Affiliated Training Facilities
Memphis VA Medical Center
1030 Jefferson Avenue
Memphis, TN 38104
Founded in 1922, the Memphis VA Medical Center (VAMC) is an affiliate of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and one of it's primary adult teaching hospitals. It offers quality healthcare for the changing medical, surgical, and quality of life needs of the Mid-South men and women who so proudly served our nation.
Over 196,000 veterans from 53 counties in western Tennessee, northern Mississippi, and northwest Arkansas visit the VAMC for a variety of physical and mental health needs. New programs include those for traumatic brain injuries, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), suicide prevention, and more.
Consultation services are offered. This is also one of the sites for continuity clinics throughout the full three years of fellowship. Fellows will have the opportunity to participate in state of the art multidisciplinary clinics and conferences offered at the VA. Fellows experience a vast variety of complex oncological and hematological cases during their consult months as well as in the clinic.
- Consult Hematology/Oncology Service: Staffed by attending, fellow, and on occasion internal medicine residents. Full time oncology pharmacist also available. (PGY4-2 months; PGY5- 1 month)
Methodist University Hospital
1265 Union Avenue
Methodist University Hospital (MUH) is a partnership of two healthcare leaders, Methodist Healthcare and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC). Located in the medical center and formerly known as Methodist Central, MUH is a 617-bed facility and the principal adult private teaching hospital for UTHSC. Methodist University Hospital will provide real-world experiences of managing medical problems in an efficient and effective institution.
MUH and UTHSC bring together research, medicine and innovation. This partnership supports multidisciplinary collaboration among doctors and clinical team members, leading to more advanced medical care for patients.
Inpatient services as well as consult services are available rotations. Methodist University Hospital houses the malignant hematology and bone marrow transplant services, inpatient services, as well as a private hematology oncology consult service. The fellows will also have the opportunity to participate in inpatient private service as well as a consult service to provide real world fellowship experience. All services are supported by full time oncology pharmacists, case managers, social workers, and nurses that help to enhance the educational opportunities for the fellows.
- Inpatient Solid Tumor Oncology Service: Staffed by attending, fellow, pharmacist, and internal medicine resident. Allows fellows to explore the complexity of the hospitalized patients with solid tumors. (PGY4- 2 months; PGY5- 1 month
- Malignant Hematology Service: Staffed by attending, and fellow. The fellow will gain knowledge of inpatient care of acute leukemia, aggressive lymphoma, and a variety of hematological illnesses. Multidisciplinary team approach is utilized, meeting twice monthly to discuss challenging cases. (PGY 4-2 months; PGY 5 1 month)
- Bone Marrow Transplant Team: Staffed by attending, fellow, and pharmacist. The fellow will gain fundamental knowledge of inpatient care of bone marrow transplant patients. Again, a multidisciplinary team approach is utilized, meeting twice monthly to discuss challenging cases. (PGY 4-2 months; PGY 5 1 month)
- Consult Hematology/Oncology Service: Staffed by attending, fellow, and many months an internal medicine resident. Team provides consultation on private patients for the Methodist University Hospital. Fellow will interact with multiple subspecialties and primary care doctors to help provide comprehensive cancer and hematology care. (PGY4- 1 month; PGY5-2 months; PGY6- 1 month)
The West Cancer Center
7945 Wolf River Blvd
Germantown, TN 38138
Founded in 1979 by Dr. Bill West, today the West Cancer Center is one of the nation's premier oncology, hematology, and radiology centers. The West Cancer Center has 11 locations with more than 70 physicians. Their motto: “Fight On!”, speaks to their dedication to treating the whole person, not just the disease by providing the best care available to patients. Fellows participate in weekly clinical experiences with West Cancer Center staff during the second and third year of fellowship.
Regional One Health
877 Jefferson Avenue
Memphis, TN 38103
In addition to being the home of the Regional Trauma Center, Regional One Health (ROH), formerly The MED, also includes several other Centers of Excellence in Burn, High-Risk Obstetrics, and Neonatal Intensive Care (NICU).
ROH is the largest medical and surgical teaching site for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and through this affiliation, more than half of Tennessee's doctors will receive some, if not all, training here.
Consultation services are offered. ROH is the city hospital and allows fellows access to care for many indigent patients with significantly advanced malignancies that would normally not be able to afford care.
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, founded by actor Danny Thomas along with Lemuel Diggs and Anthony Abraham in 1962, started as a promise to St. Jude Thaddeus, the patron saint of the hopeless. Thomas pledged to build a facility to treat ill children regardless of their race, color, creed, or their family's ability to pay. St. Jude has become a premier pediatric treatment and research facility, focusing on children with aggressive cancers. The hospital treats children from all over the United States as well as 70 other countries throughout the world.
In 2010, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital was named the number one children's cancer hospital by U.S. News & World Report. In 1996, St. Jude doctor Peter C. Doherty, PhD was named the co-recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. It's Domestic Affiliates Program partners with other clinical sites to provide state-of-the-art care and clinical trials to children throughout the country.
Fellows are provided the opportunity to attend clinic for St. Jude Life, which is an adult clinic for the evaluation of late effects of chemotherapy and radiation. Fellows also have the opportunity for electives as well as clinical and basic science research at this state of the art institution.