Overview

Overview

Program Overview

When Cleveland Clinic opened its doors in 1921, the goal of our founders was simple and straightforward: "Better care of the sick, investigation of their problems, and further education of those who serve."

Today, our health system is one of the best in the world, recognized internationally as a center of excellence. While we have grown exponentially over the past century, expanding our reach regionally, nationally and internationally, our three-fold mission has remained the same. No where is that more true than the Taussig Cancer Institute Hematology and Medical Oncology Fellowship Program. 

At Cleveland Clinic, we understand the importance of preparing the next generation of physicians to excel in clinical practice, clinical research, translational science, quality improvement, and medical education. We prepare you to be tomorrow's leaders. In our fellowship, we foster an environment of collaboration and collegiality, creating a culture that promotes your education facilitates engaged career development. Ultimately, we desire a diverse class of fellows with varied interests and career goals, who work together to embody and promote the values of Cleveland Clinic: Teamwork, Innovation, Integrity, Quality, Inclusion, and Empathy. 

The subspecialty fellowship in Hematology and Medical Oncology is an ACGME-accredited three-year combined program for candidates who are board eligible in internal medicine wishing to achieve certification in both hematology and medical oncology. With the recent expansion, we now accept eight fellows each year. We are a large program, with over 60 staff hematologists and medical oncologists, working in collaborative fashion within a new state-of-the-art, multi-disciplinary cancer center. The Taussig Cancer Institute, in collaboration with University Hospitals of Cleveland is a NCI-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center.

TCI Diversity Statement

At the Taussig Cancer Institute, we are striving to build a culture of inclusiveness, diversity and equity. We believe representation matters. We recognize that hematology/oncology as a sub-specialty has not always been representative of the patients we serve and we are committed to doing better. We have created a Diversity Task Force to help build and sustain this culture of inclusiveness. Projects that this task force is involved in, some of which are led by fellows, include:

  • Development of educational modules to educate staff
  • Quality improvement projects to understand and overcome barriers to full patient satisfaction amongst under-represented minorities 
  • Community outreach 
  • Research into healthcare disparities, including access to genomics 
Clinical Training & Didactics

Clinical Training & Didactics

Clinical Training

Medical education continues throughout one's career, but fellowship training provides the critical foundation for professional growth and development. The fellowship experience, as a whole, has a profound influence on future academic and clinical success. At Cleveland Clinic, we are committed to providing a supportive, get rigorous training environment. Our fellows complete approximately 18 months of clinical rotations throughout the three year training period. The remainder of time is dedicated to research and other academic/scholarly activities. One element of training that we find most critical is flexibility. Our fellows have substantial autonomy in creating and tailoring their fellowship experience. 

We have recently increased our fellow complement from 6 fellows per class (18 overall) to 8 fellows per class (24 overall, by July 2023). This will reduce individual fellow service requirements and allow greater exploration of various elective opportunities, enhancing the educational experience of our trainees. 

Inpatient Service: Fellows cover five inpatient services: Bone Marrow Transplantation, Leukemia, Lymphoma & Myeloma, Hematology consults and Oncology consults. At present, first year fellows will be on inpatient service for 5 months. Over the next 1-2 years, this will be further reduced to 4 months. Overall, our fellows cover inpatient service for 9 months over 3 years. This will be reduced to 7.5 months once we reach our full complement of 24 fellows. Of note, fellows take overnight call, on average, once every 5th night. Call is scheduled only during inpatient months, and is not in-house. 

Required Outpatient Rotations: Fellows rotate through benign hematology clinic, transfusion medicine and coagulation clinic, apheresis, and hematopathology. Our fellows also spend time in the major solid tumor clinics: thoracic, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, and breast oncology. This is accomplished as either a continuity clinic or month long outpatient elective. Prior to graduation, all fellows will have rotated through these four disease groups. 

Continuity Clinic: Continuity Clinic is at least one half day per week, although fellows in the 2nd and 3rd year often elect to do more. As the inpatient experience is predominantly focused on hematologic malignancies, we recommend that first year fellows dedicate continuity clinic to one of the four major solid tumor disease groups. For example, a first year fellow may spend 6 months in the breast cancer clinic, and the second half of the year in the thoracic oncology clinic. However, for fellows with a clear sub-specialty interest, any disease group in acceptable for continuity in the first year of training. In the second and third years, fellows have complete autonomy in choosing the continuity clinic, mentor, and schedule. 

Furthermore, while the majority of fellows have continuity clinic at the main campus, we do offer a continuity clinic experience at one ofo ur regional hospitals. This clinical experience is meant to prepare trainees for the unique rigors and complexities of community practice and is available for 2nd and 3rd year fellows. 

Electives: In addition to the robust training offered through the inpatient services and required outpatient rotations, our fellows have the opportunity to explore several elective rotations that cover all aspects of medical oncology and hematology, including, for example, neuro-oncology, head and neck cancer, melanoma and sarcoma, lymphoma, myelodysplasia and leukemia, palliative medicine, regional oncology, and radiation oncology. Many fellows create their own unique education experiences as well. 

Didactics

We have designed a comprehensive teaching curriculum which covers all aspects of clinical hematology and medical oncology. The curriculum is critically reviewed each year and adjusted based on feedback from our fellows and faculty. The cornerstone of the curriculum is the Introductory Core Lecture Series. These conferences are held daily during July and August, then continue on Tuesdays for the remainder of the year. In September, several additional conferences begin offering greater breadth and depth to your educational experience. These daily conferences are often case-based, run by fellows and moderated by faculty. In addition to the core lectures and case based conferences, we also discuss topics such as research methodology, quality improvement, and career development. Furthermore, we have several supplemental activities including Grand Rounds, Journal Club, disease specific tumor boards, communications training and humanities conferences. 

Communication Training: Communication is the most common and instrumental medical procedure. A relationship-centered approach to patient care can be learned through purposeful practice with feedback. At Cleveland Clinic, all of our trainees participate in the The R.E.D.E to Communicate: Foundations of Healthcare Communication Skills Training.  The goal is to provide fellows with the skills required to successfully navigate even the most difficult patient communication scenarios. This is a two day workshop lead by national experts in the field of communication. 

Humanities: This is a fluid conference series which offers trainees the opportunity to discuss the art of medicine, often considering relevant contemporary issues. Philosophy, art, literature, and politics all may serve as a starting point for our fellows to reflect on a broad range of topics, and how they impact their training experience, personal lives and professional development. 

Grand Rounds: This weekly conference, offered through the Education Institute, allows Visiting Professors and Guest Lecturers to speak as experts in their field to enhance the educational experience of our trainees. 

Tumor Boards: We have several disease specific tumor boards to discuss complex medical care in a multi-disciplinary fashion. Additionally, we also have a robust Immune-Related Adverse Events conference, designed to improve the care for our patients who have toxicity while on immune-modulatory agents. 

Journal Club: An intense review of clinical trial design and statistical methodology. This conference series is attended by our cancer institute statisticians and staff with significant experience as clinical investigators. 

Genomics Conference: A case based conference in which the results of next-generation sequencing studies are reviewed and there clinical implications explored. This conference is attended by genetic counselors and staff with expertise in genomics. 

Board Review: Fellows in their 3rd year of training are provided financial support to attend a week long board review course. Support includes registration, travel, lodging and meal allowance.

Morbidity and Mortality Conference: This monthly conference is organized by the Quality Fellow and explores how we can work to improve the care of our patients through continuous quality improvement measures, creating and promoting a culture of safety. 

Research Training

Research Training

A variety of clinical and laboratory research opportunities are available during the hematology-oncology fellowship. The fellowship is designated to have heavier clinical load in the first year to offer more focused and dedicated research time for 2nd and 3rd year. A variety of clinical projects including phase I, II, and III clinical trials, and pharmacology studies are available. In addition, a close collaboration with the Department of Cancer Biology within the Research Institute, allows fellows to explore laboratory and basic science interests. Fellows are expected to write multiple abstracts and are to be involved in the writing of a manuscript before completing their fellowship. Research opportunities are available in both basic science and clinical settings in the Taussig Cancer Institute and the Lerner Research Institute, as well as the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University.

Fellows identify a major research project within their first year of fellowship, and most produce at least two abstracts and one publishable manuscript prior to graduation. Fellows are expected to attend at least one research conference per year during their second and third years, and to present their research at one conference prior to graduation. Fellows have presented at ASCO, ASH, and other tumor specific conferences such as San Antonio Breast Cancer Conference, ASCO-GU, etc. In the past two years, 6 fellows were invited and attended the AACR/ASCO Methods in Clinical Cancer Research.

Part of the research curriculum includes a research retreat for the first year fellows in March where they present their research proposals and get direct feedback from the Research Committee. The intent of the retreat is to ensure adequate support for the proposal and also ensure feasibility during fellowship. Furthermore, a focus on each individual fellow's personal fellowship and career goals are started to help ensure that the research proposal is supportive to future career aspirations.

In the past year, fellows have published more than 25 manuscripts or abstracts and have given 25 presentations at national and international meetings. Hematology and Medical Oncology staff have produced 350-400 publications in the past year.

The dominant strengths of the Cancer Institute include multidisciplinary programs for clinical care and research in benign hematology, bone marrow transplantation, solid tumor subspecialty care, lymphoma, leukemia, neuro-oncology, palliative medicine, experimental therapeutics and basic science cancer biology. This will be further enhanced with the new cancer in March 2017 given the improvement and focus on multidisciplinary infrastructure. We encourage applications from candidates who seek an outstanding training experience in academic hematology and medical oncology, with career goals in multidisciplinary research and subspecialty clinical care.

A coaching-mentoring program was started in 2016 to support fellows. The role of the coach is distinct from that of the primary research mentor and will serve to help fellows define their personal fellowship and career goals and ensure that selection and pursuit of research projects, research mentor, and career opportunities align with their aspirations. Furthermore, they serve as another sounding board to help ensure work-life balance. Each fellow is assigned a faculty member as their coach, although this is flexible depending on fellows individual needs/requests.

Publications and Presentations

Clinical Trials at Cleveland Clinic's Taussig Cancer Center

Current Fellows

Current Fellows

PGY 6

Kanika Nair, MD - Junior Chief Fellow

Kanika Nair, MD - Chief Fellow

Hometown: Cleveland, OH
Medical School: George Washington University
Residency: George Washington University
Hobbies: Web design, boxing, being a foodie, traveling with my husband, spending time with my nieces, Cavs basketball
Why did you choose Cleveland Clinic? Cleveland is the perfect city for my professional and personal life - I get to train at a world renowned academic institution while being close to family. The fellowship program also provides a well-rounded education in Hematology/Oncology and allows for flexibility and time to explore clinical and research interests.

Sherwin Desouza, MD

Sherwin Desouza, MD

Hometown: Mumbai, India
Medical School: St. John's Medical College and Hospital, Bangalore, India
Residency: Yale New Haven Health, Bridgeport Hospital
Hobbies: Hiking, cooking, music, travelling
Why did you choose Cleveland Clinic? I chose to train at the Cleveland Clinic because from the earliest stages I could see that the program was committed to education and patient care, sentiments that echoed within me. The attention to detail, commitment to improvement and support of the faculty are admirable and essential to fellowship training of any kind, especially hematology-oncology.

Siddharth Kunte, MD

Siddharth Kunte, MD

Hometown: Pune, India
Medical School: B.J. Medical College, Pune, India
Residency: St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital, Mount Sinai, New York
Hobbies: Playing guitar and drums, reading, travel and photography
Why did you choose Cleveland Clinic? To train at an apex institute, which will provide me with the appropriate training and mentorship to decide on what I would want as my career after my fellowship, and to head out as a confident oncologist.

Meena Sadaps, MD

Meena Sadaps, MD

Hometown: Sterling Heights, MI
Medical School: Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
Residency: Cleveland Clinic
Hobbies: Dancing, playing with my dog, hiking, playing the veena (Indian string instrument), experiencing new foods, travel
Why did you choose Cleveland Clinic? I chose to stay at CCF for fellowship because of the wonderful relationships I developed with my mentors over the years and knew firsthand that I would receive great clinical training. The Clinic exceeds expectations when it comes to clinical volume, breadth of exposure, and collegiality. In addition, the program leadership is very committed to their fellows and dedicated to strengthening their educational curriculums in order to optimize learning.

Iris Sheng, MD

Iris Sheng, MD

Hometown: East Hanover, NJ
Medical School: Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Residency: Brown University
Hobbies: Yoga, cooking, travelling, hiking, swimming
Why did you choose Cleveland Clinic? Everyone talks about the "feel" of a place after the interview day, but I never experienced it until I came here. I loved the fact that everyone has such pride in their work and such collegiality towards one another. I also found it very unique that they had a fellows' wellness initiative.

Tamara Sussman, MD

Tamara Sussman, MD

Hometown: Bethesda, Maryland
Medical School: University of Maryland
Residency: Cleveland Clinic
Hobbies: Cooking, eating what I cook, dance parties with my kids, ice skating
Why did you choose Cleveland Clinic? I chose Cleveland Clinic for fellowship because Taussig Cancer Institute truly exemplifies patient centered care, from the design of the infusion rooms to multidisciplinary approach in both the outpatient and inpatient setting. The collegial environment, supportive program, amazing mentors, and endless research opportunities made this an easy choice for me. Also, Cleveland is a great place for families, as I discovered during residency.


PGY 5

Christopher Lemmon, MD

Christopher Lemmon, MD - 2nd Year Chief Fellow

Hometown: Dayton, OH
Medical School: St. George's University, Grenada
Residency: Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA, Patient Safety Fellowship, University of Florida - Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL
Hobbies: Traveling, experiencing new cultures, trying new foods, cooking, hiking and camping, football and hockey, reading and some creative writing.
Why did you choose Cleveland Clinic? I don't know why anyone wouldn't choose Cleveland Clinic. People generally know the name of Cleveland Clinic, but the people and supportive environment are what make this a great place. Everyone you'll meet here is engaging and fun, with an incredible sense of camaraderie, and they have put programs in place and built a culture here to enhance our training and development that I think is unparalleled. This is all in addition to getting to work with and learn from leaders in their fields at a world-class cancer institution. It really was a simple choice.

Matthew Cortese, MD, MPH

Matthew Cortese, MD, MPH

Hometown: Homer, NY
Medical School: SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY
Residency: University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH
Hobbies: Playing guitar/bass, hiking and exploring outdoors, gardening, cooking, watching and playing sports, traveling and spending time with friends/family.
Why did you choose Cleveland Clinic? I chose to complete my training at Cleveland Clinic because it is a special organization that provides world-class clinical care married with innovative research, an exciting place that helps forge new ways to beat a diverse spectrum of cancers, and prioritizes learning and collaboration. I wanted to learn from leaders in the field and have the support and time to pursue my own research interests, and the Clinic provides for that and much more. Cleveland is also closer to family in CNY, has lots of cultural and outdoor venues to explore, enough snow, and is a great place to start a family.

Scott Dawsey, MD

Scott Dawsey, MD

Hometown: Holland, MI
Medical School: Wayne State University School of Medicine, MI
Residency: Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals, Cleveland, OH
Hobbies: Hiking, fishing, cooking, woodworking
Why did you choose Cleveland Clinic? I chose Cleveland Clinic because of its outstanding breadth of clinical and research experience opportunities. It is an opportunity to learn from, and work with, leaders in the field. The city of Cleveland is also a beautiful and vibrant area in which to live and work.

Amanda Nizam, MD

Amanda Nizam, MD

Hometown: Virginia Beach, VA
Medical School: The George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Science, Washington, DC
Residency: The George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Science, Washington, DC
Hobbies: Running, traveling, spending time with friends and family, baking, reading, learning foreign languages
Why did you choose Cleveland Clinic? Cleveland Clinic stood out to me as a program founded on a strong esprit de corps in which I would be able to develop into a successful academic oncologist alongside talented and enthusiastic colleagues. I left my interview day feeling inspired by the prospect of working with talented leaders who are advancing their respective fields while remaining visibly dedicated to their patients and the education of fellows. The program's organized yet flexible structure provides a perfect balance of unparalleled clinical training and endless opportunities for clinical research at a world-renowned institution. Most importantly, the fellowship program and faculty strongly foster camaraderie, mentorship, and scholarship, and are truly invested in the growth and success of fellows.

Tiffany Onger, MD

Tiffany Onger, MD - Quality Fellow

Hometown: Madison, WI
Medical School: University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
Residency: Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals, Cleveland, OH
Hobbies: Cooking, reading, biking
Why did you choose Cleveland Clinic? When looking for a program, I wanted to find a place that prioritized excellent patient care, had a focus on clinical advancement in the field, and demonstrated genuine dedication to quality improvement. The Cleveland Clinic oncology training program offers all this and more. I have found the staff to have a passion for teaching future leaders in the field, whether our interests lie in research, education, or clinical care. I am delighted to be here.

Matthew Wright

Matthew Wright, MD

Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
Medical School: Georgetown University, Washington, DC
Residency: Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals, Cleveland, OH
Hobbies: Sports, travel, listening to podcasts
Why did you choose Cleveland Clinic? The Cleveland Clinic is a great place to learn and grow. Training at a world-class academic hospital provides the opportunity to learn from distinguished experts in the field of Hematology-Oncology. The fellowship program's emphasis on education, support for research, and successful career development are essential elements in building a strong clinical foundation.


PGY 4

Shimoli Barot, MD

Shimoli Barot, MD

Hometown: Ahmedabad, India
Medical School: B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad, India
Residency: Cleveland Clinic
Hobbies: Reading, Dancing, Yoga, Traveling, Relishing the food scene, Shopping, Cooking
Why did you choose Cleveland Clinic? During residency, I had the opportunity to associate closely with the fellowship program and found it to be a perfect balance of world-class clinical training and ample research opportunities. The ability to learn from experts in the field, access to fantastic mentors and the collegiality among fellows solidified my decision to choose Cleveland Clinic. Continuing in Cleveland also allows me to be close to my family and explore more of this diverse and delightful city.

Madison Conces, MD

Madison Conces, MD

Hometown: Zionsville, IN
Medical School: Indiana University School of Medicine
Residency: Cleveland Clinic
Hobbies: running, anything outdoors (hiking, biking, sailing), reading, traveling
Why did you choose Cleveland Clinic? I chose Cleveland Clinic for fellowship primarily because of the wonderful mentorship relationships I had the opportunity to build during my residency. I knew I would be supported but also pushed to become an excellent physician and researcher. Additionally, the faculty and staff in the Taussig Cancer Center work well as a team which is critical to creating a healthy learning environment, and the fellowship leadership is devoted to the success of its fellows.

Anne Hubben, MD

Anne Hubben, MD

Hometown: Skaneateles, New York
Medical School: Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons
Residency: Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Hobbies: Biking or hiking in the Metro parks, dancing salsa, and new mom to a quarantine baby
Why did you choose Cleveland Clinic? I loved working at Cleveland Clinic during residency because of the community and the educational opportunities. I learned from experts in every field of medicine, and had exposure to complex cases and emerging therapies. When deciding on a fellowship program, I chose the Taussig Cancer Institute at Cleveland Clinic for the same reasons. I had built relationships with exceptional mentors in the cancer center. TCI offers many academic opportunities to develop my research interests. Finally, the fellows are an amazing group of talented and supportive physicians whom I am thrilled to have as my peers. 

Bharathi Muthusamy, MD

Bharathi Muthusamy, MD

Hometown: Chesterton, Indiana
Medical School: Indiana University School of Medicine
Residency: Indiana University School of Medicine 
Hobbies: cooking, trying out new food, going to concerts
Why did you choose Cleveland Clinic? I was looking for a fellowship program that had varied research opportunities but also provided good clinical training. What impressed me most about Cleveland Clinic though were the fellows who were very passionate about their careers and learning. I could tell that good mentorship was a large driving point of this passion. I felt like I could feed off this energy, and it would inspire me to push myself in regards to my own education and research.

Logan Roof, MD

Logan Roof, MD

Hometown: Rock Hill, SC
Medical School: Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
Residency: University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH
Hobbies: Traveling, hiking, baking, yoga, running, Clemson football
Why did you choose Cleveland Clinic? Cleveland Clinic stood out to me as a program that places an emphasis on excellent patient care, innovative research, and leadership development. I was looking for a program that truly values fellow education and mentorship in both clinical and research settings. Cleveland Clinic provides a collegial environment with guidance from experts in the field of Hematology/Oncology.

James Schuster, MD

James Schuster, MD

Hometown: Loveland, OH
Medical School: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Residency: Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals, Cleveland, OH
Hobbies: Movies, biking, spending time with family
Why did you choose Cleveland Clinic? As a native Ohioan, Cleveland Clinic has always stood out as a beacon for world-class healthcare and research. Strong leadership, a focus on teaching, excellent patient care, and ample opportunities in research are some of the reasons I was impressed with the program. In addition, I had heard of the collaborative, supportive environment between fellows, attendings, and other staff. I know that I will continue to grow, learn and provide care to the fullest of my abilities at Cleveland Clinic.

Accomplishments

Accomplishments

Fellow Accomplishments

Recent Graduates

Year Former Fellow Position
2020 Rajshekhar Chakraborty Columbia University
2020 Jaleh Fallah US Department of Health and Human Services, FDA
2020 Rachel Hu Intermountain Medical Center, Utah
2020 Ashwin Kishtagari Cleveland Clinic Experimental Therapeutics Fellowship
2020 Sarah Lee University of Washington, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
2020 Pradnya Patil Cleveland Clinic
2019 Jack Khouri Cleveland Clinic
2019 Yazan Madanat University of Texas Southwestern
2019 Pramod Pinnamaneni East Texas Hematology/Oncology, Lufkin TX (Private)
2019 Yazeed Sawalha Ohio State University
2019 Manasa Vulchi St. Joseph Health medical Group, Santa Rosa CA (Private)
2019 Allison Winter Cleveland Clinic
2018 Edward Greenberg AbbVie Inc.
2018 Vadim Koshkin University of California, San Francisco
2018 Girish Kunapareddy Union Associated Physics Clinic, Terre Haute, IN (Private)
2018 Bhumika Patel Cleveland Clinic
2018 Sagar Patel Cleveland Clinic Experimental and Clinical Hematology Fellowship
2018 Haris Zahoor Cleveland Clinic
2017 Megan Kruse, MD Cleveland Clinic
2017 Laurel Menapace, MD United States Food and Drug Administration
2017 Moshe Ornstein, MD Cleveland Clinic
2017 Swapna Thota, MD Roswell Park Cancer Institute
2017 Shruti Tiwari, MD Georgetown University / Medstar Washington Hospital Ctr.
2017 Leticia Varella Cornell University
2016 Ming Chi, MD, MPH Atlanta Cancer Care, Atlanta GA (Private)
2016 Hamid Emamekhoo, MD University of Wisconsin
2016 Shuang Fu, MD, PhD The Jackson Clinic, Jackson TN (Private)
2016 Kaihong Mi, MD Pinnacle Health System, Harrisburg PA (Private)
2016 Aziz Nazha, MD Cleveland Clinic
2016 Nicolaos Papadantonakis, MD, PhD University of Alabama
2015 Eberechi Agwa, MD Cleveland Clinic
2015 Jing Ai, MD, PhD Levine Cancer institute in Charlotte, NC
2015 Lindsey Goodman, MD Cleveland Clinic, Clinical Scholar
2015 David Seastone, DO The Regional Cancer Center UPMC (Private)
2015 Danyu Sun, MD Levine Cancer Institute in Charlotte, NC
2015 Bo Zhao, MD Firelands Medical Center in Sandusky, OH (UH Satellite) (Private)

Publications and Presentations

Honors & Awards - Past Two Academic Years

07/2020 - 06/2021

  • 07/20 – ASCO Trainee Council Member, Sheng
  • 07/20 – ASCO Quality Training Fellow - Onger
  • 10/20 – ASCO Quality Care Symposium Conquer Cancer Merit Award, Nair
  • 12/20 – ASH Abstract Achievement Award, Kunte
  • 12/20 – CAHON Young Investigators Award, Sheng

07/2019 - 06/2020

  • 07/19 – ASCO / AACR Workshop on Methods in Clinical Cancer Research, Hu
  • 07/19 – ASCO / AACR Workshop on Methods in Clinical Cancer Research, Sheng
  • 07/19 – ASCO / AACR Workshop on Methods in Clinical Cancer Research, Sussman
  • 08/19 – ASH/CRTI Fellow Participant Award, Chakraborty
  • 08/19 – VeloSano Catalyst Award/Case Comprehensive Cancer Center, Kishtagari
  • 09/19 - Conquer Cancer Foundation ASCO Quality Care Symposium Merit Award, Lee
  • 10/19 - United European Gastroenterology (UEG) Week 2 Orals, Sadaps
  • 10/19 - United European Gastroenterology (UEG) 2019 National Scholar Award (USA), Sadaps
  • 11/19 – FDA/ASCO Fellow’s Day Workshop, Hu
  • 11/19 – The Society for Melanoma Research Travel Award, Sussman
  • 12/19 – ASH Abstract Achievement Award, Kishtagari
  • 12/19 – Pre-ASH HTRS Trainee Workshop, Desouza
  • 01/20 - ASCO Foundation & Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium Merit Award, Nair
  • 03/20 – GME Patient Safety Day Award – 1st Place Poster, Lee
  • 03/20 – FDA/ASCO Fellow’s Day Workshop, Chakraborty
  • 04/20 – HTRS Fellows Network Council Member Appointment, Desouz

07/2018 - 06/2019

  • 07/18 – ASCO / AACR Workshop on Methods in Clinical Cancer Research, Fallah
  • 09/18 – SOHO Oral, Madanat
  • 09/18 – SOHO Honorable Distinction Award, Madanat
  • 09/18 – CC Bumpus Award, Patil
  • 09/18 – STOFF Fellow Award, Sawalha
  • 11/18 – ASCO FDA Workshop, Khouri
  • 12/18 – ASH Oral, Kishtagari
  • 12/18 – ASH Abstract Achievement Award, Kishtagari
  • 12/18 – ASH Abstract Achievement Award, Madanat
  • 12/18 – ASH Travel Grant Award, Chakraborty
  • 02/19 – Case Comprehensive Cancer Center Travel Award, Sheng
  • 02/19 – Case Comprehensive Cancer Center Travel Award, Fallah
  • 03/19 – ASCO FDA Workshop, Fallah
  • 03/19 – Lymphoma Research Foundation Scholar, Sawalha
  • 03/19 – CCLCM Outstanding Preceptor Award, Sadaps
  • 04/19 – Acute Leukemia Forum Young Investigators Award, Madanat
  • 05/19 – ASCO Trainee Council Member, Fallah
  • 05/19 – ASCO Merit Award, Sheng
  • 05/19 – ASCO Educational Session Lung Speaker, Patil
  • 05/19 – ASCO FDA Workshop, Sawalha
  • 05/19 – AAAVD Workshop Scholarship, J Fallah
  • 06/19 – ASCO Trainee Council Leader, Patil
  • 06/19 – Conquer Cancer Foundation ASCO Merit Award, Sheng
  • 06/19 – ASCO Quality Training Program Fellow, Nair
Applying & Benefits

Applying & Benefits

Applying

We are excited you have chosen to apply to the Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program at Cleveland Clinic. Our program is a not-for-profit, multispecialty academic medical center located in Cleveland, Ohio. Since its inception in 1921, education has been an integral part of our mission, which is "care of the sick, investigation of their problems, and further education of those who serve."

Candidates interested in applying for entry into the ACGME-accredited Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program must complete an ACGME-accredited Internal Medicine Residency Program, or an RCPSC-accredited or CFPC-accredited Internal Medicine Residency Program located in Canada.

The application process for fellowship is conducted through ERAS®. We are participants of the NRMP Main Match and therefore, do not fill any positions outside of the Match. Applications will be reviewed during the month of July each year for position to begin July 1 of the next academic year. We encourage individuals to submit completed applications into ERAS® no later than July 31 for consideration of an interview. There are six positions available per academic year with interviews scheduled during the months of September, October and November. A typical interview day will begin at approximately 9 a.m. with a Program Overview conducted by the Program Director followed by a meeting with the Chief Fellow, tour of our facility and catered conference/meet and greet with the fellows. The afternoon will concentrate on individual interviews with Admission Committee Members, a select group of key clinical faculty that typically concludes by 5 p.m. A detailed itinerary and travel information including hotel, parking and map of the facility will be provided to individuals selected for interviews.

Should you have any specific questions or require additional information, we encourage you to reach out to the program contacts listed below:

Lynn Mulgrew - Program Manager
Email: mulgrel@ccf.org
Phone: 216.445.0624
Fax: 216.636.1711
Location: Cleveland Clinic
Taussig Cancer Institute
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195

Benefits

Program Specific Benefits +

ASH Fundamentals for Hematology Fellows (FHF) paid by program for each fellow to include:

  • ASH Associate membership
  • One complimentary registration per academic year for one ASH meeting
  • Online access to ASH Self-Assessment Program (ASH-SAP)

ASCO Educational Essentials for Oncology Fellows (EEOF) Premium Package paid by program for each fellow to include:

  • ASCO-SEP® Latest Edition
  • ASCO Virtual Meeting
  • ASCO University courses (recommended curriculum)
  • ASCO Flashcard app
  • Oncology Training Program Slide Bank

In Training Exam: Offered in fellow's second and third year of training for both ASCO and ASH.

Travel Privileges:

  • 1 GME funded trip per academic year: (Maximum of $1,500 per academic year): The Cleveland Clinic strongly encourages trainees to participate in scholarly/research activities. Funds are available for fellows in the accredited program to attend academic meetings for the purpose of presenting or engaging in leadership roles within national societies. Eligibility will be determined by the Program Director. Please refer to the Graduate Physician's Manual for further details.
  • Program sponsored reimbursement for travel to national society meetings:
  • The program will provide financial assistance for each fellow to attend 1 ASCO and 1 ASH meeting throughout their three years of training if not presenting.
  • Fellows with accepted abstracts are also provided support to travel with Program Director approval

Board Review: Fellows in their final year of training have financial support to attend a board review course to include registration, travel, lodging and a meal allowance.

Book Allowance: $300 per academic year to purchase educational materials. Fellows must follow appropriate protocol to submit for reimbursement.

iPhone: Clinical trainees will receive Cleveland Clinic issued iPhones during orientation.

Coaching: The goal of each Coach is to provide the fellow with ongoing unbiased feedback during training to stay focused and on track. Coaches will provide guidance to fellows in career development, professional goals and long-term success strategies. They will assist in identifying professional opportunities as well as provide advice and direction on how to approach different projects and capitalize on strengths as well as identify areas needing improvement.

Moonlighting: We offer competitive wages for internal moonlighting to eligible candidates. Must hold a permanent Ohio medical license and be appropriately credentialed within the hospital.

Learn about our competitive benefits program including key information on healthcare coverage along with information to help you better manage your finances while in training.

Benefit Highlights

Finance Highlights