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About us

Joseph Vadakara, MD, program director

Geisinger's Hematology and Medical Oncology Fellowship Program trains future specialists in providing high quality, high value hematologic and oncologic care while maximizing patients’ and families’ experiences of care. The fellowship program provides this training using:

  • an integrated health system approach with interdisciplinary care teams;
  • exposure to a variety of field-specific clinical experiences;
  • cancer-specific multidisciplinary clinics; and
  • clinical research mentorships

Accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), this 36-month program trains physicians at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pa., and at the Frank and Dorothea Henry Cancer Center at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center in Wilkes-Barre, Pa.

Geisinger's Cancer Institute is one of seven clinical institutes of Geisinger that serves more than 3 million people in 45 counties throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Geisinger is designated by the National Cancer Institute as a National Community Oncology Research Program (NCI-NCORP).

Program aims

  1. To mentor and train ambitious, empathetic physicians to be proficient specialists in hematology and oncology, including proficiency in evaluation, diagnosis, communication and treatment.
  2. To foster use of an interdisciplinary care approach for hematologic and oncologic disorders.
  3. To enhance clinical research into hematologic and oncologic conditions with a focus on cancer care delivery, rural health issues and patient access.
  4. To promote education, growth and professionalism in the field of hematology and oncology.

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