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Clinical Sites

Clinical training in the fellowship occurs at multiple sites including the two UC San Diego hospitals, the San Diego VA, and the outpatient UCSD and VA hematology/oncology clinics. The clinical sites offer fellows a broad experience and the opportunity to participate in clinical care for an extremely diverse patient population. Each clinical site has a unique patient catchment area and offers fellows a unique hematology and oncology experience. Each site has rotating housestaff teams as well as subspecialty fellows in training.

Jacobs Medical Center

Jacobs Medical Center, located near the main UC San Diego campus in La Jolla, is one of the two UC San Diego hospitals. This 364-bed hospital is considered the inpatient hub for cancer care at UC San Diego given that it is adjacent to the Moores Cancer Center. Cancer care is emphasized at Jacobs Medical Center with floors dedicated to medical oncology, BMT, inpatient hospice, surgical oncology, and a separate medical, surgical, and neurologic ICU. 

The Bone Marrow Transplantation Service is based out of the Jacobs Medical Center and performs approximately 150 autologous and allogenic transplantations per year and is the largest transplant program in San Diego. The 6th floor is dedicated to BMT and hematologic malignancy patients and features a full-floor air-filtration system which allows immunocompromised patients to travel around the unit safely. 

At Jacobs Medical Center, fellows rotate on the separate medical oncology and hematology consult services along with rotating on the Bone Marrow Transplant inpatient unit.

UC San Diego Hospital at Hillcrest, San Diego

The UC San Diego Medical Center at Hillcrest close to downtown San Diego is one of the two UC San Diego hospitals. This 390-bed hospital serves a diverse population of patients. The hospital is a Level III trauma center and has a burn unit. Hillcrest is also home to the Owen Clinic, which provides advanced, multidisciplinary and coordinated care for HIV-positive patients and those with AIDS-related illnesses, including malignancies. At Hillcrest, patients present with a variety of hematologic or oncologic disorders, frequently in an advanced state. Many patients are seen who come north from Mexico and who may not have access to medical care prior to presentation. Hematologic complications of trauma and/or burns are not uncommon, as are complicated bleeding and clotting disorders. 
At Hillcrest Medical Center, fellows rotate on a combined hematology/oncology consult service.

VA San Diego Healthcare System, La Jolla

The VA San Diego Healthcare System, located in La Jolla adjacent to UC San Diego, is a 400-bed hospital providing general as well as specialized medical and surgical care for a growing population of veterans.

At the San Diego VA, there are three outpatient hematology/oncology clinics scheduled each week to serve patients with problems ranging from simple anemias to bleeding or clotting disorders and advanced malignancies of all types. There is also a busy infusion center to provide chemotherapy or the transfusion of blood or blood products to our patients.

In addition to rotating in a yearly continuity clinic at the VA, fellows also rotate through the combined hematology/oncology consult service. 

UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center

The UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center is the only NCI-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in the region. Physicians and scientists work together in breakthrough research at the UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center to advance every aspect of cancer care, from prevention and education through diagnosis and treatment.

The Multi-Specialty Clinic at the UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center has clinics scheduled to cover the full range of cancers. On-site are an infusion center, full clinical trials support staff and administration, outpatient oncology pharmacy, and other resources needed for the diagnosis and treatment of oncologic disorders. 

Fellows rotate through the subspecialty clinics at Moores Cancer Center throughout their clinical training. In their third year, their continuity clinics are based of Moores Cancer Center.

Koman Outpatient Pavilion 

The Koman Outpatient Pavilion, which is adjacent to the Moores Cancer Center, is a recently built facility in 2018 that helped to expand the clinical capacity of the Moores Cancer Center. Koman Outpatient Pavilion houses the breast and GU oncology teams and offers multidisciplinary clinics in both disciplines, where patients can see their oncologist, surgeon, and radiation oncologist in a single visit. 

Hemophilia and Thrombosis Treatment Center 

The Hemophilia and Thrombosis Treatment Center (HTC) is an innovative, multidisciplinary program catering to the needs of adult and adolescent patients and their families with hemophilia, von Willebrand Disease, and other bleeding and thrombotic disorders. The center provides personalized, comprehensive services under the directorship of Dr. Annette von Drygalski.