American Society of Hematology

Why I Chose Hematology

Students who are interested in pursuing hematology have a variety of career tracks to choose from. Hematologists work in a number of areas, including research, clinical practice, teaching, and others.

Find inspiration from the hematologists below as they remember why they chose hematology.

Mary Cushman
Mary Cushman, MD, MSc
Professor of Medicine
Division of Hematology/Oncology
University of Vermont College of Medicine
Burlington, VT
Gary Schiller
Gary Schiller, MD
Professor of Medicine
Division of Hematology/Oncology
University of California - Los Angeles School of Medicine
Los Angeles, CA
George R Buchanan
George R. Buchanan, MD
Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Children's Cancer Fund Distinguished Chair in Pediatric Oncology and Hematology
Director, Barrett Family Center for Pediatric Oncology
University of Texas Southwestern
Dallas, TX
Ginna Laport
Ginna Laport, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
Stanford University Medical Center
Stanford, CA
Edward Benz Jr
Edward Benz Jr., MD, PhD
American Society of Hematology President - 2000
President and CEO, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Director of Dana-Farber Harvard Cancer Center, CEO, Dana-Farber/Partner CancerCare
Richard and Susan Smith Professor of Medicine, Professor of Pediatrics, Professor of Pathology, Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA
Barry Coller
Barry Coller, MD
American Society of Hematology President - 1998
Vice President for Medical Affairs and Physician-in-Chief, David Rockefeller Professor of Medicine, Head of Allen and Frances Adler Laboratory of Blood and Vascular Biology
The Rockefeller University
New York, NY
James N George
James N. George, MD
American Society of Hematology President - 2005
George Lynn Cross Professor of Medicine, Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Oklahoma City, OK
Lawrence A Solberg Jr
Lawrence A. Solberg Jr., MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine, Department of Hematology/Oncology
Mayo Clinic
Jacksonville, FL
Nancy Berliner
Nancy Berliner, MD
American Society of Hematology President - 2009
Chief, Division of Hematology, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA
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