Hematopathology Fellowship at The Mount Sinai Hospital

The hematopathology fellowship at Mount Sinai Hospital, Icahn School of Medicine, offers a comprehensive training program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). This 12-month program is designed to provide fellows with broad and in-depth training in the classification and diagnosis of hematolymphoid disorders. As part of an extensive hospital network, serving a diverse patient population, and with active clinical services across numerous subspecialties, the hematopathology division handles a large volume of cases comprising a wide range of clinical entities. In 2023, we received more than 3,800 surgical hematolymphoid specimens, 3,000 bone marrow biopsies and 6,000 flow cytometry specimens.

Fellows receive broad training in diagnostic hematology, including tissue histomorphology, cytomorphology, immunohistochemistry, flow cytometry, cytogenetic and FISH analysis, molecular pathology, laboratory hematology and coagulation. Participation in multidisciplinary case management and tumor board discussions offers fellows invaluable opportunities for collaborative learning and professional development.

Additionally, research opportunities and collaborations within the institution are available for those who are interested. Our faculty members are leaders in the field of hematopathology, bringing with them a wealth of knowledge and expertise. Upon completion of our comprehensive and immersive educational program, fellows are positioned to excel as hematopathologists in both academic and private practice settings


Our faculty members:

Amy Duffield, MD, PhD Division Director of Hematopathology

Alina Dulau Florea, MD

Bruce Petersen, MD

Dalia Abdel Azim, MD PhD

Christian Salib, MD

Shafinaz Hussein, MD

Wei Cai, PhD

Hemant Joshi, PhD

Francine Dembitzer, MD

Fellows spend approximately 90 percent of training directly involved in patient management within the clinical setting, and 10 percent pursuing research interests. Clinical duties include all aspects of diagnostic work-up of cases including review of clinical history, preparation of reports, and participation in sign-out sessions. Educational duties include formal presentation of cases at pathology and multidisciplinary clinical conferences, didactic presentations to pathology and clinical staff, and participation in the training of residents.

Our program provides rotations in, and exposure to, the Mount Sinai Health System’s state-of-the-art clinical laboratories, which are certified by the New York State Department of Health and accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP) and Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA). Fellows become well-versed in laboratory management, quality assurance, quality improvement, and regulatory issues, and can take advantage of leadership opportunities.




The rotation schedule is: 



40 weeks

Bone marrow service, lymphoma service, consult service, flow cytometry and peripheral blood smears services

2 weeks

Laboratory Hematology, coagulation

4 weeks

Cytogenetics and Molecular pathology

2 weeks

Elective / research

4 weeks


Research activities focus on the biology and mechanisms of hematopoietic neoplasms and cancer biology, in adult and pediatrics,  span basic science (in vitro stem cell, murine models), to clinical translational (precise or precision medicine biomarkers in CLIA labs impacting targeted therapeutics, pharma), providing colleagues with accurate diagnoses for regional, national, and international clinical trials and programs for patients with hematologic malignancies (Tisch Cancer Center programs in Myeloma, Lymphoma, Leukemia, Immunotherapy Immunology, Myeloproliferative/Myelodysplastic Stem Cell Neoplasms, and Transplantation).


Starting with the July 2026 appointments, our hematopathology fellowship program will be participating in the NRMP Match. Please refer to the Society for Hematopathology website for more information about the NRMP Match.


Applicants must be eligible for board certification in anatomic pathology (AP), or, anatomic and clinical pathology (AP/CP), and be eligible for New York state medical licensure. Applicants with clinical pathology (CP)-only training may also be considered on a case by case basis. Applicants must be US citizens, legal permanent residents (green card holders) or >>>>. Income is commensurate with training. The completed application must include:

1) Personal statement
2) CAP application form
3) Curriculum vitae (CV)
4) Three letters of recommendation
5) United States Medical Licensing Examination transcript
6) Documentation of medical training and US citizenship or immigration status
7) Educational Commission for Medical Graduates certificate (if applicable)

Optional documents include
1) Resident in-service examination scores
2) Copies of any published scientific or medical manuscripts
3) Headshot photograph

Send applications via regular mail or email to (email is preferred):

Scott Goldfarb
Fellowship Program Coordinator
Department of Pathology, Molecular & Cell Based Medicine

One Gustave L. Levy Place, Box 1194
New York, NY 10029-6574
Tel: 212-241-8465
Fax: 646-537-9681



November 30, 2024: Deadline for application submission

January – March, 2025: Interview

March 12, 2025: Ranking opens

April 16, 2025: Rank order list certification deadline

April 20, 2025: Match day

July 2026: Start of fellowship