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About Us

The Division of Hematology/Oncology at the UCI School of Medicine's Department of Medicine is dedicated to education, research and state-of-the-art care of patients with blood diseases and cancer.  

Dr. John Freuhauf

Who we are

Our faculty members are subspecialty-trained, board-certified hematologists and oncologists who care for inpatients at UCI Medical Center and outpatients at Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, which is the only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center in Orange County and one of only 50 in the nation.

We are physicians and scientists committed to improving the condition of patients with cancer and blood disorders through state-of-the-art clinical care, research and education. The diseases we treat include red cell, white cell, platelet, coagulation and immune system disorders, as well as cancers of every organ system.

What we do

We provide undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing medical education programs to educate the next generation of physicians and scientists for careers in clinical and academic medicine as well as for laboratory research.

We are engaged in basic and translational cancer research to better understand cancer and blood diseases and also to use the best, leading-edge clinical approaches for our patients.

Dr. Edward Nelson examines a vial in his UC Irvine laboratory.

What we are passionate about

We are devoted to making novel discoveries that lead to new strategies for disease treatment and prevention — and to translating them into clinical trials that deliver the most effective treatments to our patients.

We also are passionate about fostering these discoveries within the context of a dynamic environment that is focused on developing top-caliber physician and scientists.

We Are Greater Together

Here at UCI Department of Medicine, we highly value diversity. Diversity is core to our ability to offer compassionate and culturally competent care in a variety of practice settings, to patients from all walks of life, addressing simple to complex healthcare needs, while working with others who embrace a broad variety of backgrounds, experience, and perspectives. We remain committed to advancing diversity, in its broadest sense, in our programs through recruitment, training, retention and mentoring. This, we believe, is vital to our ability to continue to achieve excellence in serving our richly diverse community through our discover, teach, and heal mission. If this collaborative, respectful, and inclusive approach speaks to you, I look forward to your selection of UCI Department of Medicine as your training program of choice.

-Alpesh Amin, MD, MBA, MACP, SFHM