Welcome from the Program Director

Giampaolo Talamo, MDThe Hematology-Oncology Fellowship at Guthrie is a three-year post-graduate program designed to provide the necessary teaching and skills in all areas of Hematology and Oncology. Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital is a tertiary medical center located in North Pennsylvania, near the state board of New York, and serves an area spanning a 100-mile radius, between the Endless Mountains area of Pennsylvania, and the Finger Lakes region of central New York state. The large extent and the predominantly rural nature of the community allows our fellows to be exposed to a diverse mix and complexity of cases. The Guthrie health system includes satellite locations at the Corning Hospital and Cortland Medical Center, which provide Hematology-Oncology specialty clinics. Fellows will have a comprehensive clinical experience by participating in both inpatient consultations at Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital and outpatient care at Guthrie Clinic sites.

Our fellows will receive a personalized mentorship with experienced faculty physicians and availability of state-of-the-art medical technologies. They will have scheduled didactic sessions covering the entire field of Hematology-Oncology and will be able to participate in five different Tumor Boards (Pulmonary, Breast, Gastrointestinal/Rectal, Genito-Urinary, and General Tumor Boards). In these multidisciplinary conferences, fellows will learn an in-depth approach to patient care from the expertise of Surgical Oncology, Pathology, Radiation Oncology, Medical Oncology, and various other specialists. Moreover, fellows will have elective rotations in Blood Bank/Coagulation, Hematopathology, Bone Marrow Transplant/Cellular Therapy (at the Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute), Chemotherapy Administration/Pharmacy, and Palliative Care.

Clinical Research is available because our Clinical Trial Office offers a portfolio of many different clinical trials to our patients. In view of all that, I am convinced that after three years of dedicated training, our fellows will acquire all the necessary knowledge and skills to become excellent Hematology-Oncology specialists.

Giampaolo Talamo, MD
Program Director, Hematology-Oncology Fellowship

For more information, contact the Program Coordinator, Erin Bunker, at 570-887-3778 or erin.bunker@guthrie.org.

Mission and Aims

The mission of the Hematology Oncology Fellowship at Guthrie is to create ethical, highly competent Hematology Oncologists through a comprehensive clinical training program, with exposure to a diverse population of patients, within an integrated care system.


Our Fellows will be the charismatic future leaders in the field of Hematology Medical Oncology, bringing innovative ideas that enhance patient experiences and outcomes.


  • Patient-centeredness
  • Teamwork
  • Excellence
  • Professionalism
  • Compassion
  • Empathy 
  • Integrity