A Message from the Interim Division Chief

Holmes, ChrisThe Hematology/Oncology Division serves the region of Vermont and Upstate New York. Our team of dedicated professionals offers comprehensive, multidisciplinary care to people affected by cancer and blood disorders. We do this in collaboration with radiation therapy, surgery, pathology, radiology, and cancer support services from a psychologist, social worker, and nutritionist. Research is an important part of what we do and all patients are offered clinical trials when appropriate.

The Hematology/Oncology Division's functions include research, education, and patient care. Detailed information about individual faculty members and their areas of research and clinical expertise are available on this website.

Clinical research activities bring new promising drugs to Vermont and Upstate New York, assuring state-of-the-art care. Translational research helps define cancer profiles and searches for more personalized therapies for each patient. Many of the research studies we offer have led to FDA approval of new drugs or new tests to better diagnose or treat cancers. For blood disorders, we have a world renowned epidemiologic program that understands trends in incidence and therapies. Many of these programs receive support from the NIH, private foundations, and generous contributions from patients and their families.

Educational activities centered around clinical and research activities provide instruction for patients, medical students, Internal Medicine residents and our Hematology/Oncology fellows in the prevention, pathophysiology and management of cancers and hematologic diseases.


Chris Holmes, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine