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Department and Faculty

The hematology and oncology staff at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, is composed of more than 100 members with diverse clinical and research interests.

Clinical and research faculty members are committed to teaching and the growth of medical knowledge. Faculty members at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, publish and lecture extensively and are well-regarded in their fields. Fellows have direct access to these individuals throughout the Hematology/Oncology Fellowship.

Within Mayo Clinic's Division of Hematology, unique disease-oriented groups exist to focus the research efforts and improve the level of care provided by each member of the group. The Department of Oncology includes specialists and subspecialists experienced in treatment of all types of cancers, from the common to the unusual. Clinical expertise is integrated with the newest forms of established and experimental diagnostic and therapeutic methods, including chemotherapy, radiation therapy, immunotherapy and surgery.


Mayo Clinic Cancer Center is a leader in translating knowledge gained from research on cancer into effective improvements in the care of patients with cancer and their families. The center is one of the largest in the United States and one of 69 U.S. medical centers that have been designated as National Cancer Institute (NCI) cancer centers. About 45 of these centers, including Mayo Clinic, have met the even more rigorous standards of a comprehensive cancer center.

Annually, Mayo Clinic evaluates more than 20,000 patients with diverse solid tumors and hematologic disorders, along with a significant number of patients with nonmalignant hematologic disorders.

Mayo Clinic actively participates in clinical trials of newer therapies for malignant disorders, including many phase I and phase II studies. In addition to intramural protocols, other trials involve cooperative efforts with a variety of groups, including:

Mayo Clinic also operates the Comprehensive Hemophilia Center, one of the few National Institutes of Health-designated regional centers. The center includes a coagulation laboratory that has very diverse clinical and research pursuits.

From the program directors

Thank you for your interest in the Hematology/Oncology Fellowship at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota! Our fellowship offers outstanding training for future specialists in the fields of hematology and oncology.

Mayo Clinic has comprehensive research activity across virtually all areas of hematology and oncology, from the basic to the clinical, with world-class investigators and clinicians in a collegial, supportive environment.

The program also includes unsurpassed, well-rounded clinical training to develop expertise in the evaluation and treatment of hematologic and oncologic diseases through the supervised care of inpatients and the longitudinal care of outpatients in continuity clinic where you are the patient's Mayo Clinic physician.

Mayo Clinic's staff of more than 100 oncologists and hematologists serve as teachers and mentors. At Mayo Clinic, there is an ethic of patient-centered research and care, with a spirit of collegiality across all disciplines.

Explore our website for specific information on the fellowship's curriculum and application process. We look forward to hearing from you!

Timothy Hobday, M.D.
Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program Director

Jonas Paludo, M.D.
Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Associate Program Director

Program faculty

In addition to caring for patients in clinical practice, Mayo Clinic's faculty is committed to teaching and facilitating the growth of medical knowledge. Many of our faculty members have published and lectured extensively and are highly regarded in their fields. You work closely with these individuals throughout your training in the Hematology/Oncology Fellowship.

Advisers and mentors

Our Hematology/Oncology Career Development Program provides an individualized, structured way for you to develop meaningful mentoring relationships. Early in the first year of fellowship, you meet the two Career Development Program faculty advisers and work to create an individual Career Development Plan.

The faculty advisers introduce you to potential mentors based on your individual interests (research interests and overall career aspirations). You then continue to meet with your faculty advisers on a regular basis.

Visiting professors

Many prominent professors visit Mayo Clinic each year. They present their work during lectures, participate in hospital rounds, and have informal discussions with trainees. You are encouraged to take full advantage of these opportunities.