The Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL has an unexpected opening for the position of Hematopathology Fellow for the academic year of July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020.
The ACGME accredited hematopathology fellowship is a one-year program designed to provide eligibility for the American Board of Pathology subspecialty examination in hematology. It is available to qualified, licensed pathologists who are board-eligible or board-certified diplomates of the American Board of Pathology in anatomic and/or clinical pathology. The program is designed to complement the existing Residency Training Program in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology within the Department of Pathology. The fellow will be exposed to the full range of hematopathology including bone marrow biopsy and aspirate morphology, lymph node biopsy interpretation, body fluid and peripheral blood smear morphology, flow cytometric immunophenotyping, immunohistochemistry, molecular pathology, and coagulation. Hematopathology faculty members and the hematopathology fellow work in close collaboration with our clinical hematology/oncology faculty at the Cardinal Bernadin Cancer Center to provide a comprehensive, integrated learning experience.
As the diagnostic consultants in a robust multidisciplinary leukemia & lymphoma treatment team at Loyola, we read over 1200 bone marrow specimens including 150-200 lymph node biopsy specimens over a year. Marrow biopsy, aspirate and flow cytometry data are typically integrated at the same time before finalizing marrow and flow reports. Apart from bone marrow flow cytometry, we process over 500 peripheral blood flow cytometry specimens yearly. Notably, Loyola Medicine is a prominent hematopoietic stem cell transplant center and our diagnostic services support the evaluation of all post-transplant marrow and flow cytometry specimens, including STR engraftment analysis which are read on the ABI 3500 capillary electrophoresis platform.
The fellow is expected to become proficient, not only in clinical and laboratory evaluations of patients with hematologic disorders, but also in the evaluation of pathologic materials such as blood, bone marrow, and lymph nodes. This will be achieved by longitudinal exposure to clinical material throughout the year with graduated responsibility.
In developing necessary skills, the fellow will have teaching responsibilities which involve the education of pathology and medical residents and technologists in bone marrow morphology, monoclonal antibodies, coagulation, cytochemistry, hemoglobin analysis, molecular pathology, and lymph node pathology. This educational service is invaluable to a state-of-the-art hematology laboratory which functions to serve an active, growing hematology oncology service.
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Candidates need to be eligible for and able to obtain Illinois State Medical License prior to starting the fellowship. Interested candidates should send the completed application along with three letters of support to
Department of Pathology
Building 110, Room 2225
Loyola University Medical Center
2160 S. First Avenue
Maywood, IL 60153