Barbara S Fuller, MD
Dr. Barbara L. Fuller is a practicing hematologist-oncologist in the Northwest Indiana area. She is a graduate of Luther College in Decorah, IA with a pre-med major and a BA degree in biology, class of May 1972. She then went on to Rush Medical College in Chicago, IL and graduated with an MD degree in December of 1975. Her graduate training included an internship and Residency in Internal Medicine at the Rush-Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center in Chicago, IL from January of 1976 thru December of 1978. She stayed on at Rush for post-graduate training in the specialties of Hematology and Medical Oncology from June of 1979-June of 1982.
During her post-graduate training she was an attending MD at Presbyterian St. Luke’s Hospital and an Instructor in the Internal Medicine training program. She later went on to become an Attending Instructor at the Cook County Hospital (now Stroger) in Chicago, IL from 1982-1985.
She was in the Department of Medicine, Division of Medical Oncology where she was instrumental in helping that division to secure its first medical oncology fellowship training program. She now has a primary location at the St. Mary’s Hospital in Hobart, IN.
Her interests in hematology are in the diagnosis and treatment of blood disorders, including anemias, coagulation abnormalities, and hematologic malignancies. Her interest in oncology are in the diagnosis and treatment of all solid tumors but has many years of experience and a strong interested in treating breast cancer, colon cancer, lung cancer and prostate cancer.
Dr. Fuller is board-certified in Internal Medicine, Hematology, and Medical Oncology. Her academic distinctions include being inducted as a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, Rush Medical College, Zeta Chapter 1975 and induction as a post graduate into Phi Beta Kappa, Luther College, April 2008. She has received several awards for community service over the years including Dudley W. Turner, MD Award from the National Medical Association of NWI in April of 1994; the Charles D. Whitten Award from the Sickle Cell Anemia Foundation of NWI in September of 1992, and the Luther College, Distinguished Service Award in October, of 1987.
Her philosophy and approach to medicine has always been to be truthful, compassionate, listen carefully, answer tough questions honestly, and spend that extra time that every person needs in order to gain some understanding of a sometimes grave medical condition.