City of Hope’s clinical training programs offer excellent opportunities for physicians interested in expanding their knowledge base and clinical expertise in specialty and subspecialty areas. Our clinical fellowships and residency offer intensive didactic as well as hands-on training by instructors who have made significant contributions to cancer research and clinical practice.
 

Breast Surgical Oncology Training Program (SSO)

City of Hope is a Society of Surgical Oncology (SSO) accredited program and participates in the SSO match. The mission of our breast surgical oncology training program is to educate future academic and community leaders in breast cancer treatment through sound multidisciplinary and advanced breast surgical training.
 
Program Director: Laura Kruper, M.D., M.S.
Coordinator: Christina Perez, C-TAGME
 

Clinical Health Psychology PostDoctoral Fellowship

The Clinical Health Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship is a 12-month program during which fellows will gain experience with multiple psychological issues associated with chronic and life-threatening illnesses.
 
Program Director: Jeanelle Folbrecht, Ph.D.
 

Complex General Surgical Oncology Fellowship (ACGME)

Even in this age of monoclonal  antibodies and gene therapy, surgical excision is still the standard of care for many solid tumors, while debulking is often helpful in palliative treatment. City of Hope’s Surgical Oncology Fellowship provides two years of thorough surgical oncology training in both clinical and research settings; the fellowship is designed to be tailored to the fellow’s individual interests.
 
Program Director: Lily Lai, M.D.
Coordinator: Christina Perez, C-TAGME

 

Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism Fellowship (ACGME-Harbor UCLA)

This fellowship, expanded to City of Hope, offers comprehensive clinical training in diabetes and other endocrine disorders. Fellows are trained in advanced treatment modalities, including City of Hope's innovative Islet Cell Transplantation Program.

Site Director: Ken Chiu, M.D.
Site Coordinator: Karen Ramos
 

Hematology & Medical Oncology Fellowship (ACGME)

City of Hope’s combined Hematology and Medical Oncology Fellowship Program is a three year ACGME-accredited program designed to provide comprehensive training to future hematology and medical oncology leaders. Upon successful completion of the fellowship program, graduates will be board-eligible for Medical Oncology and Hematology. 
 
Program Director: Kim Margolin, M.D.
Coordinator: Sylvia Perez
 

Hematology - Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation Fellowship

Physicians seeking training in bone marrow transplantation should consider our Hematology-Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation (HCT) Fellowship, which provides extensive training in all aspects of transplantation research and practice. City of Hope is one of the country's largest and most comprehensive transplant centers.

Program Director: Samer Khaled, M.D.
Coordinator: Monique Aguilar
 

Hematopathology Fellowship (ACGME)

The Hematopathology Fellowship Program at City of Hope is a one-year ACGME accredited fellowship that emphasizes diagnostic neoplastic hematopathology, and is designed for fellows interested in either academic or community practice careers.
 
Program Director: Joo Song, M.D.
Coordinator: Ofelia Kiedpool
 
The City of Hope ACGME-accredited Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship is a one-year program that offers training by expert faculty in multiple clinical settings in hospice and palliative medicine. Physicians will be trained to become leaders in the field and, at the end of the program, will be eligible to take the Hospice and Palliative Medicine Board exam.
 
Program Director: Sorin Buga, M.D.
Associate Program Director: Chandana Banerjee, M.D., M.P.A.
Coordinator: Araceli Jimenez
 

Neurosurgery Fellowship

The fellowship is a one-year program that offers unique and comprehensive training in the surgical and nonsurgical care of brain and spine tumor patients at one of the nation’s leading cancer centers. There are three attending neurosurgeons working with specialist in neuro-oncology, radiation oncology, neuropathology, neuroradiology and interventional pain. In addition to refining clinical skills in complex cases, the fellow is enrolled in the Clinical Investigators Training Program which includes formal instruction in developing clinical protocols, writing grants and biostatistics.
 
Program Director: Mike Chen, M.D., Ph.D.
Coordinator: Christina Perez, C-TAGME
 

Radiation Oncology Residency (ACGME)

City of Hope provides academic instruction for physicians in our Radiation Oncology Residency Program — a four-year Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education accredited. The overall goal of the program is to train physicians to be outstanding radiation oncologists and to provide graduates with a solid foundation in translational and clinical research.

Program Director: Yi-Jen Chen, M.D., Ph.D.
Coordinator: Thalia Yaden
 
The Surgical Pathology Fellowship at City of Hope is a one-year non-ACGME program that offers opportunity to participate in oncologic pathology at a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center level to develop superior diagnostic skills, providing education in all aspects of surgical pathology beyond residency training.

Program Director: Sharon Wilzczynski, M.D., Ph.D
Coordinator: Ofelia Kiedpool
 

Urologic Oncology and Robotic Surgery Fellowship

The Urology Oncology Fellowship is unique, as it focuses on clinical training in laparoscopic and minimally invasive surgical interventions. These methods are achieving routine status; therefore, it behooves forward-thinking physicians to be well-versed in their practice.
 
Program Director: Clayton Lau, M.D.
Coordinator: Christina Perez, C-TAGME