About the Division
The UC Division of Hematology Oncology was founded in 1948 by Richard Vilter, MD, as the Hematology Division of the Department of Internal Medicine. At the time, few similar divisions existed in the United States. In 1976, the Division was combined to include both disciplines of Hematology and Medical Oncology.
The faculty consists of 16 physicians and clinical investigators, 7 researchers, 12 fellows and 17 advanced practice providers, dedicated to providing state-of-the art patient care and generating new knowledge and teaching to the new generation of hematologists, oncologists and cancer scientists.
The Division has experienced significant growth in the past several years, in both clinical and research activities. We anticipate to continue to add outstanding faculty to our ranks in order to meet the demands of our growing clinical practice. We also strive to continue to make cutting edge discoveries in the emerging fields of cancer immunotherapy, cancer metabolisms and drug resistance, through our clinical trials and our translational and basic cancer research
We work closely and collaboratively with other faculty in our Academic Health Center in multidisciplinary clinics, tumor boards, and academically focused, disease-oriented working groups.
Collaborative units within the Academic Health Center include:
- Surgical oncology
- Radiation oncology
- The Hoxworth Blood Center
- Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center (Hematology Oncology Unit), Oncology and Research lab
- UC Health Barrett Center
- UC Department of Cancer Biology
We also closely interact with the University of Cincinnati Cancer Institute as well as the Basic Science Departments of the College of Medicine and the Hematology and Oncology section of Cincinnati Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center.