Hematopathology Fellowship

The Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, NC, is looking to fill unexpected open position for a Hematopathology Fellow for the academic year of 1 July 2019 - 30 June 2020.

The ACGME accredited Hematopathology Fellowship training program at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center (WFBMC) is a one-year program offered to provide comprehensive training experience in all aspects of hematology/hematopathology, including diagnostic testing, multi-level teaching and an understanding of the principles of biomedical research, and to prepare fellows for tertiary care practice with the ability to manage a large clinical hematology hospital laboratory.

The program emphasizes the use of a multiparameter diagnostic approach to Hematopathology.  Fundamental microscopic pathology of hematopoietic diseases is combined with the interpretation and oversight of ancillary diagnostic methods, including both phenotypic studies (cytochemistry, immunohistochemistry, and flow cytometry), and genotypic analyses (in situ hybridization, PCR analyses, conventional cytogenetics techniques, fluorescence in situ hybridization, and real-time PCR).  Towards this end, the fellow will be exposed to the full range of hematopathology including bone marrow biopsy and aspirate morphology (2000/year), lymph node biopsy interpretation (350/year), body fluid and peripheral blood smear morphology (>500/year), flow cytometric immunophenotyping (>2500/year), immunohistochemistry, molecular pathology, and coagulation.  

A major focal point of the program is the pathologist-clinician relationship and the critical nature of information exchange regarding the diagnosis, treatment, and evaluation of the effectiveness of therapy in the management of patients with hematologic disease. The fellow trainee will be part of the consultative core of the diagnostic and therapeutic team caring for patients with our clinical Hematology/Oncology faculty at the WFBMC Comprehensive Cancer Center.

The fellowship program is based solely within the Hematopathology Section of the Department of Pathology, with all principal training laboratories located on the WFBMC campus.  The program has close ties with WFBMC Pathology residency program and the WFU School of Medicine.  The fellow is thus given significant responsibility for teaching students and house staff, and presenting at both intradepartmental and multidisciplinary conferences in collaboration with other WFBMC clinical departments. The diverse program faculty has subspecialty expertise in the full breadth of diagnostic and investigational hematopathology, and are enthusiastically committed to education and training. 

The fellowship is available to qualified, licensed pathologists who have satisfactorily completed their Board eligibility requirements for anatomic pathology (AP) or anatomic and clinical pathology (AP/CP). Candidates need to be eligible for and able to obtain North Carolina Medical License.  Interested applicants must submit a current curriculum vita, a personal statement, and three letters of recommendation.

We look forward to having you join us to experience a busy and productive year as you devote your time exclusively to an intensive study in hematopathology.

Additional information is available at:  https://www.wakehealth.edu/School/Pathology/Fellowship/Hematopathology.htm

Michael W. Beaty, MD
Director, Hematopathology Fellowship Program
Department of Pathology
Wake Forest School of Medicine
Medical Center Boulevard
Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27157-1072
Tel: 336-716-7014
Fax: 336-716-7595
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