Hematopathology Fellowship

The University of Chicago Department of Pathology offers a one- or two-year ACGME accredited hematopathology fellowship. The fellowship is designed to prepare individuals for a career in diagnostic hematopathology, by providing training in morphologic, flow cytometric, immunohistochemical and molecular techniques. During the first year, trainees will concentrate on diagnostic skills. Over 2,400 bone marrow specimens and lymph node biopsy specimens from pediatric and adult patients in the University Hospitals are submitted to the section each year for diagnosis. In addition, about 600 outside cases are received in consultation or for diagnosis for cooperative study groups. The fellows are encouraged to participate in research studies during their first year, and participation is required for those wishing to stay a second year.

Fellowship Director

Girish Venkataraman, MD

Professor of Pathology

A minimum of three years' training in anatomic pathology or four years' training that combines anatomic and clinical pathology. The candidate must be able to obtain an Illinois medical license. 

Commensurate with level of training.

Submit an application form, including all materials detailed on the form, to the Fellowship Coordinator Yinka Ogunbekun ( and the Fellowship Director Dr. Girish Venkataraman (

  • 2020-2021: Filled
  • 2021-2022: Filled
  • 2022-2023: Filled
Fellows Fellowship Years Additional Training Post-Training Position
Benjamin Kaumeyer, MD 2022-2023    
Faiza Siddiqui , MD 2021-2022    
Moe Takeda, MD 2020-2021   UCLA
Kyle Parker, MD 2020-2021 Loyola University  
Megan Parilla, MD 2019-2020   Loyola University
John Kennedy Sydney Sir Philip, MD 2017-2018


Private practice
Charleston, WV
Sahr Syed, MD 2016-2017



Charles Van Slambrouck, MD 2014-2016  

South Suburban Hospital