Education : Fellowships

Hematopathology Fellowship

The Hematopathology Fellowship is a one year comprehensive training program covering all aspects of hematopathology, including a wide spectrum of benign and neoplastic disorders in pediatric and adult patients.
Fellows direct the busy bone marrow and lymph node services (approximately 1000 bone marrows and 2000 lymph nodes per year, including many challenging consult cases). Molecular pathology and cytogenetics rotations are mandatory, while research rotations are optional depending on the interests of the trainee.
Training in coagulation and flow cytometry are also integrated into the curriculum.
In addition, fellows are responsible for preparing and presenting a variety of weekly case conferences focused specifically on current leukemia and lymphoma diagnoses in our institution, and for providing instruction to rotating residents and medical students.

The goal of the Hematopathology Fellowship program is to provide advanced training in all areas of hematopathology, from classic morphologic evaluation to diagnostic molecular pathology. In recognition of the ever-changing demands of modern hematopathology, fellows will not only be exposed to state-of-the-art technology, but will develop the expertise necessary to evaluate and implement new methodologies, whether in an academic or community practice setting. The objectives of the program are as follows:

  1. To demonstrate expertise in the morphologic evaluation of a variety of specimens, including peripheral smears, bone marrow aspirates and biopsies, lymph nodes and CSF and body fluids, as well as other hematology related surgical pathology and autopsy materials.
  2. To recognize and institute the appropriate use of ancillary studies such as immunohistochemistry, flow cytometry and cytogenetics, and to understand the principles and practice of these methods.
  3. To demonstrate expertise in hemostasis and thrombosis, by evaluating clinical problems and interpreting laboratory data.
  4. To understand the principles of molecular pathology as they relate to hematolymphoid disorders.
  5. To identify principles of laboratory management as they apply to all areas of hematopathology.

Applicants are expected to have completed the training required for certification in Clinical and Anatomic Pathology by the American Board of Pathology. This requirement may be waived by the Program Director in exceptional cases.

Application: Applications should be submitted by October 31 (20 months prior to start date). Candidates should submit by email the JMH/UM fellowship application, curriculum vitae and three letters of recommendation to the Fellowship Program Director and copy the Fellowship Program Coordinator

Fellowship Program Director
Offiong Francis Ikpatt, M.D.
University of Miami Hospital and Clinics 1400 NW 12th Avenue, FL 33136
E-mail: Offiong Francis Ikpatt, MD

Fellowships Program Coordinator
Tracy Moore, Program Coordinator Pathology Residency Training Program
Department of Pathology
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine/Jackson Memorial Health System
Holtz Children’s Hospital | 1611 NW 12th Ave, 2nd Floor, Suite 2044
Email: Tracy Moore
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