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information about our faculty and their research
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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 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
FHCRC, Pelton Auditorium
1st, 3rd, & 5th Friday of each month
8:00 - 9:00 a.m.

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




Contact Information:

University of Washington
Division of Hematology
Box 357710
1705 NE Pacific Street
Seattle, WA 98195-7710
Phone: (206) 543-3360
      (206) 543-3560

Please follow this link for additional administrative contact information.


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 and translational researchers in the areas of hematopoiesis, hemostasis and thrombosis, transfusion medicine, cytopenias, myeloproliferative disorders, hematologic malignancies, and gene therapy. In the School of Medicine, our faculty and fellows teach a core second-year Human Biology course that integrates normal physiology, disease pathogenesis, and treatment, using a case-based format.  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 within the Division and through collaborative efforts with colleagues at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (FHCRC), the FHCRC/University of Washington Cancer Consortium, 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

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