Department of Medicine - Division of Hematology & Oncology
Professor and Head
Barry R. Meisenberg, MD
Broad clinical experience in both malignant and nonmalignant hematologic disorders is available. Students perform hematology consultations with fellows and faculty and have the opportunity to attend multiple clinical and laboratory conferences within the University of Maryland Greenebaum Cancer Center. Rotations are for a minimum of four weeks.
Medical Oncology Electives
Two different medical oncology electives are available. Students may choose a subinternship on the inpatient service of the University of Maryland Greenebaum Cancer Center or an outpatient rotation on the oncology consultation service. Both provide students with in-depth exposure to the process of diagnosis, staging and formulations of multi-disciplinary treatments. On the inpatient service, students will take an active role in the day-to-day management of patients on an inpatient cancer ward and will work closely with the attending and hematology/oncology fellow. Clerkships on the medical oncology consultation service provide interaction with other specialties in the management of as yet undiagnosed patients as well as the early detection, diagnosis and staging of malignancy. Both electives provide a large number of patient care conferences and didactic conferences that provide information on the natural history, new treatments and evolutionary changes in the laboratory understanding of neoplasia.
Summer research electives in various aspects of malignancies are available. Opportunities are available to work in the cytogenetics laboratory, an immunology laboratory studying antigenic characteristics of malignant cells, as well as the acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), electron microscopy laboratory and laboratories engaged in the study of leukemic cell differentiation and cellular pharmacology.