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Fred J. Schiffman

About Me

Fred J. Schiffman, M.D. is a hematologist/oncologist at Brown and Lifespan. Dr. Schiffman is the Sigal Family Professor of Humanistic Medicine at Brown, Vice Chairman of the Department of Medicine of the Warren Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University, and Associate Director of the Categorical Residency Program at Brown. He is the Associate Physician in Chief at The Miriam Hospital. His areas of expertise include malignant and nonmalignant hematological problems and disorders of the spleen. Dr. Schiffman is a graduate of NYU Medical School. He completed his internship, residency, and chief residency at Yale New Haven Hospital. He spent two years at the National Cancer Institute as a research fellow. Before coming to Brown, he was on the hematology faculty at Yale and was the Director of the Primary Care Center at Yale New Haven Hospital. Dr. Schiffman has published in a broad range of hematologic areas and also on a variety of subjects regarding the education of students and house staff. The recently awarded Sigal Family Professorship in Humanistic Medicine has allowed him to lead and participate in several programs in the arts dealing with the interface between humanities and medicine, such as the Cops and Docs Program at the Museum of the Rhode Island School of Design.

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