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Hematology & Medical Oncology Fellowship Program

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The Northwestern University Hematology & Medical Oncology Fellowship Program trains and mentors academic leaders in medical oncology and hematology. Four to five fellows are selected annually and receive three-year stipends. The purpose of the Fellowship Program is to expose fellows to the clinical practice of hematology and oncology and includes patient care. The program is education-oriented and leads to board eligibility in Medical Oncology and Hematology.

Alumni Testimonials

The McGaw Hematology & Medical Oncology Fellowship program has served as a launching pad towards a career as a clinical researcher in academic oncology. The guidance of both clinical and research mentors facilitate the development of strong independent clinical decision-making in both medical oncology and hematology, and provide guidance in the execution of research projects in the fellow’s area of interest. I am grateful for the excellent clinical and research training provided by the McGaw Hematology/Oncology Fellowship program."

Ari Rosenberg, MD (2019)

Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Chicago

The combination of outstanding clinical training and research opportunities has set me up for a career as a clinical investigator with a focus on biomarker development and clinical trials aimed at improving patient outcomes."

Andrew A. Davis, MD (2020)

Assistant Professor, Washington University in St. Louis

McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University's Hematology & Medical Oncology Fellowship program trained me well in the rapidly evolving field of cancer care. I was able to participate in, learn, and apply practice changing research on a regular basis, and this has positioned me for success in academic medicine in medical oncology."

Wade T. Iams, MD (2018)

Assistant Professor of Medicine ( Thoracic Medical Oncology), Vanderbilt University Medical Center

The program has fully prepared me to be a confident practicing oncologist. It is well balanced between clinical training and research opportunities, which is exactly what I was looking for in a program. The leadership is very supportive and flexible to help you customize your training to achieve your own personal goals."

Ahmad Zarzour, MD (2020)

Faculty, Northwestern Medicine Warrenville Cancer Center – Central DuPage Hospital

We strive to create a supportive environment where professionalism, ethical principles, teamwork and each trainees’ potential are furthered."

Barbara Pro, MD, and Brady Stein, MD, Fellowship Program Directors

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Why Northwestern?

Learn more about the benefits of training at a world-class academic medical center in a diverse and vibrant city of Chicago. Further program details, including the Department of Medicine housestaff manual and a sample training contract, are available on our McGaw Medical Center Graduate Education site. 

We also recommend reading through our FREIDA listing (program number 155-16-21-016).

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Alumni Outcomes

29Graduates in the past 10 years
17Academic Practice
12Private Practice

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Barbara Pro, MD

Barbara Pro, MD

Fellowship Program Director

Hematology and Oncology

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Brady Stein, MD

Brady Stein, MD

Assistant Fellowship Director

Hematology and Oncology


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Abbey Mastroianni

Education Coordinator

Hematology and Oncology

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Diversity & Inclusion

Our program seeks to attract motivated fellows and is committed to providing them with equal opportunity for success. Our selection committee recognizes the importance of diversity which is a central factor in our recruitment process. The selection committee seeks out diverse candidates and shares program, departmental and institutional support for women, under-represented minorities and individuals from the LGBTQ community in the form of faculty mentors and community groups. We are committed to and inspired by a diverse and inclusive work environment that allows each trainee to achieve their personal goals. We encourage our trainees to attend the Department of Medicine Grand Rounds and particularly those focused on issues involving diversity, barriers to care, international health and health disparities. Additionally, community service activities for residents, fellows and faculty are currently in development.

At both the trainee and faculty recruitment level, leadership recognizes the critical role of having a diverse team of fellows and faculty. We rely on more than objective measures such as USMLE scores, training institution, and publications--we focus on our fellow and faculty demographics and background when considering candidacy. A diverse faculty will foster an effective, inclusive environment for trainees with diverse racial and ethnic background as well as orientation. For those in our program and on the faculty, Northwestern has a comprehensive array of diversity initiatives designed to sensitize trainees and faculty members to multicultural issues. To ensure and achieve diversity among our administrative support, fellows and attending physicians, we provide a culturally sensitive workplace that is welcoming and respectful and creates an environment of inclusion.

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Physician-Scientist Training & Resources

We offer a wide range of resources, mentorship opportunities and formal training programs to help our residents and fellows excel as physician-scientists. Explore all of the resources and hear from housestaff who are making research a major part of their career development plans.

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