Our SFVA Hematology/Oncology faculty are highly regarded for their teaching skills and and educational leadership.  We are involved in the education of a wide group of trainees: including fellows, residents, medical students, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, RNs, LVNs, and nutritionists.         UCSF Heme/Onc Fellowship

The SFVA is one of the three primary teaching sites for the UCSF Hematology/Oncology Fellowship.  The UCSF Hematology/Oncology fellows rotate through our inpatient Hematology/Oncology consult service, outpatient Hematology/Oncology continuity clinics and Anticoagulation and Thrombosis clinics.  Dr. Sunny Wang serves as the UCSF Fellowship Site Director for the San Francisco VA.

We also have electives for Internal Medicine Residents who rotate through our inpatient consult service and outpatient clinics.   We hold monthly Hem/Onc noon conferences for IM residents and medical students.  Our faculty give Internal Medicine Grand Rounds throughout the year and serve as expert discussants at our Internal Medicine Morbidity & Mortality Conferences.  Our attendings also serve as mentors for medical students (VALOR and BRIDGES), IM residents and Hem/Onc fellows

Our faculty have won multiple teaching awards from the medical school, residency and fellowship, including the Hematology/Oncology Fellows’ Excellence in Teaching Award, and the Haile T. Debas Academy Excellence in Teaching Award.  Dr. Minichiello serves as subject matter expert for the VA regionally and nationally, creating guidelines, protocols and teaching materials related to anticoagulation and thrombosis. Dr. Gerald Hsu served as co-course director for the UCSF Medical School’s Essential Core Course, Methods, Mechanisms, and Malignancies.  Currently Dr. Hsu is one of the key large group lecturers and small group facilitators for the new UCSF Medical School’s BRIDGES curriculum, and is a design committee member for Airways, Blood, and Circulation.  He is also the Cancer Topics Steward for the Bridges Curriculum.