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Rosemary “Penny” Holmberg Advanced Fellowship in Hemostasis and Thrombosis

Western New York BloodCare (formerly the Hemophilia Center of WNY) in conjunction with the University at Buffalo is now accepting applications for Rosemary “Penny” Holmberg 1 year Fellowship in Hemostasis and Thrombosis to prepare fellows for a career that will include care of patients with bleeding and clotting disorders.  Fellows, as PGY7, will have clinical responsibilities (inpatient and outpatient), dedicated research time, and mentorship to provide guidance and directed learning. There are specific curriculum tracks for adult and pediatric trainees.

WNY BloodCare is an independent, federally-funded hemophilia treatment center dedicated to the care of individuals with complex bleeding and clotting disorders. We offer full comprehensive care services, and our patients benefit from our on-site 340b pharmacy as well as a state-of-the art hemostasis laboratory. Our center is located in the heart of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, and trainees will benefit from clinical experiences across institutions.

The fellowship’s namesake, Rosemary “Penny” Holmberg RN, was a passionate nurse and educator who dedicated her life to the care of patients with complex bleeding disorders.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have completed an accredited fellowship in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, or Hematology/Oncology or Hematology, have passed the certifying examination of the American Board of Internal Medicine or Pediatrics, and qualify to take the Hematology subspecialty examination of the American Board of Internal Medicine by the start date of the Fellowship. Applicants must also be eligible for licensure as a physician in the state of New York and qualify for a DEA license.

To apply, please send the following in a single email to beverly.schaefer@roswellpark.org:

  1. An updated CV
  2. A personal statement of intent describing your reasons for pursuing the Fellowship along with your career goals and plans, and how these may be enhanced by the Fellowship
  3. At least three 3 references from your Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Training program or post-graduate employment, including mailing address, phone and email address


  • Understand normal hemostasis
  • Understand the pathophysiology of congenital and acquired bleeding disorders and how this translates into diagnosis and management
  • Manage acute bleeding events in patients with hemophilia, hemophilia with inhibitor, von Willebrand disease, platelet function defects, fibrinolytic defects, and acquired coagulation disorders secondary to coagulation factor inhibitors, von Willebrand factor inhibitors, and anticoagulants


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