Hematopathology Fellowship Program

About our Hematopathology Fellowship Program
The Hematopathology Fellowship Program at City of Hope is a two-year program primarily designed for fellows interested in academic hematopathology.  Supporting one of the largest bone marrow transplantation programs in the United States, and enjoying an active consultation service, the division evaluates more than 3,000 diagnostic specimens involving peripheral blood, bone marrow, lymph nodes and extranodal biopsies each year.  Multiparameter studies are emphasized, including analyses by morphology, immunohistochemistry, flow cytometry, and cytogenetic and molecular techniques, all supported by active in-house laboratories.  The first fellowship year is ACGME-accredited and focuses on diagnostic hematopathology.  Didactic lectures, slide seminars, patient care conferences, research meetings, and journal club are part of the educational experience.  During the second year, fellows continue their research projects and participate as junior staff in independent hematopathology case signout within the division, preparing them for academic careers.

Contact Information
City of Hope Medical Center
Hematopathology Coordinator- Department of Pathology
1500 E. Duarte Rd.
Duarte, CA 91010
Phone (626) 256-4673  ext. 62456
Program Faculty
Dennis Weisenburger, M.D., Department Chair
Karl Gaal, M.D., Fellowship Program Director
Patricia Aoun, M.D., Division Chief, Clinical Pathology
Young Kim, M.D., Staff Hematopathologist
Joo Song, M.D., Hematopathologist
Bharat Nathwani, M.D., Consultation Practice Director, Hematopathologist
John Chan, M.D., Research Hematopathologist

Candidates must be in good standing in an ACGME accredited program in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, (or equivalent program in Canada recognized by American Board of Pathology), and be eligible for Pathology Boards and a California medical license upon completion of residency training.

Positions and Application Process
Up to 3 ACGME accredited positions are available each year.  For positions beginning in July, please send a brief cover letter, three (3) reference letters, and C.V. (or standardized fellowship application) at least a year and a half in advance (e.g. by September 2014 for a July 2016 start date) to:
City of Hope Medical Center
Attn: Guadalupe Valenzuela
Hematopathology Coordinator - Department of Pathology
1500 E. Duarte Rd.
Duarte, CA  91010
Phone (626) 256-4673 ext. 62456