The Hematopathology section offers a training fellowship program characterized by evidence-based and integrative evaluation of cases in a work-friendly environment. It is designed to create a solid academic foundation and enhance diagnostic skills. The one-year ACGME accredited program fulfills the requirements for board certification in hematopathology. Strong candidates desiring to complete are also encouraged to apply.

Each year, the Hematopathology department receives a generous amount of bone marrow specimens, lymph node and other tissue specimens. We perform cytogenetic tests, molecular diagnostic tests, and flow cytometry immunophenotypic studies with the latest technology. These diverse samples come from our affiliated community hospitals, academic teaching hospitals, and Cancer Center. This volume, combined with three dedicated faculty members, provides a unique learning environment and opportunities for translational research.

The fellow is expected to become proficient in the following areas:

  • Clinical and laboratory evaluation of pathologic materials such as blood, bone marrow and lymph nodes
  • Management of a hematology laboratory
  • Knowledge and skills in light and fluorescent microscopy, bone marrow biopsy, immunohematology, molecular diagnosis, immunophenotyping and tissue culture techniques, cytogenetics, histochemistry, cytochemistry and immunocytochemistry
  • Diagnosis, management and treatment of patients with coagulation disorders
  • Molecular biology as it pertains to hematologic diseases

ACGME Accredited:  Yes
Residents or Fellows per year: 2
Duration: 1 year
Postgraduate Training Required: AP/CP or AP Pathology
U.S. Citizenship Required: No

Hematopathology Team 2017
Our Expert Team
From left to right: Yao-Shan Fan, Offiong Ikpatt, Maureen Cioffi-Lavina, Jennifer Chapman, Francisco Vega, Gerald Byrne, Artur Rangel, and Carmen Casas

Residents/Fellows who have graduated our program in the last 10 years obtained faculty positions at:

  • University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Department of Pathology

Teaching Hospitals

  • Jackson Memorial Hospital (JMH)
  • Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center (SCCC)
  • University of Miami Hospital (UMH)

Applicants should be physicians who are diplomats of the American Board of Pathology in anatomic pathology and clinical pathology, anatomic pathology only or clinical pathology only, or have met the requirements to take the examination.

All applicants should submit:  

  • A personal statement
  • Current curriculum vitae (with telephone or pager number, e-mail address and visa status)
  • Three letters of recommendation

Application Deadline
Applications should be submitted by October 31, 20 months prior to start date.

To download application, please click here.

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.

Jennifer Chapman, M.D.
Director, Hematopathology Fellowship Program
Jackson Memorial Hospital/ University of Miami Hospitals
1400 NW 12th avenue, Room 4076
Miami, FL 33136

Aeelyn I. Urdaneta
Fellowship Program Coordinator
Department of Pathology
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
1611 NW 12 Avenue, Holtz Center, Room 2044
Miami, FL 33136
Phone: 305-585-6194
Fax: 305-585-2598