Hematopathology Fellowship

Comprehensive. Engaged. Individualized.


This one-year, ACGME-accredited program, began in 2007 and has had nine highly successful trainees. Our philosophy is to provide trainees with an optimal learning environment by giving them complete responsibility for diagnostic workup. This works wonderfully for trainee and patient alike with the trainees knowing that the attendings’ doors are always open. We expect the fellows to “take ownership” of the hematopathology service: it is theirs to shape for a year. There are rotating students and residents, and the fellow functions as the chief resident for this team. Working within a large academic referral center that is simultaneously a general hospital, this program offers training in all aspects of diagnostic hematopathology.  While the focus is on morphologic based diagnosis of lymphomas and leukemias, our model of diagnostic practice is holistic with all flow cytometry, molecular, cytogenetic and other results integrated into a single diagnostic report for which the fellow is responsible. 

Ultimately, our goal is to ensure that our fellows are highly competent diagnostically. We look to support our fellows as they hone the intellectual tools and habits necessary to excel in practice and stay abreast of new developments in this quickly evolving field. 

W. Richard Burack, M.D., Ph.D.

Recruitment Period September 16th - January 10th


Jacklyn R. Cappel, MD

Why Hematopathology at URMC? "We have the opportunity to train with some of the best hematologists in the world. The enthusiasm of all our attendings makes for a very positive work environment."