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Hematopathology Fellowship - 2021-2022 (Banner University Medical Center - Tucson)


Hematopathology Fellowship - 2021-2022

The Department of Pathology of the University of Arizona College of Medicine/Banner University Medical Center - Tucson (BUMC-T) offers a 1 year, ACGME-accredited Fellowship in Hematopathology, to start July 1, 2021. The fellowship emphasizes academic diagnostic hematopathology. There is a strong tradition of excellence in Hematopathology at the University of Arizona, supporting adult and pediatric hematology and oncology (including bone marrow transplants), the regional Hemophilia Center and solid organ transplant programs. We are recognized as a regional Hematopathology referral center for the Southwest and as an active participant in the Southwest Oncology Group.

Training includes acquisition of diagnostic skills for benign and neoplastic hematologic disorders in both adults and children. The fellow has exposure to a wide variety of specimens including blood, bone marrow, lymph nodes, and body fluids. The clinical service includes evaluation of any tissues involved by hematolymphoid neoplasms. The fellow will become proficient in applying various techniques for the diagnosis of hematopoietic disorders including flow cytometry (8-color), immunohistochemistry, interpretation of genetic testing (FISH, karyotypes, NGS); other techniques used include automated hematology and special coagulation. The fellow is involved in review of complex coagulation testing and generating patient-specific narrative interpretations. Exposure to laboratory administration and leadership is part of the training. With attainment of knowledge, the fellow is given gradual increase in responsibility to become a competent and independent hematopathologist. Another component of the fellowship involves overseeing and teaching pathology residents and medical students. The fellow is expected to be a key part of the hematopathology team that bridges clinical and laboratory medicine.

Estimated Case Volumes:
Bone marrows: 600-800/year
Surgical pathology (hematolymphoid neoplasms): 300-500/year

Faculty Highlights (in addition to expertise in Hematopathology):
Dr. Deborah Fuchs: Medical director of Coagulation; UA College of Medicine Lifetime Educator Award recipient.
Dr. Maria Proytcheva: Expert in pediatric hematopathology and editor of Pediatric
Hematopathologybook, the go-to resource for this subspecialty (2nd edition coming soon!). Also boarded in transfusion medicine. Medical director of Banner UMC-Tucson laboratory.
Dr. Catherine Spier: Medical director of HLA and Hematopathology
Dr. Candace Reveles: Our newest faculty member! Competed Stanford Hematopathology fellowship in 2020.
University of Arizona/Banner University Medical Center Tucson offer a competitive salary and benefits package. The opportunities for recreational and educational activities along with a sunny and thriving desert climate are very attractive features. We are an EEO/AA employer.

Applicants: Submit a University of Arizona application, a current curriculum vitae, a personal statement, and three recommendation letters to:

Deborah Fuchs, MO
Director, Hematopathology Fellowship Program University of Arizona College of Medicine Department of Pathology
P.O.Box 245108
1501 N. Campbell Avenue Tucson, AZ 85724-5108