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.
· Academic year 2023-2024: One position remaining
· Academic year 2023-2024: Two 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,
Current Hematopathology Fellows
Apeksha Agarwal, MB BS
Medical School: Grant Government Medical College, Mumbai, India 2007
Undergraduate School: Ramnivas Ruia College, Mumbai, India
Hometown: Mumbai, India
About me: I have always liked basic sciences. In order to pursue the same I underwent training in Medical Microbiology. As I advanced my training, I was drawn towards cytology. My further exposure in the field reinforced my interest in pathology. Besides academics, I like painting, music and travelling.
Vipulkumar Prajapati, M.D.
Medical School: Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Medical College, Rajkot, 2006
Other Graduate School: B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad Gujarat, India, 2011
Hometown: Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
1. “Why Pathology” I strongly believe that lives can be saved by correct diagnoses which is a complex task that requires gathering and integrating information, a big challenge that I would love to enjoy facing. As a pathologist, I will have the unique opportunity to work with physicians of every specialty, to deal with diseases of every organ system, and to combine clinical with morphological, biochemical, and even molecular findings.
2. Why did you choose UT Health San Antonio? The main reason for selecting this program is the well-known and highly knowledgeable faculties and I will have the privilege to get trained under their able guidance. Additional UT Health, San Antonio is one of the highly reputed universities of the USA.
3. What do you like about living in San Antonio? The best thing about San Antonio is – the people, they are very cooperative, well coming, and enjoy life at fullest. I also like the weather of San Antonio, which is similar to my home country India. Additionally, San Antonio has many good restaurants serving different kinds of food and being a foodie person, I really love that.
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.
Raina Flores, M.D.
Olaoluwa Bode-Omoleye, M.D.
Send inquiries to:
Kenneth N. Holder, M.D.
Director, Hematopathology Fellowship
Department of Pathology
UT Health San Antonio
7703 Floyd Curl Drive
San Antonio, TX 78229-3900
Fellowship Program Coordinator
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
UT Health San Antonio
7703 Floyd Curl Drive MC 7750
San Antonio, TX 78229