Division of Hematology & Hematologic Malignancies

The scientific focus of our division is the study of blood and bone marrow in health and disease. Our physicians treat patients with blood cancer, such as leukemias and lymphomas; clotting disorders, such as hemophilia; and diseases of iron metabolism, such as hemochromatosis. Starting with Maxwell Wintrobe, one of the founding fathers of Hematology and the University of Utah Medical School, our division can look back at a long-standing tradition of excellence in research, clinical care and teaching.

George Cartwright’s Legacy and the Division of Hematology and Hematologic Malignancies

Dr. Cartwright

 

The year 2017 marks the 100th birthday of Dr. George Cartwright who served as the Chief of the Hematology Division from 1950 to 1967 and as the Chair of the Department of Internal Medicine from 1967 to 1980. Our Division celebrates him as an eminent scholar and pioneer of his field who developed the science and clinical practice of Hematology much like a blueprint for other disciplines in medicine. His colleagues and students knew him as a man of insatiable curiosity, creativity, analytical skills and perseverance. A deep thinker always ready to share ideas and to inspire his colleagues to think and develop concepts and hypotheses. An astute clinician and incredibly hard worker with a sense for the joys of life such as skiing at Alta. A kind man of integrity and tireless supporter of talent and scientific quest. As the clinical practice and science of Hematology continues to evolve in the rapidly changing landscape of genetics, rational drug design and health care transformation, our Division honors George Cartwright’s legacy and will continue to push the limits of knowledge in the clinic and in the laboratory. How did Hematology scholars like George Cartwright accomplish so much? I recall a quote from the valediction celebration of my own mentor, John Goldman, at Imperial College in 2003.

The heights by great men reached and kept Were not attained by sudden flight. But they, while their companions slept, Were toiling upward in the night.

--Henry Wadsworth Longfellow  

No doubt George Cartwright fits this bill.

Michael Deininger MD PhD
Professor and Chief of Hematology
and Hematologic Malignancies

Further Reflections on George Cartwright

Dr. Paul Bray

Dr. James Kushner

Paul Bray

Kushner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Deininger


Welcome to the Division of Hematology and Hematologic Malignancies! The scientific focus of our Division is the study of blood and bone marrow in health and disease.

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