Hematopathology Fellowship

The Department of Pathology at UT Health San Antonio offers a one-year, fully accredited fellowship in hematology/hematopathology. Training includes laboratory hematology, interpretation of tissue biopsies performed for hematolymphoid disorders and experimental hematology. The fellowship training includes core training in the clinical hematology laboratory at University Hospital and the flow cytometry, molecular diagnostics and cytogenetics laboratories in the South Texas Reference Laboratories at UTHSCSA.

Clinical training includes interpretation of peripheral blood films, body fluid preparations, bone marrow aspirates and biopsies, lymph node and other tissue diagnosis, work-up of patients with hemostasis/thrombosis disorders, flow cytometry immunophenotyping, cytogenetics, molecular diagnostics, and immunohistochemistry. The fellow actively participates in teaching medical students and residents. There is potential for an optional non-accredited second year of fellowship. The optional second year of non-accredited fellowship training is principally dedicated to research in hematopathology.

Requirements: Board eligibility or certification in anatomic and clinical pathology.

Types and Numbers of Appointments: 2 appointments per academic year.

Recruitment Status:
·         Academic year 2021-2022: One position remaining
·         Academic year 2022-2023: One position remaining

Facilities: University Hospital, South Texas Reference Laboratories, Mays Cancer Center

Community: The purpose of The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is to provide the best in health careers education, biomedical research, patient care and community service to San Antonio and the South Texas/Border Region. Through undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate programs, the faculty is committed to educating health professionals who will provide excellent patient care and research that can be applied to treat and prevent disease.

Stipends: Commensurate with level of training,

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Facilities: UHS, STRL, MARC, Mays Cancer Center

Information on Living in San Antonio

Current Hematopathology Fellows

Maria Gorospe, M.D.
Residency:  San Antonio Military Medical Center, 2010
Medical School: Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, 2005
Undergraduate School:  University of California, Davis, 2000
Hometown: San Jose, California

1. “Why Pathology”  I enjoy applying modern technology to the evaluation of disease in a patient, interacting with other medical specialties, and ultimately providing them with vital information to accurately reach a diagnosis.

2. Why did you choose UT Health San Antonio? This institution has a good mix of congenial staff, a variety of cases and a great education.

3. What do you like about living in San Antonio? Friendly people and lots of places to explore if you like outdoor activities.

Christopher LePhong, D.O.
Residency:  University of Tennessee Medical Center, Knoxville, 2016-2020
Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Bradenton, 2012-2016
Graduate School: Drexel University, 2008-2010
Undergraduate School:  University of California, Irvine, 2002-2006
Hometown: Walnut, CA

  1. “Why Pathology”  I chose pathology because of my affinity for laboratory sciences and the joy of interpreting laboratory results for patients. I specifically chose hematopathology as my subspecialty because of the deductive and comprehensive nature of making a complete diagnosis. Also, we get to see tons of cool stuff.

2. Why did you choose UT Health San Antonio?  During my brief interview day, the faculty here at UT Health San Antonio were wonderful people and I felt this would be a really great environment for me to learn and grow.

3. What do you like about living in San Antonio?  I really appreciate the immediate cultural diversity as soon as I moved here. It’s good to be back in a large metropolitan area. Also, there is a nearby IKEA and some Trader Joes.


Kenneth Holder, M.D. (Director)

Russell Higgins, M.D.

Edward Medina, M.D., Ph.D

Gopalrao Velagaleti, Ph.D

Alia Nazarullah, M.D.

Hongxin Fan, Ph.D

Marsha Kinney, M.D.

Wieslaw Furmaga, M.D.

Leslie Greebon, M.D.


Send inquiries to:

Kenneth N. Holder, M.D.
Director, Hematopathology Fellowship
Associate Professor
Department of Pathology
UT Health San Antonio
7703 Floyd Curl Drive
San Antonio, TX 78229-3900


Maria Gomez
Fellowship Program Coordinator
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
UT Health San Antonio
7703 Floyd Curl Drive MC 7750
San Antonio, TX 78229
Voice:  210-567-4010
Fax:  210-567-4637
Email:  GomezM10@uthscsa.edu