Hematopathology Fellowship

Overview

The Hematopathology Fellowship is a one-year ACGME-accredited program with three positions/year. Our service handles approximately 2,000 bone marrows, 800 tissue cases, 5,500 flow cytometry cases, 600 consults, and 6,000 peripheral blood/body fluid specimens yearly. The diversity of cases provides exposure to a wide variety of hematopoietic benign and malignant diseases, in both adult and pediatric populations. The program provides unparalleled in-depth training in flow cytometry, including interpretation of leukemia/lymphoma, minimal residual disease, and paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH) testing.

The faculty team is composed of six enthusiastic board-certified hematopathologists, with diverse academic interests and background. We strive to maximize the educational opportunities provided by the breadth of our cases, while promoting learning in a low-stress and encouraging environment. Our ultimate goal is to prepare the fellow for a successful career, whether in community-based hospital, academic practice, or commercial/reference laboratory setting.

Please visit our Hematopathology page for more information about our Hematopathology Division.

Program Description

The fellowship program is structured in various rotations to provide all needed core training and to ensure proficiency in the entire spectrum of laboratory hematology and hematopathology: peripheral blood/bone marrow and lymph node pathology, immunophenotyping by 10-color flow cytometry and immunohistochemistry, cytogenetics/FISH and molecular testing (including next generation sequencing), coagulation, and other areas of laboratory hematology.

The fellows are given graduated clinical and teaching responsibilities and are expected to function at a level comparable to a junior faculty member toward the end of the training. Fellow responsibilities include independent preview of clinical cases, assisting in the teaching of residents and medical students, presentation of cases at various conferences, and coordination of patients’ care with the clinical teams.

Research

Fellows are expected to be involved in at least one research project in the format of original study, case report or quality improvement project. The specific projects can be tailored to the fellow’s interests and career goals. Emphasis is placed on the application of the scientific method, gaining experience in research techniques including molecular techniques, data analysis/interpretation, manuscripts writing, and presentation at scientific meetings.

Requirements

Candidates must have satisfactorily completed pathology training from an ACGME-accredited program in anatomic pathology, clinical pathology, or combined AP/CP by the start of the Hematopathology Fellowship Program. This previous training should include at least four months in hematopathology and laboratory hematology. Physician must be eligible for a Texas medical license.  At this time we do not accept H1b visas.

Benefits

  • Financial support to attend conferences
  • Educational funds
  • Laptop
  • Additional benefits dependent upon program

Faculty

The UTSW Hematopathology faculty is a collegial group of board certified hematopathologists with diverse background and academic interests and devoted to teaching and to excellence in clinical care and Hematopathology training.

Follow the links below to visit our faculty’s profile page: