Vanderbilt Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology

Claudio A. Mosse, M.D., Ph.D.
Hematopathology Fellowship Program Director

The Hematopathology Division was started in the early 1970's by Dr. Robert D. Collins. The primary focus of the program is to provide 1) state of the art diagnostic services that integrate morphologic, immunophenotypic, molecular genetic, and ultrastructural studies, 2) resident training in the basics of hematopathology, 3) fellowship training that emphasizes the development of academic hematopathologists, and 4) research opportunities with hematopathology faculty. Current areas of investigation include the molecular basis of leukemias and lymphomas, application of molecular and flow cytometric technology to the diagnosis of hematolymphoid neoplasms, the pathogenesis of myelodysplasia, and the role of extra-cellular matrix receptors in platelet/vascular biology, and the innate immune response. The division offers a one or two year ACGME accredited fellowship which emphasizes diagnostic hematopathology in the first year and research in the second year. Space is available in the divisional core laboratory and in the laboratories of independent investigators for both clinical/translational, as well as basic research projects. The diagnostic immunopathology and molecular genetics laboratories are an integral part of the division and provide opportunities for training and research for both residents and fellows.

The Hematopathology lab evaluates approximately over 5,200 Hematopathology cases including over 2,300 in-house bone marrows, over 1,250 consults and referrals, and over 250 in-house lymph node or tissue biopsies and over 3,400 flow cytometry cases per year from Vanderbilt University Hospital and Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt and an additional 500 morphology cases and 600 flow cytometry cases per year from the VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System. Our group provides service for the Vanderbilt University Hospital, a 670-bed tertiary adult care hospital, the VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System, a 282-bed general purpose hospital, and Vanderbilt's state of the art 216-bed Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt.

For fellowships starting July 1, 2018, applications will be accepted starting July 2016 and interviews will begin in October 2016.

To apply please submit application, 3 letters of recommendation, cover letter, and CV to:

Holly Spann, Administrative Assistant

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology

Hematopathology Division

T3218A MCN

1161 21st Ave. South

Nashville, TN 37232


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