Welcome to the Kaiser Permanente Northern California Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program!

Thank you for your interest in our hematology/oncology fellowship program. Our program is based in beautiful San Francisco. We are excited to recruit our first class of fellows. Kaiser Permanente Northern California is one of the nation’s largest integrated health care systems in the country. We take care of over 4 million people in Northern California. We have over 130 medical oncologists and hematologists in our institution sub-specializing in various areas of medical oncology and hematology.

Our program offers the unique opportunity to train in tertiary cancer centers which provide the highest quality of care, clinical training and scholarly activities. Our cancer centers are Commission on Cancer (CoC) accredited by the American College of Surgeons. The fellowship program is a 36-month ACGME accredited training program that adheres to ABIM guidelines for training in medical oncology and hematology, provides comprehensive training in the diagnosis and management of solid tumors, malignant and benign hematology, and palliative care. Fellows will have the opportunity to train in an integrated health care system that provides care for a diverse patient population with respect to cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. Graduates will be equipped to become expert clinicians and to pursue careers in clinical research.

  • Fellows will be based in San Francisco Medical center, but will rotate through Santa Clara and Oakland Kaiser Permanente Medical Centers, and Stanford Hospital.
  • Inpatient leukemia and lymphoma rotation will be in the Santa Clara Kaiser Permanente Medical Center.
  • Blood and Marrow Transplantation rotation will be in Stanford University Cancer Center.

Fellowship Application

The fellowship program accepts 2 fellows per year. All applications for the training program will be processed electronically through ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Service) website. Qualified applicants will be invited for interviews in September and October. The fellowship program participates in the NRMP (National Resident Matching Program), through which fellows will be selected. The program is strongly dedicated to the recruitment of a diverse training group.

Submission of application to the program through ERAS begins in July. Please refer to ERAS website for specific dates and instructions. Required application materials include the common application form (CAF), personal statement, minimum of 3 letters of recommendation (at least one must be from residency program director), ECFMG certification (applicable to graduates of foreign medical schools), a color photo, USMLE and medical school transcripts.

For more information

Michael Xiang Lee, MD, MPH
Medical Oncology
Kaiser Permanente – San Francisco
Email: Michael.X.Lee@kp.org