Hematopathology Fellowship

Overview

The Hematopathology Fellowship is a one-year ACGME-accredited program that provides a broad-based training in bone marrow and lymph node pathology and flow cytometry in a busy laboratory covering both adult and pediatric hospitals. The diversity of populations served by these hospitals brings the unique opportunity for fellows to learn the approach to a variety of routine and complex hematopathology cases. Our busy reference flow cytometry laboratory ensures comprehensive and in-depth knowledge of flow cytometry immunophenotyping, to include the workup of leukemia/lymphoma, minimal residual disease assessment, and paroxysmal nocturnal haemoglobinuria (PNH) testing.

The completion of the program fulfills the requirements for board certification in Hematopathology, and prepares the fellow for a career in either academic or non-academic practice.

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 graded 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: