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Program Director and Fellows

A comprehensive and flexible curriculum designed for individual success

  • Nine month focus on diagnostics of lymphoma and leukemia
  • Three months of flexible scheduling that might include: scholarly activities, in-depth experience in sub-specialty labs
  • Primary responsibility for at least 600 marrows and 300 lymph nodes
  • Direct rotating residents and students
  • Daily flow cytometric analysis
  • Weekly Case Conference covering flow cytometry gating and molecular/heme correlation case discussions
  • Monthly mileposts self-evaluations and discussions with program director

Consideration may be given to other program focuses for the remaining time.

For trainees interested in a career in academia, our fellowship program provides opportunities to participate in ongoing projects producing data that can be used for job interviews by January of the fellowship year.

Clinical Cases

Care of both adults and children with hematologic malignancies is a particular strength of the University of Rochester Medical Center.  The adult lymphoma program is nationally prominent and draws patients from a wide geographic area including many patients with unusual pathologic finding. The University of Rochester Medical Center/Strong Memorial Hospital have about 1,000 inpatient beds and over 40,000 admissions annually. There is an ample supply of routine node and marrow biopsies appropriate for training. The UR Medical Center serves patients’ needs as a community hospital delivering traditional and established medical care services as well as highly specialized and advanced medical treatments. The marrow transplant program performed about 100 transplants in 2012.  About 10% of all specimens seen by the hematopathology service are from children. Part of the UR Medical Center, Golisano Children’s Hospital is the largest pediatric facility in Upstate New York, and is the only pediatric marrow transplant program in Upstate New York.