Fellowships

The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at UTHealth offers three fellowships.

Blood Banking/Transfusion Medicine Fellowship

  • One year ACGME-accredited fellowship in transfusion medicine offering training at Memorial Hermann Hospital-TMC (MHH-TMC).
  • Fellows rotate through:
    • Hemotherapy: Innovative clinical consultative service for the Heart and Vascular Institute. Fellows serve as interventional blood banking consultants as part of a multidisciplinary care team for patients with complex bleeding and coagulopathy issues.
    • Therapeutic apheresis: Consultative service providing direct patient care including plasmapheresis, RBC exchanges, photopheresis, plateletpheresis, leukoreduction, and therapeutic phlebotomies.
    • Bloodbank: Our reference lab is one of the largest in Southeast Texas. This rotation provides extensive experience in interpreting antibody panels, working up transfusion reactions, investigating blood compatibility/incompatibility issues, and monitoring component usage.
    • Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center: Provides donor exposure in one of the largest community blood donation centers in the US as well as cellular therapy and immunohematology training.
    • MD Anderson Cancer Center Human Leukocyte Antigen (HLA) Lab: Provides education on anti-HLA antibody testing, C1q-fixing HLA antibody assay, killer cell immunoglobulin-like receptors (KIR) typing, platelet refractory panel and cytokine panel Luminex analysis.
  • We welcome candidates from a variety of disciplines including: pathology, hematology/oncology, anesthesia, pediatrics, critical care, and internal medicine.

Fellowship Director

Hlaing Tint, MD


Cardiovascular Pathology Fellowship

  • One or two year fellowship in clinical and experimental Cardiovascular Pathology.
  • UTHealth is a leading center of research in atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, aortic aneurysm, heart failure and myocardial stem cell biology as well as heart transplant.
  • Fellows participate in case sign out, autopsy service, research programs and other scholarly activities related to teaching and research.
  • The fellowship also offers opportunity for interactions at the Texas Heart Institute and the Harris County Medical Examiner’s Office.
  • Interested applicants should send CV and names of 3 references to the fellowship director.

Fellowship Director

L. Maximilian Buja, M.D.


Renal Pathology Fellowship

  • UTHealth has a high volume renal pathology service which receives samples from multiple hospitals throughout the Houston region.
  • Fellows in renal pathology spend approximately 80% of time on clinical work and 20% in research.
  • Clinical duties include participation in signing out renal cases including native and transplant cases. Teaching is primarily case-based, via one-on-one tutorials and is supplemented by readings, conferences and regular interactions with other faculty.
  • Fellows take primary responsibility for cases under the supervision of senior pathologists.
  • Interested applicants may send a CV and 3 references to the fellowship director.

Fellowship Director

Amanda Tchakarov, MD