SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University
Department of Medicine
Hematology and Oncology
|Division Chief:||Moro Salifu, MD, Acting|
|Program Director:||Carol Luhrs, MD|
|Address:||450 Clarkson Avenue,
Brooklyn, NY 11203
|Number of first year fellows:||4-5 per year. Total 14|
|Number of faculty: (MD & PhD||10 Clinical and 1 Research|
|Hospitals fellows rotate to:||Kings County Hospital Center; University Hospital Brooklyn; Brooklyn campus of VA-New York Harbor Healthcare System|
|Sample Schedule of Assignment||
|Research interests of the division:||
|Conference schedule:||Weekly clinical Grand Rounds (2 hours); Weekly Multidisciplinary Tumor Boards; Weekly Journal Club alternating with Board Review; Weekly Hematopathology Conference; Weekly Morning conferences with topics on Patient Safety, Case of the Month and FDA Updates.|
|Description of the educational aspects and advantage of the program:||
The program has both clinical and research strengths. The diversity of the patient population in the three hospitals provides an exceptional clinical experience which covers a broad spectrum of diseases encountered in inner city, minority, medically underserved and immigrant populations together with the usual hematologic and malignant disorders seen in adults. Extensive ambulatory care training is provided in the outpatient clinics which include general hematology, general medical oncology, and specialized clinics for breast cancer and hematologic malignancies. Each institution has a special chemotherapy unit staffed by specially trained oncology nurses. This clinical program is augmented with weekly conferences in hematology and medical oncology, multidisciplinary conferences with radiology, surgery, radiation oncology and pathology. Histology reviews of all cases are held weekly and led by a member of the Department of Pathology. The fellows are encouraged to participate in on-going clinical studies with a faculty mentor.
The program participates in the National Resident Matching Program.
|Time frame for interviews:||
September-October of year preceeding start of fellowship. Board eligibility for American Board of Internal Medicine required.
|Contact :||Ms. Lois Cooper|
SUNY Downstate Medical Center
|Telephone :||718 613-8678|
|Fax :||718 270-1578|