Hematology & Oncology

Marina Sharifi, MD, PhD, fellow, Hematology, Medical Oncology and Palliative Care, is one of 11 subspecialty fellows in the U.S. to receive a grant from the Doris Duke Physician Scientist Fellowship, a program of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (DDCF). The grant will support Dr. Sharifi’s research project, “Multiplex Liquid...
The Clinical Hematopoietic Cell Processing Laboratory, led by Peiman Hematti, MD, professor, Hematology, Medical Oncology and Palliative Care, received certification from the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT) to do “more than minimal cell manipulation.” As the only lab on campus with this accreditation, the lab will now...
Mark Burkard, MD, PhD, professor, Hematology, Medical Oncology and Palliative Care, and Nasia Safdar, MD, PhD, professor, Infectious Disease, were inducted into the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI), an honor society for physician-scientists, on April 8, 2021. They were among 80 new members chosen from 245 nominees. The ASCI...
Joshua Lang, MD, MS, associate professor, Hematology, Medical Oncology and Palliative Care, was named Vice Chair for Biomedical Research; a new position in the Department of Medicine. This newly created position will be responsible for promoting and supporting the mission of discovery and collaboration in the department, as well as...
Kari Wisinski, MD, associate professor, Hematology, Medical Oncology and Palliative Care, has assumed the role of interim chief of that division, effective January 1, 2021. A nationally recognized breast cancer expert, Dr. Wisinski also has clinical interests in tailored screening and risk reduction for patients at high risk of breast...
While most people think of a cancer survivor as someone who has been cured of cancer, the term is actually much broader and includes anyone who has ever been diagnosed with cancer. Because this group includes people of all ages, races, and cancer diagnoses, there is a wide range of...
Tim Schmidt, MD Assistant Professor Division of Hematology, Medical Oncology and Palliative Care What is your primary professional focus in any or all of our mission areas (clinical, research, and/or medical education)? I am an early career clinical investigator focusing on the management of patients with multiple myeloma and other...
Monica Patel, MD Assistant Professor Hematology, Medical Oncology and Palliative Care What is your primary professional focus in any or all of our mission areas (clinical, research, and/or medical education)? My primary professional focus is clinical care of patients with gastrointestinal malignancies. In terms of research, I am interested in...
For Bret Benally Thompson, MD, clinical assistant professor, Hematology, Medical Oncology and Palliative Care, medicine was a career he dreamed of as a boy—and ultimately attained in midlife. A member of the White Earth Band of Ojibwe, Benally Thompson grew up off the reservation but was immersed in the cultures...
UW Health recently recognized physicians and advanced practice providers (APPs) who have demonstrated exceptional performance in clinical practice, education or regional services and displayed a commitment to the UW Health mission, vision and values. A number of physicians and APPs from the Department of Medicine were nominated, with two award...