Hematopathology Fellowship

Laboratory Medicine Clinical Fellowship Program

Program Faculty

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Daniel E. Sabath, MD PhD
Director, Hematopathology Clinical Fellowship Program
Associate Professor, Laboratory Medicine
Adjunct Associate Professor, Division of Medical Genetics, Medicine

Xueyan Chen, MD PhD
Acting Assistant Professor, Laboratory Medicine

Feras Ally, MD
Acting Assistant Professor

Sindhu Cherian, MD
Assistant Professor, Laboratory Medicine
Associate Director, Hematopathology Laboratory

Karen Chisholm, MD PhD
Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Washington

Kerstin Edlefsen, MD
Assistant Professor, Laboratory Medicine
Assistant Director, Hematopathology Division
Assistant Director, UWMC Bone Marrow Service

Jonathan Fromm, MD PhD
Associate Professor, Laboratory Medicine
Associate Director, Hematopathology Laboratory, UWMC

Joe Rutledge, MD
Professor, Laboratory Medicine
Director, Seattle Children's Hospital Laboratories

Lorinda Soma, MD
Assistant Professor, Laboratory Medicine

David Wu, MD PhD
Associate Professor, Laboratory Medicine
Associate Director, UW Hematopathology
Director, Molecular Genetic Pathology Fellowship

Min Xu, MD PhD
Assistant Professor, Laboratory Medicine (Seattle Children's)
Clinical Pathologist
Medical Director of Core Laboratory, SCH


Department of Laboratory Medicine


The Hematopathology Fellowship at the University of Washington is an ACGME-accredited one-year program that provides training in the clinical and laboratory diagnosis of hematologic malignancies, hemoglobinopathies and hemolytic syndromes, hemostasis and thrombosis, and general hematology.  Training is provided in all the major diagnostic techniques, including  flow cytometry and clinical molecular diagnosis. The fellowship consists of a structured intensive core rotation through the clinical  areas listed above as well as two months of elective time. A major goal of the fellowship is mastery of a hematopathology area leading to publication in quality journals. The fellowship should prepare the trainee for successful  completion of the hematology examination given by the American Board of Pathology. Trainees who are interested in pursuing a research career are encouraged to spend at least one additional year training and developing a research program. 2 positions/year.

Program Goals and Objectives

Typical Schedule


Applicants are expected to have completed the training required for certification in Clinical and/or Anatomic Pathology by the American Board of Pathology. This requirement may be waived by the Program Director in exceptional cases.

Stipend & Benefits

Appointment is for one year and is subject to renewal for a second year. Salary and benefits are based on the schedule for residents at an equivalent level. Fellows are encouraged to apply for extramural funding if additional years of research training are desired.

For More Information

Dr. Dan Sabath
University of Washington Department of Laboratory Medicine
SCCA Hematopathology G7800
Box 358080
825 Eastlake Avenue East
Seattle, WA 98195-7110

 Expanded Program & Research Description

Candidates need to submit electronic documents for their application packet.  We accept .doc, .jpg, .pdf and .tif documents as attachments to our fellowship email address.  Letters of reference can be sent by email attachment as well as long as they are on department letterhead and sent directly from the writer's office email OR administrative office email.  Click the link below for specific information about our requirements and applicable forms.

Application & Instructions for Pathology Fellowships
We do not accept the APC Standard Application Form

Application Email Address:  uwpthres@uw.edu

Include fellowship year and name in subject line.

If you have questions or problems, please contact our Academic Programs Coordinator.