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Hematology & Medical Oncology Fellowship


Rochester Regional Health is excited to begin our Hematology and Medical Oncology Fellowship program in July 2020. Our Hematology and Medical Oncology Fellows will be trained by the nationally-renowned group of physicians at the Lipson Cancer Institute. Fellows will have an opportunity to study various areas of Hematology and Medical Oncology at Rochester Regional Health, with one month of rotation at Roswell Park Cancer Institute to gain experience in bone marrow transplant and CAR T-cell therapy.

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Program Contact

Sydney Rojek, M.Ed, Program Coordinator
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Director's Letter

Welcome to the Hematology and Medical Oncology Fellowship Program at Rochester Regional Health!

Thank you for your interest in the Medical Oncology Fellowship Program. As a Fellow, you will primarily serve patients at Rochester General Hospital, which is a premier teaching hospital and the flagship hospital for Rochester Regional Health. Our system consists of five hospitals covering a 14-county area in Western New York State, with seamlessly integrated healthcare and the highest level of cancer care through the Lipson Cancer Institute. 

Our program is proud of the strong clinical training we are able to provide for fellows. A broad range of rotations are provided to fellows in order to gain the necessary knowledge and skills to care for patients with cancer and blood disorders. Fellows will gain experience in all facets of Hematology and Medical Oncology - including general oncology consultations, hematology/hemophilia consultations, bone marrow transplant (with a one month rotation at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, NY), research, and so much more.

Our faculty are outstanding mentors, teachers, and clinical providers who have trained at some of the most renowned academic programs themselves, and are passionate about education and committed to the highest quality of care.

There are daily opportunities to treat a large volume of diverse patients with cutting edge therapies. Our fellows will graduate with the full skill set necessary to begin their career as a Hematologist and Medical Oncologist.

We look forward to meeting you!


Mehul Patel, MD
Program Director

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Why Choose Rochester Regional Health

Rochester General Hospital is a premier teaching hospital and the flagship hospital for Rochester Regional Health. Our health system consists of five hospitals covering a 14-county area in Western New York State, with seamlessly integrated healthcare and multiple Healthgrades Excellence Awards across under our belts.

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Areas of Study

Throughout the Hematology Oncology Fellowship program, the Fellows will gain experience in the following specialty areas:

  • Hematology
  • Oncology
  • Hemophilia
  • Bone Marrow Transplant and CAR T-Cell Therapies
  • Research
  • Hematopathology, Coagulation, and Blood Banking
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Gynecological Oncology
  • Palliative Care and Pain Management

How to Apply

We participate in the NRMP match. All applicants must apply through the ERAS website. We do not accept any applicants not participating in the match. All applicants must have completed an internal medicine residency program within the United States. 

Applications will be accepted through August 31st. Candidates will be notified of interview selection by September 30th.

Applicants will need the following materials for their applications:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • USMLE scores
  • Medical School Transcripts
  • Personal Statement HTML

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Benefits & Compensation

The following is a list of benefits granted to all fellows.

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    Life insurance

    Employer paid coverage equal to 1x salary with option to purchase added coverage up to five (5) times annual salary.

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    Short-Term Disability

    Residents are entitled to up to six months of pay in the event of an approved disability, compensated at 60% of the resident stipend.

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    Long-Term Disability

    Residents are provided with long-term disability of 50% of resident stipend in the event of an approved long-term disability.  Residents have an option to purchase additional long-term disability to bring the amount up to 66.67%.

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    Opportunity to enroll in one of two comprehensive medical insurance plans.

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    Option to enroll in tax deferred annuity plan.

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    Option to purchase one of two plans.

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    Vision/Hearing Plan

    Option to purchase a vision & hearing plan

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    EAP is free, confidential service for employees and immediate family members that provides assistance with everyday work and family issues, as well as more challenging personal concerns.

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    On-site Child Care

    Child care programs are offered for children between the ages of eight weeks to pre-school, and a before and after-school program is available to serve employees and the community. Preferential consideration is given to Hospital employees based upon availability; these employees receive a discounted rate.

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    Paid Vacation

Current Fellow


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    Mehul Patel, MD

    Program Director, Residency: McLaren Regional Medical Center, Fellowship: Roswell Park Cancer Institute

    View Mehul Patel's Profile
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    Saad Jamshed, MD

    Department Associate Chair, Residency: Rochester General Hospital, Fellowship: Georgetown University Hospital

    View Saad Jamshed's Profile
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    Mohammad Talal Khan, DO

    Associate Program Director, Residency: North Shore University Hospital, Fellowship: Northwell Health / Monter Cancer Center

    View Mohammad Talal Khan's Profile
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    Ronald Sham, MD

    Residency:  Strong Memorial Hospital, Fellowship: University of Rochester Medical Center

    View Ronald Sham's Profile
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Living in Rochester

Rochester is the third-largest city in New York State, inhabited by more than one million people. With more than 140 festivals each year, 12,000 acres of meticulously-maintained parks, 60+ public golf courses, and more than 100 breweries, distilleries, and wineries, Rochester, NY is more than just a city nestled against Lake Ontario.

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Apply Now

All applicants must apply through the ERAS website.

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Get in Touch

Sydney Rojek, M.Ed, Program Coordinator

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