montefiore Einstein’s Adult Hemophilia Treatment Center
Director, Thrombosis Prevention Treatment Program
Balazs Halmos, MD, MS
Director, Thoracic Oncology
Director, Clinical Cancer Genomics
Director, Multi-disciplinary Thoracic Oncology Program
Amit Verma, MD
Director, Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS) Program
Professor, Developmental & Molecular Biology
Ulrich G. Steidl, M.D., Ph.D.
Co-Director, Blood Cancer Institute Interim Director, The Ruth L. and David S. Gottesman Institute for Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine Research
Deputy Director, & Associate Director, Basic Science
Diane & Arthur B. Belfer Faculty Scholar in Cancer Research
Professor, Cell Biology
Professor, Oncology & Hematology
Yvonne M. Saenger, M.D.
Co-Leader, Cancer Therapeutics, Montefiore Einstein Cancer Center
Immunotherapy Director, Montefiore Medical Center
Associate Professor, Hematology & Oncology, Microbiology & Immunology, and Pathology
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 Montefiore Einstein Comprehensive 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.
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 Montefiore Einstein Comprehensive 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.
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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.
- July 5, 2023—Applications open
- October 1, 2023—Applications close
- November 15, 2023—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.