Hematopathology Fellowship


This is a one-year ACGME accredited fellowship offered in laboratory hematology and hematopathology. Training will focus on skills in laboratory methods including automation and instrumentation, interpretation of peripheral blood morphology, performance of bone marrow aspirations and biopsies and their interpretation, and lymph node and spleen pathology. Fellows are also trained in coagulation, immunohistochemistry, flow cytometry, cytogenetics and molecular biologic techniques related to the diagnosis of hematopoietic disorders. The program is affiliated with the Cancer Institute of New Jersey and supports allogeneic and autologous bone marrow transplant programs. Participation in independent research projects is encouraged. The fellow actively participates in conferences and teaching of pathology residents and medical students.

The teaching Faculty include four board certified hematopathologists, two molecular pathologists and one cytopathologist.

The pathology fellowship training program is located primarily at the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, New Jersey. This site includes Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, the Bristol Meyers Squibb Children’s Hospital, the Cancer Institute of New Jersey, which serve the greater central New Jersey region.
How to Apply

The department does not have a cut-off for USMLE scores, however, scores on USMLE Steps I, II & III are taken into consideration. University policy does not allow sponsorship of H1 or H1B visas, but does accept J1 visas sponsored by the ECFMG. Age and year of graduation from medical school are not criteria for applying. Please review our housestaff contract and institutional policies found on our GME website.

After a preliminary review of your completed application, we will contact you via e-mail to schedule an interview. Interviews for invited applicants take place from October through January.

Submit the following documents:

  • Application ( Standard CAP Application )
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Personal Statement
  • Copy of USMLE Scores (Steps I, II & III)
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Copy of ECFMG certificate (IMGs)
  • Copy of Visa (IMGs)


Submit Applications to:

Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
125 Paterson Street - MEB 212
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Contact Us

Gratian Salaru, M.D.
Director, Hematopathology Fellowship Program

Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
125 Paterson Street - MEB 212
New Brunswick, NJ 08901