Fellowship in Hematopathology

UNEXPECTED Opening for July 2018

The Vanderbilt University Medical Center Hematopathology Fellowship Program has an unexpected opening for a one-year fellowship starting July 2018 that includes adult and pediatric hematopathology, flow cytometry, cytogenetics, and molecular pathology as well as coagulation, wet hematology, and benign hematology.

Vanderbilt is at the very cutting edge of incorporating advanced diagnostics into patient care. Through innovative technological interfaces with the electronic medical record, the hematopathologist can quickly review a patient’s history and previous lab results to direct the entire panel of lab tests that need to be ordered for every patient receiving a bone marrow biopsy. Once the results from the cytogenetic, molecular and flow cytometry reports are available, they are incorporated into an over-arching comprehensive report that includes not only diagnostic information but also specifies prognosis and optimal methods for minimal residual disease detection. This suite of services integrating the ordering and interpretation of morphologic and laboratory data is the Diagnostic Management Team (DMT). Through the hematologic malignancy DMT project, the pathologist guides clinical decision-making and effective test utilization in diagnosing and treating hematologic disorders.

The division evaluates approximately 5,400 Hematopathology cases including 3,000 in-house bone marrows, 550 in-house tissue biopsies, 1,000 body fluids, and 1,100 consults/ referrals, as well as over 5,000 flow cytometry cases per year from Vanderbilt Hospital and Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt and an additional 900 morphology cases and nearly 1,000 flow cytometry cases per year from the VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System.

To apply, please submit application*, cover letter, CV, and 3 letters of recommendation (sent directly from the letter writer), via email to:

Holly Spann, Administrative Assistant (email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) 

*Application and pertinent information can be found at http://www.mc.vanderbilt.edu/root/pdfs/gme/hsapplic.doc

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