The hematology/oncology fellowship program at Penn is designed to provide our trainees with the tools they need to pursue lifelong careers characterized by clinical and research excellence, innovation and commitment to an academic career. It is the aim of the Division to ensure that trainees completing our program go on to become leaders in the field of hematology/oncology, whether they pursue careers in clinical, translational, population science or bench research.

Every member of the division is dedicated to the education and career development of our fellows. Erin Aakhus, MD is the Program Director. Roger B. Cohen, MD, is the Associate Director for Career Development and Adam Cuker, MD, is the Associate Director for Non-Malignant Hematology..

Penn fellows have the opportunity to train in their 2nd and 3rd years in a broad array of basic science laboratories or Master's degree programs across our large and diverse campus. Our fellows work in Departments and Schools throughout the University of Pennsylvania, as well as the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, the Abramson Cancer Center, the Abramson Family Cancer Research Institute and the Wistar Institute

Research programs in benign hematology can be accessed through the Comprehensive Sickle Cell Disease Program, the Comprehensive Hemophilia and Thrombosis Research Program, and by reviewing the home pages of individual faculty members in that program.

Statement on Diversity and Inclusion

Our program leaders collaborate closely with the Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equity and other leaders in the Division of Hematology-Oncology and the Department of Medicine to advance institutional missions of enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in every aspect of our training program. We actively seek to recruit, mentor, and retain candidates of diverse racial, ethnic, and gender identities. In our training program, we strongly emphasize respect and collaboration to foster an academic environment supportive of every individual’s personal and career development.

Master's Degree Programs

Penn offers a number of highly regarded Master's degree programs in which fellows may participate. The most popular in recent years have been:

Links for Current Hematology/Oncology Fellows

2019 fellows


For more information, contact:

Alexa Davis
Program Coordinator, Hematology/Oncology Fellowship
Perelman School of Medicine
Phone: 215-662-3681
Fax: 215-615-3704

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