Hematology/Oncology at the James J. Peters VA Hospital, Bronx, NY

The Hematology/Oncology fellowship rotation at the James J. Peters Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Bronx, New York (Bronx VA) provides inpatient and outpatient training in both nonmalignant hematology and solid tumor oncology. In addition, a senior fellowship research position is staffed by one Columbia fellow for a research project. Located at 130 West Kingsbridge Road, Bronx, New York, the Bronx VA is situated 4 miles north of Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) and is easily accessible by subway or car with ample, free parking. The Bronx VA is staffed by four full time attending faculty members who have clinical appointments at Columbia University.

During the first year of fellowship, the rotation focuses on the inpatient hematology & oncology consult services. Fellows are responsible for all new consults and follow up of active consults. The nature of the consults range from benign hematology to solid tumor oncology. The most common malignancies are prostate, lung, head and neck, lymphoma and colon cancers. The fellow oversees the service Monday through Friday and works with one of the four attendings. The fellow also oversees participation of internal medicine residents and medical students. The second year rotation includes time in the outpatient clinic at the Bronx VA. Here, fellows see hematology and oncology patients with attending supervision. During the third year of fellowship, one fellow is selected from each class to remain at the Bronx VA for research. Successful research projects at the Bronx VA have utilized the large computerized patient records database for outcomes research with the mentorship of experienced epidemiologic researchers from CPMC.

Faculty

  • Dr. Yeun-Hee Anna Park, Chief
  • Dr. Yan Makeyev
  • Dr. Imtiazahmed Patel
  • Dr. Huichun Zhan

Contact:

James J Peters Veterans Affairs Medical Center
130 W. Kingsbridge Road
Bronx, New York 10468
(718) 584-9000

  • Hematology/Oncology Clinic extension (718) 584-9000, ext.6669