Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine.
Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine

Selective Pathology: Hematopathology

Pathology Residency Program

Hematopathology Fellowship and Selective Hematopathology Fellowship


Houston Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas, an affiliate of Weill Medical College of Cornell University, offers two ACGME accredited hematopathology fellowship and selective hematopathology fellowship. Houston Methodist Hospital is a 1,000-bed hospital located in the heart of the Texas Medical Center, offering a full range of services from primary to tertiary care, including a multi-organ transplant center, cell and gene therapy and cancer center.

The Department offers a one-year fellowship in hematopathology. Fellows will have 2 months of rotation at MD Anderson Cancer Center. Training will include experience in bone marrow and lymph node pathology, immunophenotyping by flow cytometry and immunohistochemistry, molecular diagnostics, coagulation and other area of laboratory hematology. There are specific rotations in cytogenetics, molecular genetics, and pediatric hematology. Fellows present conferences and teach pathology residents, medical students and clinical fellows.

The Department also offers a one-year fellowship in selective hematopathology. Training will focus 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.  Near the end of the fellowship, 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-Art technologies, such as cDNA microarray, 8-color flow cytometry, and fluorescence-activated cell sorting are available for fellow interested in pursuing academic career.


Completion of residency training in CP or AP/CP. Must hold or be eligible for a Texas Physician In Training Permit or Licensure.


Commensurate with 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:

Youli Zu, M.D, Ph.D.
Houston Methodist Hospital Department of Pathology
6565 Fannin, M227
Houston, TX 77030
Phone: (713) 441-3496
Fax: (713) 441-3489
Email: ljozwiak@houstonmethodist.org