The academic goals of this Division are to teach the biology of cancer underlying the diagnosis and treatment of the broad spectrum of human malignancies, as well as the underlying causes and treatment of hematologic disorders. Our aim is to teach clinical and research excellence to and demonstrate the fundamentals of care of oncology and hematology patients. The teaching emphasis of our faculty is on prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up of hematologic and oncologic diseases utilizing a multi-modality approach.

The Division sponsors several scheduled conferences, including a patient care conference, monthly Hematology/Oncology Grand Rounds, and special research seminars given by invited speakers attended by faculty, fellows, residents, and students.

Oncology Education

The Oncology section focuses on cellular and molecular biology, biochemistry, pharmacology, and pathology, as well as the supporting roles of surgery, radiology, immunology, neurology, psychology, and sociology in the treatment of patients with oncologic diagnoses. Our medical students, residents, and fellows are given the opportunity for in-clinic learning at our tumor-specific specialty clinics at Memorial Hermann Cancer Center, as well as for general oncology care at Memorial Hermann Cancer Center NE and other satellite locations.

The Division is an integral part of the Department of Internal Medicine and collaborates closely with the Divisions of Surgery, Radiation Therapy, and Veterinary Medicine and the Departments of Biomathematics and Cellular Biology of The UT M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. There also is a close working relationship with the Departments of Surgery, Pathology, Pharmacology and Radiology in McGovern Medical School, and the Department of Biometry of The UT School of Public Health, as well as with the Positron Diagnostic and Research Center. These interactions enhance greatly the research, teaching, and patient care activities.

The Division provides both inpatient and ambulatory care services and consultation services at Memorial Hermann Hospital and Lyndon B. Johnson General Hospitals (LBJ).

Hematology Education

Our hematology section is focused on the diagnosis, treatment, and supportive care for a wide variety of hematologic disorders, including hemophilia, sickle cell disease, TTP/HUS, thrombophilia, and acquired thrombocytopenia.

The hematology clinical program encompasses a comprehensive consultation service at Memorial Hermann Hospital, LBJ, and several specialized patient care services including the Gulf States Hemophilia and Thrombophilia Center and the UT Physicians Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center. The Division maintains outpatient clinics at Memorial Hermann Hospital and LBJ that provide care for a large number of patients with diversified benign hematologic disorders. These specialized treatment centers offer medical students, residents, and fellows an opportunity to obtain hands-on experience in the treatment of non-cancer hematologic disorders.