Hematopathology Fellowship

This ACGME-accredited one-year fellowship provides comprehensive subspecialty training in hematopathology. Experienced faculty and affiliation with a major university medical school provide trainees with exposure to the complexities and richness of a full service referral and research institution. In addition, a large bone marrow transplantation and hematology program, and a major clinical cancer center provide opportunities and challenges to develop a solid foundation in the fundamentals and practice of hematopathology. The laboratory evaluates approximately 1,200 bone marrows and 350 lymph nodes a year in addition to reviewing approximately 200 cases in consultation. The fellowship offers intensive experience in:

  1. Morphologic evaluation of lymphoid tissues, bone marrow biopsies, and bone marrow aspirates.
  2. Cell surface antigen analysis of lymphomas and leukemia’s by flow cytometry and immunohistochemical techniques.
  3. Interpretation of molecular diagnostic data
  4. Cytogenetics, including FISH
  5. Analysis of problems in coagulation medicine

Each fellow participates in a related research project.

UW Health is a nationally recognized regional health system and UW Hospital is ranked amongst the top 20 hospitals in the nation in 2019.  The health system includes seven hospitals and 86 clinic locations with 1,750 employed physicians.  The University Hospital is a 505-bed regional referral center that is home to a Level One adult and pediatric trauma center, ACS verified Burn Center, one of the nation’s largest organ transplant programs, one of the nation’s first certified comprehensive stroke centers, and the UW Carbone Cancer Center, one of 41 NCI designated comprehensive centers in the country.

Program Mission Statement:

The mission of the UW Hematopathology Fellowship Program is to provide the highest caliber training environment for our fellows to become excellent diagnostic pathologists and leaders in their chosen career paths.

Program Aims:

  1. Recruit the highest caliber pathology residents to our fellowship.
  2. Provide excellence in education and supervision of fellows in hematopathology, enabling them to achieve practice independence, achievement of the hematopathology fellowship milestones as defined by the ACGME, and certification by the American Board of Pathology.
  3. Provide a supportive environment and the necessary resources for fellows to participate in translational and clinical research and quality improvement/ patient safety projects.
  4. Provide an environment that fosters professionalism, education skills and critical thinking, enabling fellows to function as leaders in their chosen career path.
Academic Year Status
2024-2025 Filled
2025-2026 Filled
2026-2027 Open and accepting applications starting October 1, 2024

For the 2026-27 fellowship year, our program is now participating in the hematopathology fellowship match through the NRMP system. We will be following the NRMP timeline of:

October 1, 2024: applicants can start applying for our fellowship program

January 6, 2025: programs start interviewing

February 5, 2025: match opens for registration to programs and applicants

March 12, 2025: ranking opens

April 16, 2025: rank order list certification deadline

April 30, 2025: match day

July 1, 2026: start of fellowship

You can still apply through our program using the CAP standardized application for pathology fellowships.


Board-eligible or certified in AP, CP, or AP/CP.


Commensurate with year of post-graduate training. There is an $850 professional funds allowance, and $1500 for travel to attend a conference or national meeting.


 Standard Application.pdf

Applications will be accepted starting October 1, 2024. Interested applicants should send a completed application (see link above), a personal statement, current CV, and three letters of recommendation to:

Erica Reinig, MD
Director of Hematopathology Fellowship
C/O hr@pathology.wisc.edu
University of Wisconsin Hospital & Clinics
3170-10N MFCB
1685 Highland Ave
Madison, WI 53705


Erica Reinig, MD
(608) 263-5965