Hematology & Oncology Fellowship

Message from the Program Director:

Al Weir, Program Director
Al Weir,
Program Director

Learning should be hard work and learning should be fun. Training in Hematology and Oncology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is both. That's our job, to carry fellows through a rigorous training system that excites them about the science and practice of our profession and prepares them for the future of their educational dreams.

I can think of only a few things that are as fun as discovering and managing a treatable malignancy in a patient you care about, or reversing an autoimmune thrombocytopenia in a young mother or completing a research project and seeing your name on a published manuscript.

Our job as faculty is to get you to these points of success and beyond them to a career in Hematology and Oncology, whether it be private practice in the mountains of Oregon or bench research on acute leukemia in an academic center. I, personally, have never spent a day without learning something new and exciting from my work. The world of science is constantly unfolding before us and we get to be front line observers, at the same time touching and caring for suffering people at a time of their greatest need.

Come join us. It's quite a ride.

  • Graduation 2013 Graduation 2013
  • First Year Fellows 2nd Year Fellows
  • Graduation 2014 photobomb Graduation 2014 photobomb
  • Bojia Li explains her research to Dr. Kurt Tauer Bojia Li explains her research to Dr. Kurt Tauer
  • Drs. VanderWalde and Weir hatch up a fellow project. Drs. VanderWalde and Weir hatch up a fellow project.
  • Benny Johnson discusses research with Dr. Lee Schwartzberg and Eric Weidower Benny Johnson discusses research with Dr. Lee Schwartzberg and Eric Weidower
  • Dr. Bojia Li presents at Journal Club Dr. Bojia Li presents at Journal Club
  • 1st Year Fellows 3rd Year Fellows
  • Gregg Sutton talks treatment options with Dr. Barry Niell. Gregg Sutton talks treatment options with Dr. Barry Niell.
  • Dr. Carolyn Chesney leads the Hematology Symposium Dr. Chesney leads the Hematology Symposium

Contact Us

Division of Hematology & Oncology

Site contact:
Janet Herriman
Residency Coordinator
100 Humphreys Blvd.
Memphis TN 38120
Phone: 901-448-1393