The faculty of the Divisions of Hematology and Medical Oncology – managed separately at the UCSF Medical Center at Parnassus, the San Francisco General Hospital Medical Center, and the San Francisco VA Medical Center – are dedicated to being leaders in the field of healthcare. Our faculty conduct over 10,000 patient visits and consults a year in five areas of specialization at four sites. Our standards for patient care are high and we strive to exceed those standards by understanding the fundamental importance of continuing the medical education of our faculty, utilizing the most up-to-date equipment and techniques, and pursuing vigorously high quality assurance standards through patient feedback and self-assessment.
Our Divisions excel in the pursuit of cutting-edge research in both basic science and clinical research science. In addition to extensive clinical research opportunities provided by our close relationship with the UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center, we have extensive support from the National Institute of Health and the National Cancer Institute. Our faculty are investigators on four Spore grants, prestigious national awards.
We have a developed an exceptional educational program for our faculty and our fellows, both research and clinical. There is no clinical fellowship program like ours in the country. We offer a comprehensive curriculum that includes thorough didactic and practical training. We provide mentorship and advisement from the first day of fellowship. We maintain forums for feedback from our trainees that we are consistently evaluating and incorporating into our program. We offer specific and consistent guidance and support around research and professional development. We understand the exceptional potential of our trainees and work to create opportunities to propel the physician scientist to national prominence.
Our faculty are committed to serving as a resource for our community. We incorporate community outreach in our strategic goals for the Divisions. Our ultimate goal is to not only change the face of Cancer and Blood Disorders around the world but to change individual lives.