Fellowship Program

Hematology & Medical Oncology Fellowship

Lipson Cancer Institute - Rochester Regional Health

Director’s Letter

Welcome to the Hematology and Medical Oncology Fellowship Program at Rochester Regional Health!

Thank you for your interest in the Medical Oncology Fellowship Program. As a Fellow, you will primarily serve patients at Rochester General Hospital, which is a premier teaching hospital and the flagship hospital for Rochester Regional Health. Our system consists of five hospitals covering a 14-county area in Western New York State, with seamlessly integrated healthcare and the highest level of cancer care through the Lipson Cancer Institute.

Our program is proud of the strong clinical training we are able to provide for fellows. A broad range of rotations are provided to fellows in order to gain the necessary knowledge and skills to care for patients with cancer and blood disorders. Fellows will gain experience in all facets of Hematology and Medical Oncology – including general oncology consultations, hematology/hemophilia consultations, bone marrow transplant (with a one month rotation at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, NY), research, and so much more.

Our faculty are outstanding mentors, teachers, and clinical providers who have trained at some of the most renowned academic programs themselves, and are passionate about education and committed to the highest quality of care.

There are daily opportunities to treat a large volume of diverse patients with cutting edge therapies. Our fellows will graduate with the full skill set necessary to begin their career as a Hematologist and Medical Oncologist.

We look forward to meeting you!

Mehul Patel, MD
Program Director

About the Program

Rochester Regional Health is excited to begin our Hematology and Medical Oncology Fellowship program in July 2020. Our Hematology and Medical Oncology Fellows will be trained by the nationally-renowned group of physicians at the Lipson Cancer Institute. Fellows will have an opportunity to study various areas of Hematology and Medical Oncology at Rochester Regional Health, with one month of rotation at Roswell Park Cancer Institute to gain experience in bone marrow transplant and CAR T-cell therapy.

Throughout the Hematology Oncology Fellowship program, the Fellows will gain experience in the following specialty areas:

  • Hematology
  • Oncology
  • Hemophilia
  • Bone Marrow Transplant and CAR T-Cell Therapies
  • Research
  • Hematopathology, Coagulation, and Blood Banking
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Gynecological Oncology
  • Palliative Care and Pain Management

How to Apply

We participate in the NRMP match. All applicants must apply through the ERAS website. We do not accept any applicants not participating in the match. All applicants must have completed an internal medicine residency program within the United States.
Deadline for Application: August 31

Candidates will be notified of interview selection by September 30th.

Due to the number of inquiries we receive, we are unable to review any applicant information that is not submitted through ERAS.

We Require:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • USMLE scores
  • Medical School Transcripts
  • Personal Statement

Why Choose Rochester Regional Health

Rochester General Hospital is a premier teaching hospital and the flagship hospital for Rochester Regional Health. Our health system consists of five hospitals covering a 14-county area in Western New York State, with seamlessly integrated healthcare and multiple Healthgrades Excellence Awards across under our belts.

Benefits

The following is a list of benefits granted to all fellows

Medical Insurance

Opportunity to enroll in one of two comprehensive medical insurance plans.

Dental Insurance

Option to purchase one of two plans.

Life insurance

Employer paid coverage equal to 1x salary with option to purchase added coverage up to five (5) times annual salary.

Vision/Hearing Plan

Option to purchase a vision & hearing plan.

Short-Term Disability

Residents are entitled to up to six months of pay in the event of an approved disability, compensated at 60% of the resident stipend.

Long-Term Disability

Residents are provided with long-term disability of 50% of resident stipend in the event of an approved long-term disability. Residents have an option to purchase additional long-term disability to bring the amount up to 66.67%.

EAP

EAP is free, confidential service for employees and immediate family members that provides assistance with everyday work and family issues, as well as more challenging personal concerns.

On-site Child Care

Child care programs are offered for children between the ages of eight weeks to pre-school, and a before and after-school program is available to serve employees and the community. Preferential consideration is given to Hospital employees based upon availability; these employees receive a discounted rate.

Retirement

Option to enroll in tax deferred annuity plan.

Paid Vacation / Holiday

Program Faculty

Mehul Patel, MD

Program Director

Additional Information
Residency: McLaren Regional Medical Center
Fellowship: Roswell Park Cancer Institute

Rachel David, MD

Additional Information
Residency: Yale University School of Medicine
Fellowship: University of Rochester Medical Center

Saad Jamshed, MD

Department Associate Chair

Additional Information
Residency: Rochester General Hospital
Fellowship: Georgetown University Hospital

Pradyumna Phatak, MD

Department Chair

Additional Information
Residency: Unity Hospital
Fellowship: Strong Memorial Hospital

Mohammad Talal Khan, DO

Associate Program Director

Additional Information
Residency: North Shore University Hospital
Fellowship: Northwell Health / Monter Cancer Center

Peter Kouides, MD

Additional Information
Residency: Tufts University School of Medicine
Fellowship: Strong Memorial Hospital

Ronald Sham, MD

Additional Information

Residency: Strong Memorial Hospital
Fellowship: University of Rochester Medical Center

Why Rochester?

The Greater Rochester area, in the Finger Lakes region of New York, is a truly unique place to live and work. Rochester’s urban arts, entertainment and dining venues are complemented by surrounding suburban, rural and lakefront communities. This results in a wealth of options for work and play.

Contact Us

Hematology & Medical Oncology Fellowship Program

Sydney Rojek, M.Ed
Program Coordinator

Email: RRHHemOncFellows@rochesterregional.org