Hematopathology Fellowship

Description: A one-year, ACGME-accredited comprehensive fellowship in Hematopathology, with training in interpretation of peripheral blood and body fluid smears, bone marrow biopsies, lymph node biopsies, and specialized testing for benign hematologic disorders, including hemoglobin analysis.  In addition, there is a flow cytometry lab with an extensive panel menu.  Fellows also have interaction with in-house Genetic and Molecular labs (including NGS), allowing for a “360-degree” analysis of malignant hematology cases, with incorporation of the latest guidelines for diagnosis and prognostication using state of the art genetic and molecular testing.  

At our tertiary referral center, a wide range of both benign and neoplastic hematologic diseases is seen, including diseases found in specialized populations such as neonates, pediatrics/young adults, and bone marrow transplant patients.

The fellowship also includes instruction in lab management and opportunity for research projects.  Presentation of projects at national meetings is strongly encouraged.

Approximate Yearly Volumes: 

Peripheral blood smear/body fluid review ~7,000
Bone marrow biopsies ~2,200
Tissues specimens for lymphoma work up ~1,000

Requirements: Board eligibility or certification in AP and/or CP, with completion of an ACGME-accredited residency.

Types and Numbers of Appointments: One Fellowship per year.

Stipends: The stipend is based on the applicant's postgraduate level.

Program director: Rose Beck, MD, PhD

Applications: Applications should be sent by Jul 1st for fellowship beginning July 1st of the following year. Please submit a current CV, CAP Fellowship application, and 2-3 letters of reference to:

Ms. Ashley Hlavacik, Program Coordinator
Department of Pathology
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
11100 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44106

Tel: 216.844.3697
Fax: 216.201.5354
E-mail: ashley.hlavacik@uhhospitals.org