University of Vermont

College of Medicine

Department of Medicine



About Us

Claire Verschraegen, MD

Message from the
Division Chief

The Hematology/Oncology Division serves the region of Vermont and Upstate New York. Our team of dedicated professionals offers comprehensive multidisciplinary care to people affected by cancer and blood disorders. We do this in collaboration with radiation therapy, surgery, pathology, radiology, and cancer support services from a psychologist, social worker, and nutritionist. Research is an important part of what we do and all patients are offered clinical trials when appropriate.

The Hematology/Oncology Division's functions include research, education, and patient care. Detailed information about individual faculty members and their areas of research and clinical expertise is available on this website.

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.

Claire Verschraegen, M.D.
Professor of Medicine

Hem/Onc Unit
"You’re all so professional and caring to each patient you see. It really makes a difference when you don’t know what tomorrow will bring." ~ a Hem/Onc patient

See our Annual Report (PDF) for more information.

Locations & Facilities

Our Burlington home is nestled between the shores of Lake Champlain and the vistas of the Green Mountains. We are located on the University of Vermont campus, and adjacent to our teaching partner The University of Vermont Medical Center, fostering a culture of collaboration and partnership. Learn more about living in Burlington.

Administrative Offices

Our academic offices are located in the Given College of Medicine Building in Suite E-214. The offices are convenient to the University of Vermont Cancer Center clinics at The University of Vermont Medical Center and adjacent to the Medical Education Center and the UVM Cancer Center research facilities.

Research Facilities

The faculty members in the Hematology/Oncology Division maintain active clinical, translational, epidemiology, and basic science research programs in conjunction with the University of Vermont Cancer Center. Facilities are located on the University of Vermont campus and at the Colchester Research Facility.

Education Facilities

The medical students, Internal Medicine resident, and fellows who train with our faculty in the inpatient and outpatient setting at The University of Vermont Medical Center, also have access to the Dana Medical Library, a new state-of-the-art Simulation Center, and lecture and study rooms in the Medical Education Center.

Clinical Locations

Our main clinic is located in the Ambulatory Care Center at The University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington, Vermont. Our Hematology/Oncology physicians also see patients at three satellite clinics:

- Copley Hospital, Morrisville, Vermont
- Merrill Oncology Center, Saranac Lake, New York

The attending physicians and fellows also staff a 20-bed inpatient service, Oncology consult service, and Hematology consult service at The UVM Medical Center.

Last modified April 20 2015 10:26 AM