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Recruitment Period: June 1st - September 30th

Education / Graduate Medical Education / Prospective Fellows / Hematopathology Fellowship Program

Comprehensive. Engaged. Individualized.


Andrew Evans, M.D., Ph.D,

Program Director

Program Highlights

This one-year, ACGME-accredited program provides an opportunity to work with a team of fully subspecialized hematopathologists, alongside other world-renowned colleagues in hematology/oncology at URMC and the Wilmot Cancer Institute.

  • Begun in 2007, we’ve trained more than a dozen highly successful graduates who have gone on to careers in academics, private practice, and industry.  Our philosophy is to optimize the learning environment by giving trainees complete responsibility for diagnostic workup in a supportive environment where attending faculty are immediately on-hand and/or at the microscope, and their doors are always open.
  • This works wonderfully for trainee education and continuity of patient care. 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. We provide ample opportunities and support for academic projects if trainees want to pursue these.

Virtual Interviews - We recognize this is an important time in your professional training – when you will continue to grow personally and professionally, expand your skills and develop plans for your future career. Your safety is a top priority. We are committed to helping you navigate your application process during these unprecedented times. Our faculty and administrative teams are available and will ensure that information is relayed to you in a manner that allows you to make an informed and thoughtful decision. View application information.

More About the Program Strengths

Our Fellowship - Bone Marrow /Biopsy Numbers


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Heme Molecular Sign Out Cases

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Case Mix

Our Hematopathology Unit sees over 4,000 cases per year, including more than 300 lymph nodes, 2,300 blood/bone marrows, and upwards of 500 consults from outside institutions


A comprehensive but flexible curriculum. Fellows can engage in scholarly activities, sub-specialty labs, and learn specialist skills

Learning Support

To ensure that the fellows achieve all that they can during this year, we have a created monthly “mileposts” for self-evaluation



Looking to foster close working relationships between trainees and faculty, the hematopathology unit's newly renovated space is located immediately adjacent to the Flow Cytometry laboratory. To promote an optimal learning environment, the fellows’ office is adjacent to the signout area, the flow cytometry lab, as well as the offices of Drs. Burack, Evans, and Bennett.

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What our fellows say...

"I chose URMC for my fellowship training for the experienced faculty group, well recognized nationally and internationally, in addition to the wide variety of cases and great teaching.

The best feature of the fellowship training is the friendly atmosphere between faculty, trainees, technologists and the clinical team."

Hani Katerji, MD

Current Resident