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.
Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Pathology Fellowship
- One or two year fellowship in clinical and investigative Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Pathology.
- UTHealth is a leading center of clinical practice and research in cardiac, vascular and lung diseases, as well as heart and lung 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.
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.