Hematopathology Fellowship Program

The Hematopathology Division of the Department of Pathology at Northwestern University has two opening for a one-year fellowship position starting July 1, 2020.

The fellowship program covers both diagnostic and investigative hematopathology. It is designed to give the fellow in depth experience in hematopathology-including bone marrow aspirates and biopsies, lymph node pathology, blood smears, laboratory hematology, body fluids, hemoglobinopathies, and coagulation. The fellows will gain experience in ancillary studies, including flow cytometry, immunohistochemistry, cytogenetics / FISH, and molecular diagnostics, such as next generation sequencing, and will learn how to integrate thesis data into the final report.

There are two core rotations in the fellowship. The Hematology / Bone Marrow rotation includes interpretation of blood smears, hemoglobin electrophoresis, and bone marrow aspirates and biopsies. The other core rotation includes lymph node, solid tissue and body fluid workup and interpretation. During the thesis rotations fellow gains expertise in the processing, triaging, analysis, and interpretation of samples from the time they are received in the laboratory to the final written report. Interpretation includes morphology, flow cytometry, immunohistochemistry, cytochemistry, cytogenetics / FISH, and molecular data.  In addition to the core rotations, the fellows have separate rotations to gain in-depth experience in pediatric hematopathology, dermatopathology, flow cytometry, coagulation, cytogenetics, and molecular diagnostics.

The Hematopathology fellows play a central role in the clinical and educational activities of the Hematopathology Division. They work closely with the clinicians, acting as a consultant to staff and attending physicians of the Division of Hematology / Oncology, and as a mentor / teacher / consultant to Pathology residents. The fellows coordinate, attend, and participate in several at clinical and didactic conferences. These include the Hearing and Hearing Department of the Hematology / Oncology Division, monthly journal clubs, didactic lectures and microscope sessions, the Cytogenetics / Molecular Pathology Conference and clinical pathology.

The fellows participate in the quality assurance activities within the department. The fellows are required to participate in research projects in collaboration with the faculty and Hematopathology. They are encouraged to present their data at national conferences and publish in peer-reviewed journals.

The candidate must be certified or eligible Board in either clinical pathology or clinical and anatomic pathology; combined training is preferred.

The stipend is commensurate with the PGY year of training and previous training and experience.

Application Process:
Prepare the Following items in an application package:

• CurrentCV
• Personal Statement
• Three letters of recommendation
• USMLE scores 1, 2, and 3

Submit application package by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Address letters of reference to: Nabeel R. Yaseen, MD, PhD
Professor of Pathology
Division of Hematopathology
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Feinberg Pavilion, Room 7-216
251st E Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60611