Hematology/Oncology Program

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Clinical Sites

The Program uses the facilities and faculties at:

Roger Williams Medical Center: RWMC Bone Marrow Transplantation Unit

RWMC is the home-base for the Fellowship program. The hospital is a 220-bed community teaching institution located in one of Providence's oldest neighborhoods. Fellows have their service and consult rotations at the inpatient East-1 Hematology/Oncology Unit and the adjacent Bone Marrow Transplant Unit. A variety of patients are seen by the fellows and supervised by the faculty members based at RWMC. In addition, the majority of fellows have their primary longitudinal clinics at this site. The rotation at RWMC provides a broad exposure to common and complex clinical issues with patient continuity and extensive clinical teaching. Fellows also have the opportunity to get laboratory experience through the COBRE labs, Immunotherapy program or work with any of the post-doctoral Fellows involved in basic medical research.

Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island

MHRI is a 294-bed community hospital serving the Blackstone Valley of Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts. It is a teaching affiliate of The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and the main campus is in Pawtucket, RI where it has a state-of-the-art cancer treatment facility. Fellows spend the majority of their time in the outpatient cancer center with a wide exposure to community hematology/oncology and also have the opportunity to perform inpatient consult services.

Veterans Administration Medical Center

The rotation at the Providence VAMC rotation consists of mostly outpatient clinical exposure to a variety of cases including head & neck, thoracic, gastrointestinal, and genitourinary cancers. The Providence VA Medical Center is a 100 bed teaching hospital staffed by residents from Brown University programs. Fellows can follow patients in second-site clinics at the VAMC. The computerized patient record system at the VA provides enhanced opportunities for data collection and research.

Rhode Island Hospital

RIH is a 719-bed hospital which is the main teaching hospital for the Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Rhode Island Hospital is the Level I Trauma Center for southeastern New England and also has a separate children’s hospital, Hasbro Hospital. Fellows rotate as second and third years for month-long consult service rotations and obtain extensive exposure to benign and malignant hematology as well medical oncology including CNS, thoracic, CNS, genitourinary and gastrointestinal cancers.

Women and Infants Hospital of RI

WIHRI is the leading regional specialty hospital for women and newborns in Southern New England. It is the primary teaching hospital in RI for obstetrics, gynecology, newborn pediatrics, as well as specialized programs in women's medicine. Fellows rotations at WIHRI are mostly limited to outpatient electives in Breast/GYN oncology or as second-site rotations in the same field. There is tremendous exposure to breast cancers as well as multidisciplinary management of all gynecologic malignancies.