Florida, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Jackson Memorial Health System
Opening for 2019-2020 and 2020-2021
Description: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
Our division provides excellent and diverse materials for the education of our clinical fellows. In addition to learning to interpret a variety of neoplastic hematopathology cases, our fellows can also help with development and oversight of clinical laboratory testing, and learn to interpret the multiple laboratory tests performed in the evaluation of patients with hematological diseases, manage laboratory testing from quality perspectives, as well as participate in a variety of clinicopathologic conferences where integration of clinical, radiographic and pathologic findings are discussed. Our weekly didactic sessions and case review seminars additionally provide an avenue to update and review medical knowledge. Clinical and basic research laboratories also exist for fellows interested in research activities.
The Division of Hematopathology is also directly responsible for all the diagnostic hematopathology at Jackson Health System, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center (SCCC/UMHC), UMH and Bascom Palmer. In addition to diagnostic lymph node/tissue and adult and pediatric bone morrow services, Hematopathology provides the medical direction for two Clinical Flow Cytometry Laboratories, a molecular laboratory, a bone marrow laboratory and the general hematology laboratories at UMH and UMHC.
Requirements: Applicant must be Board eligible or certified in Anatomic/Clinical Pathology or Anatomic
Stipends: Commensurate with the applicant's year of postgraduate training.
Staff: 4 dedicated full hematopathology faculty (Drs. Jennifer Chapman, Francis Ikpatt, Yi Zhou, Francisco Vega)
Applications: 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.
Dr Francis Ikpatt M.D
Division of Hematopathology
Department of Pathology
University of Miami/Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
1400 NW 12th Avenue, Suite 4070C
Miami, FL 33136
Rolanda Wade Shumeev