Faculty Members in the Division of Hematology and Oncology at UTMB provide comprehensive state-of-the-art multidisciplinary cancer care for all stages of cancer. This includes common cancers such as breast, prostate, lung and colon as well as blood cancers such as lymphomas and leukemia. Each of our oncology physicians is ABIM (American Board of Internal Medicine) certified in Medical Oncology. Our physicians are also actively involved in clinical research and conduct a myriad of clinical trials including those in conjunction with NIH sponsored groups such as RTOG (Radiation Therapy Oncology Group).
Typically our oncology physicians are sub-specialized, lead multidisciplinary tumor boards and discuss patient care to arrive at optimal treatment recommendations. Dr. Alperin and Dr. Jana also provide consultations for the entire spectrum of benign blood disorders including bleeding and clotting disorders, abnormal blood counts such as Anemia, Thrombocytopenia, leucocytosis, polycythemia, etc. as well as uncommon conditions such as amyloidosis and hemochromatosis.
UTMB has a long tradition of excellence in education and preparing physicians for practice. The Division of Hematology and Oncology trains fellows toward their careers and provides great opportunities for residents and medical students to learn more about oncology, hematology and clinical research in those areas.