The faculty of the hematology-oncology fellowship at Lehigh Valley Health Network are dedicated to training fellows through the continuum of patient care, teaching and research. In addition, the program focuses on national NCI goals of improving access, quality and expansion of research in the community setting.

Brian Patson, MD Program Director

Thank you for your interest in the Hematology and Medical Oncology Fellowship Program at Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN). Graduate medical education is a valued tradition that began more than a half-century ago at LVHN. In 2012, LVHN submitted an application for initial accreditation for a hematology and medical oncology fellowship program. We received approval by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) in May 2012, and our fellowship began in July 2013 with the arrival of our first two PGY-4 fellows. Our first class graduated in June 2016, after academic and research success. We offer a three-year clinical hematology oncology fellowship program that provides outstanding opportunities for clinical and academic training.

Our hematologists and oncologists within LVPG Hematology Oncology focus their practice on subspecialty interests including benign and malignant hematology, breast cancer, GI cancer, GU cancer, CNS malignancies, thoracic malignancies, melanoma and sarcoma. Excellence in patient care and high patient satisfaction are hallmarks of the cancer program. The cancer program is one of the largest in the state, with more than 3,000 new patients per year and a large and unified inpatient and outpatient practice.

The program is very active nationally in the area of clinical trials and research. Our program has been a national leader in immunotherapy clinical trials in cancer, and our PI’s have published in Lancet, NEJM, Lancet Oncology, etc. through this research.  Lehigh Valley Health Network has been chosen as the second member of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Alliance, which is a foreward-thinking academic-community partnership to foster MSK standards of care in the community, joint tumor boards and consultations on rare cases, and sharing of MSK clinical trials in the community setting. The program director and associate program director – along with the entire faculty – are dedicated to training the fellows through the continuum of patient care, teaching, and research. In addition, the program focuses on national NCI goals of improving access, quality and expansion of research in the community setting.

One of the largest hospitals in Pennsylvania, LVHN meets the medical needs of the population of the Lehigh Valley, Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey. Our diverse patient population includes primary, secondary and tertiary referral care, providing an ideal clinical environment for the education of medical students and physicians-in-training. Modern facilities and state-of-the-art equipment illustrate the hospital's priority of offering the best environment in which to learn, work and provide medical care. In many ways, our hospital merges the resources and benefits of a community hospital and a large academic medical center.

Additional Program and Network Highlights

  • Strong camaraderie among residents, fellows, attendings and staff
  • 17 outstanding and committed hematology and medical oncology teaching faculty from a single, cohesive group practice
  • Separate multidisciplinary clinics for melanoma, breast cancer, lung cancer, GI, prostate, and head and neck cancers.
  • One of the state's largest health care facilities — more than 1,200 beds on six campuses
  • One of the largest teaching hospitals in Pennsylvania
  • Regional referral center for cardiac care/surgery, cancer treatment, neurological disease, Level 1 Trauma Center, burn center, kidney transplantation center and maternity, childbirth and women's health
  • John and Dorothy Morgan Cancer Center diagnoses and treats more than 3,000 new cancer cases annually; participates in more than 150 clinical trials.

On behalf of the hematology and oncology division and the department of medicine at LVHN, we wish you success as you prepare for your career.

Contact Us

If you have questions or would like to learn more about our Hematology Oncology Fellowship program, reach out to our program coordinator Angeline Carney via e-mail, below.

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