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Division of Hematology/Oncology

Our team of doctors and researchers is committed to enhancing patient care and pioneering groundbreaking research to improve healthcare outcomes. We take great pride in our dedication to our patients and our relentless pursuit of innovative solutions to transform healthcare.
Andreas Klein, MD of Tufts Medical Center's Cancer Center talking to patient in a clinic appointment.
A strong tradition of excellence

The Hematology/Oncology Division at Tufts Medical Center (Tufts MC) in Boston was established by Dr. William Dameshek, an eminent hematologist and the first president of the American Society of Hematology. Since then, our division has expanded significantly and oversees over 25,000 outpatient visits and treatments annually at the advanced Tufts Medical Center Cancer Center.

We are fortunate to have numerous national and international medical oncology and hematology experts specializing in various cancers, including bone marrow and stem transplant + cellular therapies, benign blood disorders and transfusion medicine. Furthermore, we have several multidisciplinary clinics that involve various cancer specialists (such as oncologists, surgical oncologists, pathologists, and radiologists) who work together to provide the best possible care for every patient. Moreover, we emphasize excellent humanistic care.

We also provide patients with a wide range of supportive care resources and highly specialized facilities and programs. Our bone marrow and stem transplant + cellular therapies program was the first program in Boston to be nationally accredited as a transplant and donor collection center. Additionally, the Reid R. Sacco Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Cancer Program at Tufts MC is the first program in Boston to provide personalized, multidisciplinary care tailored to the patient's age and disease, with a focus on survivorship-based care, including addressing complications or late effects such as fertility issues, bone issues or heart problems related to cancer treatments.

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Survivorship care

We are dedicated to helping cancer survivors navigate their post-treatment health journey. Our personalized survivorship care plans provide detailed information about your cancer care, medical history, and recommended follow-up care.


Department research

Through cutting-edge cancer research, we provide our patients with access to the latest treatments and diagnostics. Our team at the Neely Center for Clinical Cancer Research and Hematology/Oncology research groups are dedicated to exploring the impact of cancer treatment and translating basic advances in cancer research into practical solutions for patients. With our doctors serving as principal investigators on national cancer clinical trials from the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) and pharmaceutical studies, we are committed to delivering new and innovative treatment options to our patients.

We are also very fortunate to have access to and the ability to collaborate with various other prominent researchers and research institutes on the Tufts University campuses. This includes our pre-clinical/laboratory colleagues at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (HNRCA) at Tufts University, Tufts University Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University (TCSVM).

Hematology/Oncology research

Neely Center for Clinical Cancer Research

A Study of Sargramostim Plus Pembrolizumab With or Without Pemetrexed in Patients With Advance Non-small Cell Lung Cancer After Completion of Chemoimmunotherapy
Non-small cell lung cancer
All genders
person-wave 18+
Recruiting now
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Testing the Role of FDG-PET/CT to Predict Response to Therapy Prior to Surgery for HER2-positive Breast Cancer, The DIRECT Trial
Breast cancer
All genders
person-wave 18+
Recruiting now
Learn more

Training + Education

Our division is home to an ACGME-accredited Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program that empowers aspiring physicians to become true leaders in the field. Through rigorous clinical instruction and research training, our program equips graduates with the skills they need to make a real difference in the lives of their patients. We are proud that many of our alumni now lead major academic hematology and oncology programs across the globe, paving the way for a brighter future in cancer care.


Fellowship information

The Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program at Tufts Medical Center is dedicated to developing exceptional leaders who are passionate about making a difference in hematology, oncology and blood banking. Former fellows have gone on to lead groundbreaking research programs and clinical sections in cancer centers across the United States, and have made significant contributions to the medical community through their editorial positions in major journals. The program has also played a vital role in shaping the future of transfusion medicine, with many of its graduates now serving as directors of transfusion medicine programs in hospitals nationwide. The impact of this program is truly inspiring and a testament to the dedication and excellence of Tufts MC.

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Our leadership

Our leadership team gives us the guidance and support we need to ensure that the clinical, research and training goals of the department are met.

  • Chief, Division of Hematology/Oncology: Rachel J. Buchsbaum, MD  
  • Associate Director, Division of Hematology/Oncology: Andreas K. Klein, MD
  • Director, Blood Bank and Stem Cell Processing Laboratory: Raymond L. Comenzo, MD
  • Director, Transfusion Services: Raymond L. Comenzo, MD
  • Director, Bone Marrow, Stem Cell Transplant and Cellular Therapies Program: Andreas K. Klein, MD
  • Director, Hematology/Oncology Fellowship: Rachel J. Buchsbaum, MD
  • Associate Director, Hematology/Oncology Fellowship: Lori Pai, MD
  • Associate Director, Hematology/Oncology Fellowship: Jacob Elkon, MD
Neuro-oncologist Suriya Jeyapalan, MD, MPH sees a patient in clinic appointment at Tufts Medical Center's Cancer Center.
Our locations

From regular office visits to inpatient stays, our specialists across Tufts Medicine offer the best in healthcare, when and where our patients need it.

Anasuya Gunturi MD, PhD and Jennifer Gilliatt, Oncology Nurse Practioner, meet with patient at Lowell General Hospital's Women's Wellness Center.
Our doctors + care team

Our specialists and care team members across Tufts Medicine deliver unmatched healthcare with a personalized touch.

Patient Stories
I Swear I Could Walk for Hours
January 18, 2023
Once barely able to walk and given less than six months to live, Linda DaCosta is alive and thriving years later, thanks to her care at Tufts Medical Center.
Press Releases
Investigators Develop Model To Predict Overall Survival in Adults Diagnosed With Advanced Stage Hodgkin Lymphoma
December 12, 2022
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and Tufts Medical Center Collaboration Published in Journal of Clinical Oncology.
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