Hematopathology involves the study of hematopoietic cells and related
diseases. A diagnostic hematopathologist uses a microscope to examine
peripheral blood smears, body fluids, bone marrow aspirates and
biopsies, lymph nodes, and other tissues. He or she interprets
laboratory values, immunohistochemistry, flow cytometry, cytogenetic,
and molecular diagnostic tests and uses his or her expertise to diagnose
blood, bone marrow, and lymph node diseases and especially lymphomas
and leukemias. The hematopathologist supervises hematology and flow
cytometry laboratories and works closely with the hematology/oncology
service. The residents on hematopathology rotation actively participate
in all aspects of diagnostic hematopathology, lab supervision, and
research. Our Flow Cytometry Laboratory operates the state-of-the-art,
10-color clinical Beckman Coulter Navious EX flow cytometer with up to
10-color reagents (ClearLLab 10C).
Jacek Polski, M.D.