Hematopathology Clinical Fellowship Program

Hematopathology Environment

The Division of Hematopathology includes eight full time faculty and three hematopathology fellows and/or instructors. The Division is responsible for a lymph node/solid tissue hematopathology service, an adult bone marrow service, a pediatric bone marrow service, a flow cytometry laboratory, a special hematology testing laboratory and the hematology portion of a large automated testing laboratory. The Division also includes funded research laboratories. Facilities include state-of-the-art instrumentation and informatics support. Most of the faculty offices, the fellows office, sign-out areas, bone marrow laboratory, and secretarial support are now located in a recently renovated wing of Presbyterian Univrsity Hospital, the flagship teaching facility of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. In addition, fellows have rotations in the Division of Molecular Diagnostics, in the Clinical Cytogenetics Laboratory and with the health center's experts in Coagulation. The division also utilizes the Department's extensive immunohistology laboratory and research immunohistology/in-situ hybridization laboratory.

The Division handles material from UPMC Presbyterian/Montefiore, UPMC Shadyside, the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Center, the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh and from other institutions in the region. Volumes of bone marrow examinations, solid tissue specimens, and interpretive as well as other flow cytometric studies are substantial and increasing.

Research activities are concentrated in multiparameter studies of lymphomas and post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorders, in molecular hematopathology and white cell function studies. Faculty and fellows participate in national and international meetings.

The Division is also involved in multiple weekly conferences as well as in the training of pathology residents, clinical hematology/oncology fellows and medical students.