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Graduate Medical Education (GME): Hematopathology

Fellowship Program Director: Stefania Pittaluga, MD, PhD

The Hematopathology Section of the Laboratory of Pathology, National Cancer Institute (NCI) offers a fully ACGME accredited fellowship in hematopathology, which provides broad exposure to the diagnostic and investigative aspects of neoplastic hematopathology. Material is derived principally from an active inhouse treatment program for both adult and pediatric hematologic malignancies. In addition, approximately over 2000 challenging cases are submitted in consultation each year. The Hematopathology Section collaborates with the Clinical Services of the NCI, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in both clinical management and research.

Program Structure
Participation in research is an intrinsic component of the fellowship program. Fellows have an opportunity to pursue laboratory interests related to experimental hematopathology and immunology. These investigations include the immunologic, functional, and molecular aspects of human leukemia and lymphoma. Appointments are for a period of two years, with extension available. In the first year, fellows focus primarily on clinical rotations, fulfilling the ACGME requirements to qualify for the Board Certification examination in Hematopathology. In the second year, the majority of time is available for research.

Our program is integrated with the Hematology Department of the NIH Clinical Center, where fellows receive training in bone marrow pathology and laboratory hematology. Further exposure to laboratory hematology and bone marrow pathology is provided through elective rotations at George Washington University Hospital Children’s National Medical Center. Enhanced exposure to hematopathology and flow cytometry is also obtained through an elective rotation at Johns Hopkins University Medical Center.

Additional Information
For additional information, please visit the NCI Center for Cancer Research Laboratory of Pathology and the NCI Center for Cancer Research Hematopathology.

Application Information
Apply to this program through the NIH Graduate Medical Education Application System.

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This page last updated on 05/21/2021

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