Hematology and Oncology Fellowship Program

Dr. Richard Hall

Richard Hall, MD
Fellowship Program Director

Thank you for visiting the University of Virginia hematology/oncology fellowship website. The mission of our program is to train future hematology/oncology physicians to provide cutting-edge, evidence-based, and compassionate clinical care while promoting a spirit of inquiry and discovery amid rapidly evolving treatment and practice landscapes.

The University of Virginia Cancer Center is an NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center. UVA Health and Hospital have recently been ranked as the #1 hospital in Virginia. Our Division of Hematology/Oncology, a part of the Department of Medicine, has been vital to many clinical programs and growth across UVA Health. We’ve grown tremendously in the past decade – both in the number of faculty, clinical trial accrual, and overall clinical activity.

Our hematology/oncology fellows are central to our clinical, education, and research missions. Our fellowship is a dual hematology/oncology track with a minimum of 18 months of clinical training spread over three years with up to 18 months of protected research time. We accept four fellows per year into our combined hematology/oncology training program.

Clinical rotations occur in outpatient clinical settings across various specialized disease teams, two inpatient consultation services, and our inpatient malignant hematology service. We also offer rotations in clinics outside the division of hematology/oncology, such as palliative care, gynecology-oncology, radiation oncology, and neuro-oncology.

Fellows are expected to conduct high-quality research supported by funding from multiple endowed research funds. First-year fellows participate in a clinical research curriculum and are exposed to faculty mentorship opportunities early in training.  Our fellows participate in a robust didactic curriculum that combines case conferences, disease-specific lectures given by faculty and fellows, tumor boards, journal clubs, and special conference series throughout the year.

We are exceptionally proud of our program and proud to be a part of the UVA Cancer Center and Department of Medicine at the University of Virginia. Please use the links on this webpage to learn more about the structure and content of our program, who we are, and why we love living in beautiful Charlottesville, Virginia.

We welcome all applicants to consider completing their hematology/oncology training at the University of Virginia and appreciate your visit to this webpage.

UVA does not discriminate on the basis of age, race/ethnicity, color, national/ethnic origin, disability, political affiliation, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, veteran status, or family medical or genetic information. Individuals from underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply.

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Charlottesville, Virginia, is a small, vibrant city settled in the foothills of the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains. We are located within a two hours drive of the Washington, DC region, Richmond, VA, and Roanoke, VA. The city and surrounding area host scenic, cultural, historical, and recreational activities. The naturally beautiful region boasts an educated workforce, strong school systems, excellent health care, and affordable, high-quality living.

Our hematology/oncology fellows enjoy many outdoor recreational activities, including nearby hiking and winter-time outdoor sports. There are numerous local restaurants to enjoy. Fellows frequently gather at the Cville Downtown Mall, which hosts a weekly summer concert series called “Fridays After Five” and a robust farmer’s market on Saturdays. Fellows also enjoy weekend trips to many nearby families and pet-friendly wineries and breweries.

Charlottesville is consistently recognized and ranked highly for its livability and local amenities. The city has enjoyed rankings as #1 City in America” (Frommer’s), “Best Place to Live Among Small Cities” (Money magazine), “Top Ten Cities That Have It All” (A&E TV), “40 Best College Towns…” (Outside), “Healthiest Place to Live” (Kiplinger), “Hottest for Fitness” (Newsweek), and “Best Place to Raise a Family” (Readers’ Digest).


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“Charlottesville has been a wonderful place to live for the past two years for my family and me. We have made life-long friends and have loved exploring all the beautiful vineyards, breweries, and hiking paths of the Shenandoah Valley. We love that we can participate in the UVA activities and enjoy the college-town feel. We also have plenty of options outside of the campus and are only a short distance away from the nation’s capital. It is an extremely family-friendly city and constantly surprises us with all available.”

– Puja Arora, MD, 2019 graduate

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