Hematopathology In the Department of Pathology

Hematopathology Fellowship

The Stanford Hematopathology Fellowship includes broad experience in the diagnosis of neoplastic and non-neoplastic hematology specimens. This training includes approximately 2,400 bone marrow and 2,000 lymph node cases annually. Cases are drawn from Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital and Stanford University Hospital, as well as cases submitted in consultation by pathologists and/or oncologists from many parts of the United States and abroad. Fellows gain extensive experience in immunophenotyping of neoplastic hematopathology cases using both flow cytometry and immunohistochemistry, as well as the integrated use of cytogenetic and molecular diagnostic techniques in diagnosis.

The non-neoplastic hematopathology experience includes evaluation of coagulation and red cell disorders. Fellow rotations include the lymph node consultation service, the bone marrow service, molecular genetic and cytogenetics and elective time. Cases are examined individually with a staff of hematopathologists that includes Drs. Daniel Arber, Susan Atwater, Scott Boyd, Dita Gratzinger, Yaso Natkunam, Bob Ohgami, Brent Tan and Roger Warnke, and final diagnostic reports are formulated. Other staff involved in the fellow training includes Drs. Tena Cherry, Iris Schrijver and Jim Zehnder. A multidisciplinary training approach allows the Fellows to integrate and interpret all aspects of diagnostic testing in hematopathology.

Moreover, subject to the approval of the Pathology chair (Stephen Galli, MD), additional funding may be available for qualified fellows, who are graduates of our AP only residency program and who wish to pursue an academic career devoted primarily to extramurally-funded research, to continue their research beyond the period of the formal fellowship.

Fellowship Application Form - Deadline for submitting your 2015 application is December 1, 2013.

Yaso Natkunam, M.D., Ph.D., Director, Hematopathology Fellowship Program
Department of Pathology, Stanford University School of Medicine
300 Pasteur Drive, L235, Stanford, CA 94305-5324
Tel: (650) 725-9354 / Fax: (650) 725-7409
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Current Fellows:

Ryan Johnson, MD, PhD
, University of Wisconsin

Michael Powell, MD,
University of Texas, Medical Branch

Albert Tsai, MD, PhD
, University of Southern California


Former Hematopathology Fellows

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