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Medical advances in the Division of Hematology rely upon private gifts. While the Division receives support from government agencies, foundations, and other funders; those resources are often restricted to very specific purposes. Gifts made to one of these funds will support promising research efforts in areas such as leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma, marrow failure, anemia, thrombocytopenia, clotting, bleeding, gene therapy, and stem cells, and will benefit our patients and the larger biomedical community. Faculty members are also interested in how genomic information might improve the care of patients with blood disorders.

As you scroll through the list of funds, please remember your donation is tax deductible and 100% of your donation goes directly to research and educational efforts. When a donation is made "in honor" or "in memory" of a patient, their family receives a letter of acknowledgement.

Upcoming Events:

Hematology Grand Rounds
Pelton Auditorium, Fred Hutch
1st, 3rd, & 5th Friday of each month
8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
Hematology Grand Rounds are on break for the summer. Please check back in the fall for the 2016-2017 schedule.

Other Seminars & Conferences
Pelton Auditorium, Fred Hutch
Fridays 7:00 - 8:00 a.m. & 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.

Hematology-Oncology Fellowship

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Welcome to the Division of Hematology web site. As a member of the Department of Medicine and the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), our Division is committed to excellence in patient care, teaching, and basic research. 

In the various inpatient and outpatient settings, Hematology faculty provide expert primary and consultative care for patients with a diverse spectrum of benign and malignant blood-related disorders.

Our fellowship training program prepares physicians for the subspecialty practice of Hematology/Oncology and for academic careers as independent basic, translational, and clinical researchers in the areas of hematopoiesis, hemostasis and thrombosis, transfusion medicine, cytopenias, myeloproliferative disorders, leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma, myelodysplasia, and gene therapy. Division members actively participate in formal teaching conferences, lecture series, and continuing medical education programs throughout the University of Washington-affiliated system.

The major activity of the Division is research.  Building on the distinguished accomplishments of the Division's founding members and early leaders, our current faculty continue to work at the cutting edge of molecular and cellular biology, pathophysiology, and applied clinical research.  This work is carried out both as investigator-initiated projects of Division faculty and through collaborative efforts of colleagues, and involves the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Bloodworks NW, the Fred Hutch/University of Washington Cancer Consortium, the Institute for Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine, basic science departments at the University, and other Divisions in the Department of Medicine

We invite you to learn more about our Division's clinical activities, research and training programs, and our faculty members by exploring this web site.  We appreciate your interest and encourage you to contact us for further information.


Janis L. Abkowitz, MD
Head, Division of Hematology
Clement A. Finch Professor of Medicine
Adjunct Professor of Genome Sciences

Please follow this link for additional administrative contact information.

Division Spotlight

The American Society of Hematology (ASH) has recognized one of our professors, Dr. Thalia Papayannopoulou with the 2016 Wallace H. Coulter Award for Lifetime Achievement in Hematology. She is the first woman ever to win ASH's esteemed award. See this inspiring video highlighting her many accomplishments in hematology.

University of Washington Division of Hematology
1705 NE Pacific St Box 357710
Seattle, WA 98195
Phone: (206) 543-3360 | Fax: (206) 543-3560

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