selective pathology:

Houston Methodist, an affiliate of Weill Medical College of Cornell University, offers two Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)-accredited fellowships in hematopathology. Located in the Texas Medical Center, Houston Methodist offers a full range of services from primary to tertiary care, including a multi-organ transplant center, cell and gene therapy and cancer center.

Hematopathology Fellowship
The hematopathology fellowship is a one-year program that provides training and experience in bone marrow and lymph node pathology, immunophenotyping by flow cytometry and immunohistochemistry, molecular diagnostics, coagulation, and other areas of laboratory hematology. There are specific rotations in cytogenetics, molecular genetics, and pediatric hematology. A two-month rotation will be completed at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. During the fellowship, fellows will present conferences and teach pathology residents, medical students and clinical fellows.

Selective Hematopathology Fellowship
The selective hematopathology fellowship is a one-year program that provides training focused on technical and research applications in the areas of immunophenotyping by flow cytometry, immunohistochemistry, molecular diagnostics and cytogenetics. There are specific rotations in cytogenetics, molecular genetics and flow cytometry. Toward the end of the program, the fellow will also rotate through clinical service for review of bone marrow and lymph node histopathology.

Note: This selective hematopathology fellowship does not confer board eligibility in hematopathology.

For both fellowships, it is anticipated that an area of research interest will be identified early in the fellowship and that one or more clinical research projects will be completed during the training. State-of-the-art technologies, such as cDNA microarray, 8-color flow cytometry and fluorescence-activated cell sorting, are available for fellows interested in pursuing an academic career.

Completion of residency training in CP or AP/CP. Applicants must hold or be eligible for a Texas Physician in Training Permit or licensure.

Stipends are commensurate with the level of training.

Deadline for applying is January 31st of the year prior to the intended fellowship year, which begins July 1st. Application inquiries are to be directed to the Department of Pathology:

Youli Zu, MD, PhD
Houston Methodist Hospital Department of Pathology
6565 Fannin St., M227
Houston, TX 77030
Tel. 713.441.3496
Fax: 713.441.3489

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