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.

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

Raina Flores, M.D.
Fellowship:  Pediatric Pathology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 2014-15
Residency:  Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 2011-14, 15-16
Medical School:  Baylor College of Medicine, 2011
Undergraduate School:  University of Texas at Austin, 2007
Hometown: San Antonio, TX

RAINA Flores

Christine Liang, M.D.
Residency:  University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, 2019
Medical School:  Saint Louis University School of Medicine, 2015
Undergraduate School:  Saint Louis University School of Medicine, 2011
Hometown:  Bloomington Normal, IL

Christine Liang


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