Hematopathology Rotation

Hematopathology has five full-time faculty with expertise covering the entire spectrum in the field of hematopathology, ranging from hematolymphoid malignancies to non-malignant blood and blood-related disorders.

Our diagnostic morphologic services cover both the adult (Parkland Memorial Hospital, UT Southwestern University Hospitals and Clinics) and childhood (Children’s Medical Center) disorders.

Our diagnostic state-of-the-art flow cytometry facility provides reliable, accurate, and timely immunophenotypic analysis of all hematolymphoid malignancies for the entire Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. As a result, we have a wealth of peripheral blood, bone marrow, lymph nodes, and lymphoid tissue, not only for training our fellows and residents, but also for clinical and translational research.

In addition to our in-house materials, we also have a busy and active consultation service providing comprehensive morphologic, immunophenotypic, cytogenetic, and molecular evaluation to our referring pathologists and hematologists/oncologists.

The Big Picture

Besides providing accurate diagnosis and minimal disease monitoring for our patients in a timely manner, one of our important missions is to provide in-depth training for our hematopathology fellows, residents, and rotating medical students. Our overall goal is to make our fellows and residents competent and confident in diagnosis of any hematolymphoid disorder based on a variety of tissue types and materials available, including:

  • Peripheral blood
  • Body fluid
  • Bone marrow aspirate
  • Core biopsy
  • Fine needle aspiration of any tissue and organ
  • Excisional biopsy of any tissue and organ system

Faculty

Duration

  • Basic: Two months
  • Advanced: Two months

Prerequisites

  • None

Objectives

Conferences

  • Clinical Pathology Lecture Series
  • Clinical Pathology Rounds
  • Pediatric Leukemia/Lymphoma Conference
  • Hematology and Oncology/Hematopathology Grand Rounds
  • Interesting Hematopathology Case Presentation
  • Hematopathology Unknown Conferences
  • Hematopathology Fellow Didactic Conference
  • Flow Cytometry Conference
  • Hematopathology Journal Club
  • Multimodality Tumor Board
  • Update in Pathophysiology
  • CMC Post-Transplant Lymphoproliferative Disorder Multidisciplinary Donference

Recommended reading

  • Bain, B.J. (2006). Haemoglobinopathy Diagnosis (2nd ed.). Oxford, UK: Blackwell Publishing, Ltd.
  • Bain, B.J., et al. (2012). Dacie and Lewis Practical Haematology (11th ed.). Churchill Livingstone. China.
  • Cerroni, L. (2009). Skin Lymphoma: The Illustrated Guide (3rd ed.). Wiley-Blackwell. Singapore.
  • Ferry, J.A. (2011). Extranodal Lymphomas. Elsevier Saunders. Canada.
  • Foucar, K. et al. (Eds.). (2010) Bone Marrow Pathology (3rd ed.) Singapore: American Society for Clinical Pathology.
  • Hoffman, R., et al.  Hematology: Basic Principles and Practice.
  • Hoyer, J.D., et al. (2003). Color Atlas of Hemoglobin Disorders: A Compendium based on Proficiency Testing. Northfield, IL: College of American Pathologists.
  • Hsi, E.D. (2007). Hematopathology. China: Churchill Livingstone. (A volume in the series of Foundations in Diagnostic Pathology).
  • Jaffe, E.S. et al. (Eds.) (2010). Hematopathology. China: Saunders.
  • Kjeldsberg, C.R. (Ed.), (2006). Practical Diagnosis of Hematologic Disorders (4th ed.). Singapore: American Society for Clinical Pathology.
  • Knowles, D.M. (Ed.). (2001). Neoplastic Hematopathology (2nd ed.). United States: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
  • Lee, G.R., et al. (1999). Wintrobe’s Clinical Hematology (10th ed.). United States: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
  • Nathan, D.G. et al. (2003). Hematology of Infancy and Childhood (6th ed.). China: Saunders.
  • Porwit, A. et al. (Eds.). (2011). Blood and Bone Marrow Pathology (2nd ed.). China: Churchill Livingstone.
  • Swerdlow, S.H. et al. (2008). WHO Classification: Tumours of Haematopoietic and Lymphoid Tissues. Lyon, France: IARC Press.
  • Williams. Hematology.