Lymphoproliferative Disorders

The Fellowship Program in Lymphoproliferative Disorders at the University of Alberta is tailored to the needs of the individual fellow. The Alberta Health Services - Edmonton Zone lymphoma service is a reference service for all of Northern Alberta with expertise in a wide spectrum of lymphoproliferative disorders in adults and pediatrics. The fellow will be exposed to the approach and investigation of benign and malignant lymphoid disorders utilizing standard morphology, flow cytometry, immunohistochemistry, and molecular pathology. For the typical fellow involved in the program, the rotation will be based at the Cross Cancer Institute under the supervision of Dr. Raymond Lai and Dr. Jean Deschenes but rotations throughout other laboratories in the Edmonton zone and involvement with specialty clinics in both adult and pediatric lymphoproliferative disorders will also be available.

The faculty within the divisions of Anatomic and Hematological Pathology, our laboratory scientists and technical staff will provide expertise in all aspects of lymphoproliferative disorder investigation. Fellows are supervised, in rotation, by all participating staff and faculty members in order to get the benefit of the subspecialty expertise that is available in the region, and be exposed to different points of view. They will participate in clinical consulting activities and teaching activities in which the lymphoma service provides. Fellows will also participate in the teaching programs of the University during which they may supervise residents, undergraduate medical students and medical laboratory science students. Clinical research is also a requirement and time allotment is provided.

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