Hematology and Oncology Program Training Sites

Clinical training is centered about three main teaching sites: Parkland Memorial Hospital, University Hospitals and Dallas VA Medical Center. Each offers a different patient population with a different face of hematology and oncology practice. This diverse clinical exposure ensures that the spectrum of pathology that a trainee will experience is unparalleled.

Parkland Memorial Hospital

Parkland Memorial Hospital

Parkland Health & Hospital System is our primary teaching hospital. It first opened its doors in 1894 and has always served the indigent population of Dallas County. It is now one of the largest public hospital systems in the country. Since the initial affiliation of the Medical School with Parkland in 1940s, the county hospital has provided an amazing spectrum of pathology in which to serve those in need and to learn. Regardless of one’s discipline, the clinical experience at Parkland is simply tremendous. The new hospital, which was completed in 2015, has 862 beds and is equipped with the latest in medical technologies. Services include a Level I Trauma Center and the second-largest civilian burn center in the U.S.

Common clinical problems at this training site

  • Hematology Consult Service
    • Hematological Emergencies of TTP/HUS, Hyperviscosity
    • Acute Leukemias
    • Clotting Disorders
    • Bleeding Diathesis
    • Diagnosis and workup of lymphomas and plasma cell dyscrasias
  • Inpatient Service
    • Inpatient chemotherapy and management of lymphomas, leukemias and germ cell tumors

University Hospitals

William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital

William P. Clements Jr. and Zale Lipshy University Hospitals make up our university practice, with the bulk of our clinical activity occurring in the former hospital. Clements was newly constructed in 2014 and carries 460 beds. It serves as a tertiary referral center for complex cases and is recognized as a leading center in North Texas for heart, lung, liver, kidney, and bone marrow transplantation.

Common clinical problems at this training site

  • Hematology Consult Service
    • Clotting Disorders
    • Bleeding Diathesis
    • Operative Management
    • Hematological Emergencies of TTP/HUS
    • Acute Leukemia
    • Diagnosis and workup of lymphomas and plasma cell dyscrasias
  • Bone Marrow Transplant
    • Inpatient chemotherapy of lymphomas, leukemias and plasma cell dyscrasias
    • Autologous and allogeneic bone marrow transplants
    • BMT related complications and infections

Dallas Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Photo: Dallas Veterans Affairs Medical Center

The Dallas Veterans Affairs Medical Center is the central piece of the VA North Texas Health Care System, the VA’s second largest health care system. The hospital has 289 acute care beds.

Common clinical problems at this site

  • Hematology and Oncology Consult Service
    • Diagnosis and workup of new solid malignancies especially lung cancer and prostate cancer
    • Management of complications of solid malignancies
    • Similar malignant and benign hematological issues seen in Parkland and UT Southwestern