Department and Faculty
The collective hematology and oncology staff at Mayo Clinic in Rochester is comprised of more than 100 members with diverse clinical and research interests.
Within Mayo Clinic's Division of Hematology, unique disease-oriented groups exist to focus the research efforts and to improve the level of care provided by each member of the group. The Department of Medical Oncology includes specialists and sub-specialists experienced in treatment of all types of cancers from the common to the unusual - for adults and children. For example, Mayo Clinic Women's Cancer Program, part of the Cancer Center, focuses on the special needs of women with breast and gynecologic cancers.
Mayo Clinic Cancer Center is a leader in translating knowledge gained from any and all research on cancer into effective improvements in the care of patients with cancer and their families. The center is one of the largest in the United States and one of 66 U.S. medical centers that have been named National Cancer Institute (NCI) cancer centers. About 40 of these centers, including Mayo Clinic, have met the even more rigorous standards of a comprehensive cancer center. Annually, the center treats approximately 20,000 patients.
Annually Mayo Clinic evaluates more than 20,000 patients with diverse solid tumors and hematological disorders; and a significant number of patients with nonmalignant hematologic disorders, including thrombocytosis, thrombocytopenia, neutropenia and anemia. You will play an important role in the care of these patients.
Mayo Clinic actively participates in clinical trials of newer therapies for malignant disorders, including many Phase I and Phase II studies. In addition to intramural protocols, other trials involve cooperative efforts with a variety of groups, including:
- Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology
- Children’s Oncology Group (COG)
- ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group
- NRG Oncology
Mayo Clinic also operates the Mayo Comprehensive Hemophilia Center, one of the few NIH-designated regional centers. The center includes a coagulation laboratory that has very diverse clinical and research pursuits.
The Clinical Trials Network for Blood and Marrow Transplantation (BMT) is an important resource of which Mayo Clinic is very active in the International BMT Registry (IBMTR) and the American BMT Registry (ABMTR). This allows fellows to interact with these registry groups and gives them the opportunity to conduct studies on patients with hematologic and oncologic diseases who were treated by transplant.
Mayo Clinic features a 16-bed specially designed Blood and Marrow Transplant Unit, which also includes a BMT outpatient setting. Mayo Clinic also features the CTSA (Center for Translational Science Activities).
Readily available to the cancer team are the most current technologies to aid in providing leading edge medical care in chemotherapy, radiation therapy and surgery. Many of the same people who care for patients also conduct research, teach medical residents and fellows, and lead community education efforts.
In addition to caring for patients in their clinical practices, Mayo Clinic's faculty members are committed to teaching and facilitating the growth of medical knowledge. Our faculty have published and lectured extensively and are well regarded in their field. You will have direct access to these individuals throughout your training program.
You will assume a leadership role and actively participate in teaching medical students and residents through conferences and bedside teaching. Programs in nursing, palliative care, social work, clinical pastoral care and pharmacy contribute to the patient care team, serving patients' needs and providing educational opportunities for trainees in a number of residency and fellowship programs.
You will be assigned a faculty adviser who can provide comprehensive educational advice and personal support. Your adviser also will serve as a contact point, introducing you and your family to Rochester and the Mayo Clinic system.
Many prominent professors visit Mayo Clinic each year. They present their work during noon and/or morning lectures and participate in hospital rounds. You are encouraged to take full advantage of these opportunities.