Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Pathology

McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University Hematopathology Fellowship Program

The Hematopathology Division of the Department of Pathology at Northwestern University has one opening for one-year fellowship positions starting July 1, 2018.

The fellowship program includes both diagnostic and investigative hematopathology.  It is designed to give the fellow in depth experience in the complete spectrum of diagnostic hematopathology including bone marrow biopsies and aspirates, lymph node pathology, blood smears, laboratory hematology, body fluids, hemoglobinopathies, and coagulation. The fellows will gain experience in ancillary studies including flow cytometry, immunohistochemistry, cytogenetics/FISH, and molecular diagnostics, including next generation sequencing, and will learn how to integrate these data into the final report.

There are two core rotations in the fellowship. The Hematology/Bone Marrow rotation includes interpretation of blood smears, hemoglobin electrophoresis, and bone marrow aspirates and biopsies. The other core rotation includes lymph node, solid tissue and body fluid workup and interpretation.  During these rotations the fellow gains expertise in the processing, triaging, analysis, and interpretation of samples from the time they are received in the laboratory to the final written report.  Interpretation includes morphology, flow cytometry, immunohistochemistry, cytochemistry, cytogenetics/FISH, and molecular data.  In addition to the core rotations, the fellows have separate rotations to gain in-depth experience in pediatric hematopathology, dermatopathology, flow cytometry, coagulation, cytogenetics, and molecular diagnostics.

The hematopathology fellows play a central role in the clinical and educational activities of the Hematopathology Division.  They work closely with the clinicians, acting as a consultant to house staff and attending physicians of the Division of Hematology/Oncology, and as mentor/teacher/consultant to Pathology residents.  The fellows coordinate, attend, and participate in several clinical and didactic conferences.  These include two weekly clinical case conferences held with the Hematology/Oncology Division, monthly journal clubs, didactic lectures and microscope sessions, the Cytogenetics/Molecular Pathology conference, and a weekly conference for residents and staff in clinical pathology. 

The fellows participate in the quality assurance activities within the department. The fellows are also required to participate in translational research projects in collaboration with the hematopathology faculty and are encouraged to present their data at national conferences and publish in peer-reviewed journals. 


The candidate must be Board eligible or certified in either clinical pathology or clinical and anatomic pathology; combined training is preferred.


The stipend is commensurate with the PGY year of training and previous training and experience.

Application Process:

Prepare the following items in an application package:

Submit application package via email to Address letters of reference to:

Nabeel R. Yaseen, MD, PhD

Professor of Pathology

Division of Hematopathology

Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Feinberg Pavilion, Room 7-216

251 E Huron Street

Chicago, IL 60611

Program Director

Nabeel Yaseen, MD, PhD

Program Faculty
Amir Behdad, MD
Juehua Gao, MD, PhD
Paul Lindholm, MD
LoAnn C. Peterson, MD
Yanming Zhang, MD
Kristy Wolniak, MD, PhD
Yi-Hua Chen, MD
Qing Chen, MD, PhD

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