Hematopathology Fellowship
Name: Guldeep Uppal, MD
Position: Director, Hematopathology Fellowship Program

Program Information

Name: Mildred Figueroa
Position: Administrative Coordinator

117 S. 11th Street
Foerderer Pavilion Building, Room 204
Philadelphia, PA 19107

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The Thomas Jefferson University Hematopathology Fellowship Program is an ACGME-accredited one-year program that encompasses all areas of hematopathology, including bone marrow and lymph node diagnosis and body fluid interpretation. Excellent associated ancillary services, including flow cytometry, immunohistochemistry, molecular diagnostics, and cancer cytogenetics, are available on-site. All diagnostic specimens from Jefferson's hematology/oncology and bone marrow transplantation services are reviewed. The Fellowship experience also includes the clinical hematology laboratory, with routine and special coagulation, hemoglobinopathy diagnostics and options to rotate through Jefferson’s Cardeza Foundation Special Coagulation laboratories, as well as the Sickle Cell Disease Clinic. The fellow receives progressive responsibilities in clinical care and participates and presents in various clinical conferences in the Department of Pathology, Anatomy, & Cell Biology, as well as the Department of Medical Oncology. Candidates with a strong academic interest have ample opportunity to participate in clinical and translational research in the Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory and the many research laboratories throughout the department.

The Thomas Jefferson University Hospital is a 957-bed acute care facility, with a full range of clinical specialties. The Hematopathology Service reviews an annual volume of approximately 1,100 bone marrow samples, 2,800 peripheral blood smears and body fluid smears, 450 lymph node and tissue samples, 200-300 consultations, 2,000 flow cytometries, 1,900 cancer cytogenetics samples, and 2,000 molecular hematopathology samples. The diagnostic specimens encompass a broad spectrum of neoplastic and non-neoplastic bone marrow and lymph node pathology, representative of common hematologic disorders as well as rare diseases. The division maintains a close working relationship with clinical services, including hematologic malignancies, stem cell transplantation, the Cardeza Foundation for hematology, and the Jefferson Sickle Cell Disease Clinic. Specimens and other materials for diagnosis and consultation are received from the Jefferson University Hospital System and many inpatient facilities and outpatient clinics in the greater Philadelphia areas.

Requirement: Candidates must be board-eligible or certified in anatomic and clinical pathology, anatomic pathology, or clinical pathology.