The Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program is a three-year combined program leading to certification in both Hematology and Medical Oncology.

There are six fellowship positions (two per year).


The Division of Hematology/Oncology at John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County accepts fellowship applications from candidates who are eligible to take the American Board Examination in Internal Medicine at the time of starting Fellowship in Hematology/Oncology.
We are participating in the MATCH Program  and we abide by its regulations and deadlines. You can apply to our program via ERAS.
All application packets must include:
  • Three letters of recommendation addressed to Program Director Mousami Shah, MD
  • Copies of USMLE scores
  • Personal statement
  • Curriculum vitae

For more information or to apply, please contact:
Gloria Reyes 
Division of Hematology/Oncology
John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County
1900 W. Polk St. Suite 755
Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: (312) 864-7240
Fax: (312) 864-9002


The major clinical rotations include inpatient consultation services in Hematology and Medical Oncology, radiation therapy, blood banking, bone marrow transplantation, hospice, laboratories, immunology and cytogenics.
Fellows have half-day continuity clinics during the three years in Medical Oncology and Hematology, Breast Oncology Clinic and Hematology Clinics.
They participate in all activities of the division including:
  • Hematology/Oncology Grand Rounds
  • Weekly invited speakers
  • Journal Club
  • Research Round
The fellows take their Stem Cell Transplantation experience on the inpatient Ward at Rush University Medical Center.

Research Experience

Fellows are allotted protected research time each year of the fellowship and are encouraged to present and or publish their work.

Stroger Hospital is a recipient of a large grant from the National Cancer Institute to provide access to NCI-sponsored national cooperative clinical trials in cancer treatment, prevention, and control. The grant supports an organization called the Stroger Hospital Cook County Minority-Based Community Clinical Oncology Program (SHCC MBCCOP), which is one of 16 MBCCOPs in the U.S.. The MBCCOP office is located on the Fourth floor of the Administration Building. All patients seen by the Hematology/Oncology Division physicians are screened for eligibility and offered the opportunity to participate if eligible. The spectrum available trials are broad and include all primary tumor sites. Participation in the SHCC MBCCOP activities is an important part of the fellowship training program. SHCC MBCCOP telephone number is (312) 864-5204

The Hematology/Oncology Division is also a member of the AIDS Malignancy Consortium the purview of which includes clinical trials and translational research relating to HIV patients with cancer. This is also supported by the NCI.

Program Contact

Thomas Lad, MD
Division Chairman John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County
(312) 864-7250
(312) 864-9002