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Fellowship in Hematopathology at North Shore University Hospital & Long Island Jewish Medical Center (NS/LIJ)

The Fellowship in Hematopathology at North Shore University Hospital & Long Island Jewish Medical Center (NS/LIJ) provides advanced medical training in diseases affecting the hematopoietic system. The one-year program provides broad-based knowledge of anatomic and laboratory hematology and clinical rotations.

The trainee will experience instruction in lymphoid and myeloid disorders including bone marrow, coagulopathies, red blood cell disorders and lymph nodes. The program includes rotations at two tertiary hospitals with active acute leukemia, lymphoma, and bone marrow transplantation services and at the pediatric medical center with hemophilia clinic. The admitted trainee will also have the depth and wealth of knowledge of five board-certified hematopathologists on staff as mentors.

Trainees also participate in:

  • Daily hematopathology consensus conferences for tissue and bone marrow cases
  • Monthly hematopathology CME conference; monthly Journal club
  • Monthly leukemia/lymphoma tumor board
  • Monthly bone marrow conference (leukemia and interesting cases)
  • Monthly problem case conference
  • Monthly hematology laboratory network methods committee
  • Monthly hematology slide conference
  • Pediatric hematopathology teaching conference
  • Rotations in cytogenetics, FISH and molecular pathology laboratories
  • Rotation in core laboratory with specialized coagulation testing
  • Rotation with clinical hematology leukemia service with bone marrow procedures
  • Access to research conferences at Feinstein Research Institute

We provide a variety of lab services, including home phlebotomy, lab collection centers, reference testing, and consultative and informatics.

Learn more about our lab services

Application process

Prospective applicants must apply by December 1 two years prior to the anticipated July 1 start date (for example, December 1, 2015 for start date of July 1, 2017).

Essential application information includes:

  • Common application form
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Personal statement
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation

Candidates must be board eligible or board certified in anatomic pathology (AP), clinical pathology (CP) or anatomic pathology/clinical pathology (AP/CP) by the American Board of Pathology. Individuals accepted in to the program must obtain a New York state medical license prior to the program start date on July 1.

Letters of recommendation should be sent directly to the Surgical Pathology Fellowship Director. All requests for information and applications should be addressed to Simone Gittens at the following address

Northwell Health
Department of Pathology
6 Ohio Drive, Suite 202
Lake Success, NY 11042
Phone: (516) 304-7234
Email: [email protected]u

Applicants invited for interview will be notified by email. For additional information on how to apply contact Simone Gittens.


Program director

Judith Paula Brody, MD

Specialties: Anatomic / Clinical Pathology, Pathology - Hematopathology