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DANVILLE, Pa. – Geisinger announced the approval and accreditation of a three year fellowship program in hematology and medical oncology. The program, approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), will be located at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville and the Frank and Dorothea Henry Cancer Center at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center in Wilkes-Barre.

The fellowship program is a sub-specialty training program for physician following their residency in internal medicine. Geisinger will be one of less than 150 hematology/oncology fellowship training programs across the country.

“Geisinger is excited to be one of the few programs in the nation preparing the next generation of oncologists,” said Joseph Vadakara, M.D., fellowship program director.  Studies show that there will be national shortages of oncologists in the near future. We are working to bring the best cancer care to our patients now and into the future.” 

Geisinger’s Cancer Institute is made up of multidisciplinary specialists, including fellowship-trained physicians, nurses and other medical professionals. The team works with patients to create a care plan that includes the latest cancer treatments, along with the best in supportive and palliative care.

The fellowship program is accepting applicants for interested board-certified and board-eligible internists to begin training in July. Those interested in additional information should contact Sharon Stroh, program coordinator, at

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