Hematopathology Fellowship

The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education-accredited University of Florida Department of Pathology, Immunology and Laboratory Medicine Hematopathology Fellowship is a comprehensive one-year program in hematopathology that begins annually on July 1.

The UF Hematopathology Fellowship has the following aims:

  • Training in all aspects of modern Hematopathology with emphasis on neoplastic hematologic disorders and flow cytometry. This training will include patient care, research and education.
  • Proficiency in the use of all diagnostic technologies (histomorphology, flow cytometry, immunohistochemistry, cytogenetics and molecular pathology) for the evaluation and diagnosis of hematological diseases. Total integration of these diagnostic modalities with an emphasis on clinical correlations is a primary aim of the program.
  • Competence in basic science, cognitive and technical skills needed to practice hematopathology in either an academic or private setting. Emphasis is placed on the development of clinical knowledge and maturity during the fellowship training as this will enable the fellow to employ skillful judgment in the assessment of disease.
  • Familiarity with clinical research. All fellows are required to participate in at least one research project, and have the experience of presenting his/her research work in local or national meetings.


Our ACGME-accredited training program emphasizes patient-centered, interdisciplinary diagnostic care that amounts to a philosophy more than a curriculum.  


We envision that our graduates will have a positive impact on diagnostic patient care and advance the field of hematopathology.

Important Dates:

  • July 1st 2021: Applications accepted for 2023-24 positions.
  • July 15th 2021: First meeting of Hematopathology Fellowship Selection Committee for interview invitation offers.
  • September 1st 2021: Earliest date fellowship offers may be transmitted.
  • November 1st 2022: Applications are no longer considered after this date.

Benefits: Commensurate with level of training. Visit the UF Administrative Affairs Housestaff Benefits Web page for more information.

All diagnostic technologies available to the fellow reside in a single centralized location. Integration of these diagnostic modalities, with an emphasis on clinical correlations, is the primary aim of the program.

Active pediatric and adult hematology/oncology and bone marrow transplantation services at UF Health Shands Hospital and other UF-affiliated institutions provide a large, varied selection of clinical materials. Additionally, our laboratory, UF Health Pathology Laboratories, is one of the top referral centers for hematological neoplasias in the Southeast United States, serving the consultation needs of numerous hospitals and clinics.

The Hematopathology Fellowship includes rotations through general hematology and coagulation laboratories. Fellows are expected to participate in investigative activities, which are supported by the Department’s large tumor repository and well-equipped clinical and research laboratories.

Applicant Requirements

Successful fellowship candidates must be certification-eligible or certified in anatomic, or anatomic and clinical pathology, by the American Board of Pathology. Applicants are required to have passed the first three steps of the United States Medical Licensing Examination.

For International Medical Graduates

The Department requires that all IMG applicants have valid certificates from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates. The University of Florida supports J1 visas but does not support H1B visas.


Completed application packets* must be received by November 1 of the year preceding the start of the fellowship (e.g. For a 2023 – 24 fellowship, applications must be received by Nov. 1, 2022.) and must include a:

* Electronic submission of fellowship application materials is preferred.

Direct inquiries on the Hematopathology Fellowship to:

Robert Seifert M.D. 
Hematopathology Fellowship Program Director
University of Florida College of Medicine
Department of Pathology, Immunology and Laboratory Medicine
P.O. Box 100275
Gainesville, FL 32610

Send completed application packets to:

Administrative Support Assistant: Julia Pittman

  • Phone: 352.627.2042
  • Fax: 352.265.9901