Department of Medicine

Division of Hematology and Oncology

Parameswaran Hari, MD, MRCP, MSParameswaran Hari, MD, MRCP, MS

Armand Quick - William Stapp Professor of Medicine
Interim Chief, Division of Hematology and Oncology

Welcome to the Division of Hematology and Oncology at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Our exceptionally talented team of MD and PhD faculty, advanced practice providers, nurses, research and administrative staff are focused on patient centered clinical care and research in the pursuit of better therapies for cancer. The Division is part of the Department of Medicine and functions within the framework of Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center. Our expertise extends to all aspects of medical oncology including treatment of solid tumors, hematologic (blood) cancers, bone marrow transplantation and cellular therapies. We also provide excellent care for non-cancerous blood diseases, including bleeding and clotting disorders. Our Palliative Care section provides expert consultation in quality of life issues across the continuum of care for patients facing serious illnesses.

Division faculty practice primarily at the Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin Clinical Cancer Center and at the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center. Faculty members also see patients at the following Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Network locations: Froedtert Health Community Memorial Hospital’s Cancer Care Center in Menomonee Falls, Froedtert Health St. Joseph’s Hospital’s Kraemer Cancer Center in West Bend, and Froedtert’s Moorland Reserve Health Center in New Berlin. The primary clinical goal for the Clinical Cancer Center is to provide state-of-the-art, patient-centered, multidisciplinary care in a healing environment.

State-of-the-art care in oncology means that our faculty are sub-specialists who are well-known experts in their field with a focus on just one or two cancer types. This disease focus also allows our cancer specialists to bring the most advanced clinical trials in their disciplines to their patients. Multidisciplinary care involves close collaboration with our colleagues in Radiation Oncology, Surgical Oncology, Urologic Oncology and Gynecological Oncology as well as other specialists at Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin. Our internationally renowned Bone Marrow Transplant Program has survival outcomes at the very top of the national rankings and is involved in innovative cell therapy research. Similar programs for blood cancers (leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma) and common solid tumors (breast, colon, pancreas, head and neck, lung, genitourinary cancers) ensure that patients in southeastern Wisconsin have access to the best in cancer care. The Division also has the important mission of educating the next generation of hematologists, oncologists and palliative care specialists in our fellowship programs. Research done in the Division spans all aspects of cancer care including cancer prevention, epidemiology, immunology, drug development and pharmacotherapy as well as all phases of clinical trials. As a Division, we  are engaged in a variety of efforts to improve the awareness and knowledge about these illnesses and cancer survivorship in our region among the public, fellow physicians and other providers.

Our faculty and staff have grown more than threefold in the past seven years and we have significantly expanded both our ambulatory and in-patient facilities.  More importantly, growth in the programs and services for our patients, access to cutting edge research, and clinical trials for difficult diseases has been equally impressive. We can offer our patients unique therapies not found elsewhere in this region. As a long-time member of the Medical College of Wisconsin’s faculty, I am proud of our accomplishments in cancer research and patient care. I am especially proud of the exceptional work being done by our Hematology and Oncology team of faculty and staff.

Please feel free to explore our website and learn more about our physicians, services, educational opportunities, and research. We hope that you will find the information you need.

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Dan Bullock
Education Program Associate
Supports: Ehab Atallah, MD; John Burfeind, MD; Doron Feinsilber, MD; Laura Michaelis, MD; and Ravi Narra, MD

Kristi Castello
Division Administrator

Rose Hackbarth
Clinical Program Coordinator, Palliative Care

Kim Keller
Administrative Assistant
Supports: Parameswaran Hari, MD; Kathryn Bylow, MD; Lubna Chaudhary, MD; Christopher Chitambar, MD; Ben George, MD; Jonathan Gully, MD; Sean Marks, MD; Wendy Peltier, MD; Mary Rhodes, MD; and Jo Weis, PhD

Irene Masters
Senior Administrative Assistant
Supports: Carlos Arce-Lara, MD; Karen-Sue Carlson, MD, PhD; Abdel Alqwasmi, MD; Yee Chung Cheng, MD; Amy Harker-Murray, MD; Deepak Kilari, MD; and Smitha Menon, MD; and Prabhas Mittal, MD

Michelle Malicki
Administrative Assistant
Supports: Swapna Narayana, MBBS; Nirav Shah, MD; Krista Wiger, MD; Renee Foutz, MD; Christopher Lawton, MD; Katherine Recka, MD; Paul Stellmacher, MD; and Liza Thiel, MD

Jennifer Wehrley
Administrative Coordinator

Charles Zhang
Manager IS