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Hematology and Medical Oncology Fellowship

Geisinger’s Hematology and Medical Oncology Fellowship program trains you to be a compassionate, skilled and well-rounded clinician and researcher who’s ready to work with multidisciplinary teams in rural and urban systems.   

About us

Joseph Vadakara, MD, program director

The best medical oncologists aren’t just great clinicians. They’re compassionate people who listen to patients and their families and consider themselves partners in care.

That’s the type of fellow we seek for Geisinger's 36-month, ACGME-accredited Hematology and Medical Oncology Fellowship program.

We’ll train you to provide high-quality, high-value hematologic and oncologic care. And our faculty mentors will help you become a better, more empathetic communicator, too, so your patients have the best experience possible.  

Uniquely situated in a rural area with two urban centers, Geisinger is an integrated system that allows you to treat a mix of rural and urban patients. Along with working at our flagship hospital, Geisinger Medical Center, you’ll train at our state-of-the-art Frank M. and Dorothea Henry Cancer Center at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center in Wilkes-Barre.

As our hematology and oncology fellow, you’ll also be exposed to a variety of field-specific and clinical experiences, train in cancer-specific multidisciplinary clinics and conduct mentored research. 

You’ll be joining a vibrant, diverse community of clinicians, scholars and researchers. Geisinger's Cancer Institute is one of eight clinical institutes that serves more than 1 million people in 45 counties throughout Pennsylvania. And Geisinger is designated by the National Cancer Institute as a National Community Oncology Research Program (NCI-NCORP).

Our goals are:

  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.

About Geisinger

Geisinger serves more than 1 million people in central and northeastern Pennsylvania. We’ve been nationally recognized for innovative practices in quality, delivery models such as ProvenCare® and the use of an award-winning electronic medical record, Epic®. Our physician-led system has about 24,000 employees, including more than 1,600 physicians, 10 hospital campuses, two research centers and a health plan with more than half a million members, all of which boost our hometown economies by $7.1 billion annually.



Danville, Pa., is a unique and wonderful place to train. Opportunities for outdoor recreation are endless, the cost of living is low and traffic is almost nonexistent. In addition, we are close enough to Philadelphia, New York City and Washington, D.C., to make weekend getaways easy. 

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