The overall objective of this fellowship is to train ‘Academic Haematopathologists’ to meet the challenges in this highly demanding & diverse area of specialization.
The fellowship program in ‘Haematopathology’ offers a unique experience in this subspecialty with practical exposure to a very large number of patient’s samples using all modern tools of diagnosis. It also provides the opportunity to do original research in the area of Haematopathology. Elective time to work elsewhere within or outside country to broaden the horizon is also be provided.
At the end of two year fellowship program, fellows will be expected to:
- Interpret lymphoid lesions of all kinds independently
- Provide bone marrow trephine (core) biopsy interpretations appropriate for effective disease management
- Differentiate various hematopoietic lesions based on WHO criteria by morphology, cytochemistry, immunophenotype and be familiar with the common chromosomal abnormalities that are of prognostic significance.
- Diagnose and differentiate among neoplastic and non-neoplastic lymphoproliferative disorders on tissue sections with judicious use of a panel of immunohistochemical markers
- Have current knowledge on classification and diagnostic criteria for various lymphoma entities based on WHO classification
- Understand principles of flow Cytometry and technical aspects necessary for diagnosis.
- Develop a working knowledge of flow cytometry which should be applied to flow cytometric analysis of lymph nodes, peripheral blood, bone marrow aspirates and peripheral fluids.
- Develop an appropriate differential diagnosis for hematolymphoid neoplasms based on an investigatory and analytical approach to the clinical situation with the proper selection of panels for analysis
- Understand, interpret and be able to provide input to patients and clinicians regarding molecular Pathology reports. related to Haematopathology
- Identify chromosomes, know major chromosomal abnormalities and understand karyotyping and FISH reports related to Haematopathology
- Undertake an original research project in the discipline of Haematopathology under supervision, Perform experiments and write a research report based on study outcome and finally publish in journals with impact factor.
One fellowship position is offered per year.
Duration of Training
Four years of approved training in Histopathology (FCPS-II eligible), those who completed FCPS-II exam shall be preferred.
Dr Shahid Pervez, Professor & Consultant, Section of Histopathology, Department of Pathology & Microbiology, Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi