About the Division of Hematology
Regarding clinical activities, the Division is responsible for multiple clinical services at LAC+USC Medical Center (LAC+USC), USC Norris Cancer Hospital (Norris) and Keck Hospital of USC (KH). At Norris, the Division is responsible for a busy inpatient service and the Bone Marrow/Stem Cell Transplantation (BMT) service, which successfully performs transplantation on patients with acute leukemia and other hematologic malignancies. The BMT Program, run by the Division, successfully received full certification by the Federation for Accreditation of Cellular Therapies (FACT). The Division is experiencing increases in new outpatient visits, admissions and clinical efficiency (reduced length of stay) at Norris and LAC+USC. At the same time, a substantial number of cases are placed into peer-reviewed clinical trials with accompanying translational research protocols, thus bringing innovative treatment strategies and therapeutic reagents to patients.
Regarding teaching activities, the Division continues to refine and implement a new curriculum in Hematology and Clinical Immunology for Year I–II medical students. The eight-week course emphasizes case-based learning and received outstanding evaluations from students.