- Primary Hospital Affiliation:
- The Miriam Hospital
- Also Associated With:
- Rhode Island Hospital
- Medical School: New York University School of Medicine
- Residency: Yale New Haven Medical Center
- Fellowship: Yale New Haven Medical Center
- Areas of Expertise:
- Blood disorders
- Clotting problems
Fred J. Schiffman, MD, is a hematologist/oncologist. He is the associate physician in chief at The Miriam Hospital, where he also serves as medical director of The Leonard and Adele R. Decof Family Comprehensive Cancer Center. He 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 University. His areas of expertise include malignant and non-malignant hematological problems and disorders of the spleen.
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 University, he was on the hematology faculty at Yale and was the director of the Primary Care Center at Yale New Haven Hospital. Schiffman has published on a broad range of hematologic areas and also on a variety of subjects regarding the education of students and house staff. He is the editor of a textbook on hematologic pathophysiology and several book chapters including one on diseases of the spleen. Schiffman has received numerous teaching awards, including the Charles C. J. Carpenter Award for excellence in the specialty of internal medicine, and the Human Dignity Award given by Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island.
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