The Division of Hematology/Oncology emphasizes excellence in patient care, teaching, and research in medical oncology, malignant hematology, and benign hematology. We diagnose and treat patients diagnosed with an extensive variety of malignancies (from common cancers to very unusual malignancies), patients with cancers of all stages, and those with non-cancerous blood disorders. We are particularly skilled in caring for patients with complex medical issues complicating the diagnoses and therapies.
The Division of Hematology/Oncology provides both inpatient and ambulatory care services and consultation services at Memorial Hermann Hospital, the Memorial Hermann Cancer Center (TMC and NE), the High-Risk Breast Cancer Prevention Clinic at UT Physicians Bayshore, the UT Physicians Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center, and UT Physicians Gulf States Hemophilia and Thrombophilia Center. We train medical students, residents, and fellows and also offer teaching to lay public organizations in the practical aspects, as well as the cutting edge of cancer and hematologic diagnosis and treatment.
In our teaching and practice we emphasize the patient as an individual. We teach the critical importance of direct communication with the patient, their families and caretakers, and with all healthcare professionals involved in their care. We emphasize honesty yet always tempered by hope. The Division of Hematology/Oncology also spotlights and quickly utilizes new developments in molecular biology and targeted drugs, and the newest imaging techniques in diagnosis and follow-up during and after therapy. To treat our patients, we use multimodality therapy and work closely with surgery, radiology, immunology, neurology, psychology, and social services to diagnose and treat. We treat the whole patient, emphasizing their well-being with the best individualized therapy for the patient as an individual and within their family and social setting. We pay close attention to patients’ psychological and social needs.
The Division of Hematology/Oncology is an integral part of the Department of Internal Medicine and also collaborates closely with the Departments of Surgery, Pathology, Integrative Biology, Radiology and Palliative Care and Pain Management in The University of Texas Medical School, and the Department of Biometry of The University of Texas School of Public Health. We also have a close working relationship with the Divisions of Medicine, Radiation Oncology, Surgery, and the Departments of Biomathematics, Immunology, and Cellular Biology of The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, as well as the Department of Immunology, and Radiation Oncology at Baylor College of Medicine. These interactions enhance greatly the patient care, teaching and research activities.