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.
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.