Chemical Pathology Fellowship

The Department of Laboratory Medicine offers a one-year training program in chemical pathology, which has an optional second year available for eligible candidates.

About the Program

The objective of the program is to prepare the fellow to function as the director of a clinical chemistry laboratory by becoming proficient in areas such as instrument/test selection, test implementation, interpretation of test results, familiarization with regulations and requirements governing laboratory accreditation, cost analysis and personnel training. In addition, this program offers special opportunity to gain experience in the area of tumor markers and other cancer-related testing.

This program is affiliated with The University of Texas Medical School at Houston and Texas Children's Hospital. Rotations will provide experience in areas to include special chemistry testing, general (high volume) chemistry testing, urinalysis, infectious disease screening, molecular diagnostics, toxicology and HPLC. Fellows will also be involved in the preparation of interpretive reports and providing consultation to clinicians regarding test selection and interpretation. A research project must be completed under staff supervision for successful completion of the program.

A second year is available to the selected candidate who successfully completes the first year and is interested in an area of research or consultative activity.

Please direct inquiries to:

Beverly C. Handy, M.D.
Director, Chemical Pathology Fellowship Program
Department of Laboratory Medicine, Unit 37
UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Blvd.
Houston, Texas 77030

Phone: 713-792-4690
Fax: 713-792-4793