Hematopathology Fellowship

This fully accredited fellowship offers one year of intensive instruction in all areas of Hematopathology. An optional second year is available to qualified trainees with emphasis on research and independent sign out experience. One fellow is chosen each year.

This is a balanced program in diagnostic, anatomic and clinical hematopathology, tailored to fit the needs and interests of the fellow. Clinical material is from the Lombardi Cancer Center, a NIH-funded comprehensive cancer facility of Georgetown Hospital. In excess of 500 bone marrow biopsies and aspirations are performed annually, and more than 250 adult and pediatric lymphoma patients are followed by the Lombardi Cancer Center physicians. Research opportunities are available in collaboration with researchers at the Lombardi Cancer Center.

The one-year program consists of nine months of integrated hematopathology rotations, one month of molecular genetics/cytogenetics, one month of coagulation and general hematology laboratory, and one month of elective time. The fellowship program aims to provide trainees with a solid and broad approach to the fundamentals of contemporary hematopathology which deals with diseases affecting the hematopoietic system. While encompassing the basics of a traditional morphologic and histologic framework, the primary philosophy is to ensure that the trainee will graduate with an integrated knowledge of all facets of cutting-edge diagnostic strategies, including the appropriate utility of immunophenotypic and molecular diagnostic tools as they pertain to hematopathologic diagnoses. Thus, the main educational goal is to acquire the necessary skills in the examination and interpretation of bone marrow, blood, lymph node, body fluid, and spleen cytology, histopathology, cytochemistry, immunohistochemistry, flow cytometry and cytogenetics in order to arrive at a final diagnosis.

The trainee is responsible for the day-to-day management of all the bone marrow and lymph node cases, including supervision of residents and medical students. The trainee is on-call to examine surgical pathology specimens that might require evaluation for hematopoietic pathology. The trainee also serves as a consultant to the routine acute-care hematology laboratory.

Program Director: 
Metin Ozdemirli, MD, PhD
Director, Hematopathology

Application & Requirements: 
Applicants should have an MD or DO degree and be board-eligible in anatomic and/or clinical pathology.

Please send a cover letter, standardized College of American Pathology fellowship application, personal statement, three letters of recommendation, current CV and ECFMG certification (if applicable) to:

Allison Jones
Program Coordinator
Georgetown University Hospital 
Department of Pathology
Medical Dental Building, SW211
3900 Reservoir Road NW
Washington, DC 20007
202-687-7020 phone