Cancer Center

History

Over 80 Years of Comprehensive Training for Tomorrow’s Medical Leaders

The Division of Hematology Oncology at Tufts Medical Center was established in the 1940’s by William Dameshek, MD, founder of the American Society of Hematology, first editor of its journal Blood, and one of the world’s preeminent hematologists.

The Division provides comprehensive hematology and oncology training to fellows in the training program. For over 80 years, the fellowship program has trained hundreds of hematologists and oncologists from throughout the United States and overseas who are currently practicing in these specialties and/or themselves leading major Divisions, Research Centers, or Training Programs.

Since 1978 when the Divisions of Hematology and Oncology merged, the combined fellowship has accepted on average 5 fellows per year.  Since 2006, recruitment to the fellowship program has been through the National Resident Matching Program, with applicant pools over 350 applicants annually. The Division’s training program provides rigorous clinical training as well as the opportunity for broad exposure to basic laboratory research or experience in clinical research.