A Message from the Interim Division Chief

Holmes, Chris

A Message from the Interim Division Chief

Welcome to the Hematology and Oncology Division at the University of Vermont.  Our division is committed to the tripartide mission of research, education and patient care.  As the tertiary academic leader in the region, we offer comprehensive hematology and oncology services and patient care to all of Vermont as well as upstate New York.  These services include all cancer types as well as patient with both malignant and non-malignant blood disorders.  We offer our patients a broad range of supportive services and offer the latest advances in care to our patients.  Our division also hosts the Vermont Regional Hemophilia Treatment Center and an internationally known Thrombosis and Hemostasis program in addition to a comprehensive Familial Cancer Genetics program.

Research is an important part of what we do and all patients are offered clinical trials when appropriate.  Clinical research activities bring new promising drugs to Vermont and Upstate New York, assuring state-of-the-art care. Translational research helps define cancer profiles and searches for more personalized therapies for each patient. Many of the research studies we offer have led to FDA approval of new drugs or new tests to better diagnose or treat cancers. For blood disorders, we have a world renowned epidemiologic program that understands trends in incidence and therapies. Many of these programs receive support from the NIH, private foundations, and generous contributions from patients and their families.

Educational activities centered around clinical and research activities provide instruction for patients, medical students, Internal Medicine residents and our Hematology/Oncology fellows in the prevention, pathophysiology and management of cancers and hematologic diseases.  Our approach and commitment to teaching and mentoring provides individualized and personalized opportunities for learning.  

The faculty in the Division of Hematology and Oncology are leaders in their field and have received multiple awards in the areas of research, education and patient care.  I encourage you to explore the individual sites of our faculty members to learn more.   We are proud of our commitment to excellence and the academic mission and work each day to bring world class care to our patients while leading research and education efforts that change the face of hematology and oncology care tomorrow.

Chris Holmes, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine