Hematopathology Fellowship


Alireza Torabi, MD, PhD

Associate Professor | Associate Director, Hematopathology Division

Daniel E. Sabath, MD, PhD

Professor | Head, Hematology Division, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology | Chief of Service, Harborview Clinical Laboratories | Laboratory Director, Hematology and Coagulation Laboratories, UW Medical Center - Montlake and HMC

Feras Ally, MD

Assistant Professor

Maryam Asif, MD, MBBS

Assistant Professor | Associate Medical Director, Hematology and Coagulation Laboratories | Associate Medical Director, Transfusion Services

Sandra Bohling, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor | Associate Director, Seattle Children's Hospital Cell Markers Laboratory

Xueyan Chen, MD, PhD

Associate Professor | Director, Developmental Hematopathology

Kerstin L. Edlefsen, MD

Associate Professor

David Gajzer, MD

Assistant Professor

Emily H. Glynn, MD

Assistant Professor

Teresa S. Hyun, MD, PhD

Clinical Assistant Professor

Keith Loeb, MD, PhD

Associate Professor

Jason L. Love, MD

Clinical Associate Professor

Fabienne Lucas, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor | Associate Director of Hematology/Coagulation

Ryan Morse, MD

Assistant Professor

Kikkeri N. Naresh, MBBS, DCP, MD, FRCPath

Professor | Section Head, Pathology; Clinical Research Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Lianqun Qiu, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor

Afshin Shameli, MD, PhD

Associate Professor

David Wu, MD, PhD

Professor | Director, Molecular Genetic Pathology Fellowship Program

Cecilia Yeung, MD

Associate Professor


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

Program Aims

  • To educate trainees for proficiency (independent sign-out) in clinical hematopathology and diagnostic hematopathology
  • To provide trainees with the skills to effectively address a research question
  • To provide trainees with the knowledge and experience to function as director of a clinical laboratory


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. Alireza Torabi, MD, PhD
FHCC Hematopathology G7800
Box 358080
825 Eastlake Avenue East
Seattle, WA 98195-711

 Expanded Program & Research Description

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

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