Hematology-Oncology Fellowship

The Houston Methodist Hematology-Oncology Fellowship is an ACGME-accredited program designed to shape future leaders in hematology and oncology through comprehensive education and intensive training in clinical practice and research. The three-year program fully integrates the ACGME core competencies and milestones through a required set of rotations, a didactic curriculum and elective rotations designed to broaden the base of knowledge. Located in the Texas Medical Center, we have exposure to a diverse patient population. All training takes place within the Houston Methodist Hospital ranked as number one hospital in Texas and connected facilities in the Texas Medical Center.

We recognize that next generations of competent hematologists and oncologists need to be fortified with diverse range of knowledge and competencies, including cancer prevention, clinical cancer genetics, health policy, cost-effective evidence-based patient care, along with translational and clinical research experience. Our fellows are given the structure and supervision required to ensure that each are well-trained, competent hematologists and oncologists, and are given guidance and mentorship to realize their individual professional goals and aspirations.

Program Director and Program Leadership
The program director, Tejal Patel, MD is director of the High Risk Clinic at Houston Methodist Hospital and assistant professor of medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Patel earned her medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. She completed residency and fellowship training at Mayo Graduate School of Medicine in Jacksonville, Florida. She held a faculty appointment at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine before joining the Houston Methodist Cancer Center in 2012 as director of the High Risk Clinic. As a member of the Houston Methodist Research Institute Cancer Research Program, she directs research focusing on breast cancer and breast cancer prevention. Dr. Patel has published several articles in peer reviewed journals.

The program leadership, comprised of all executive fellowship hematology-oncology faculty and the program director, provide continual oversight of the program and its trainees.


Program Coordinator

Sandra Soliz
Hematology/Medical Oncology Fellowship Program Coordinator
6445 Main St., OPC 24-316
Houston, TX 77030
srsoliz@houstonmethodist.org

Program Director

Tejal Patel, MD
Houston Methodist Cancer Center
6445 Fannin, OPC-24
Houston, Texas 77030