Director of Hematopathology Division
Associate/Professor of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

The Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine is seeking a full-time faculty position at the level of Associate/Professor in Hematopathology to be the Director of Hematopathology in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Applicants should be board certified in Anatomic Pathology and Clinical Pathology, sub specialty trained and board certified in hematopathology, and have a clinical, academic and leadership record of accomplishment in hematopathology. Additional training or experience in Molecular Diagnostics or Flow Cytometry is highly desirable. The ideal candidate for this position will have strong leadership skills focusing in team building and institutional integration. In addition, the Director of Hematopathology will have clinical and translational research responsibilities, and is expected to play an active role in teaching and training pathology residents and hematopathology fellows. This position will join a highly interactive team of four hematopathologists and two fellows.

The University of Miami Hematopathology Service is directly responsible for all diagnostic hematopathology for both Jackson Health System and UHealth including the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center (SCCC) and satellites, UHealth Tower, Lennar Foundation Medical Center and the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. We also provide diagnostic hematopathology services for several outside hospitals and laboratories and receive material in consultation from multiple regional hospitals. In addition to diagnostic adult and pediatric lymph node/tissue and bone marrow services, Hematopathology provides medical direction for two Clinical Flow Cytometry Laboratories, a molecular laboratory, a bone marrow laboratory and the general hematology laboratories at several locations. 

Our hematopathology team is focused on providing excellence in the diagnosis and care of patients with hematologic diseases in South Florida. Our practice is busy with a high number of patients being evaluated and treated for hematopoietic diseases in all of our centers. Approximately, we review 1,800 bone marrow biopsies per year, about 3,000 tissue specimens, 3,500 flow cytometry cases and almost 3,000 peripheral blood smears. In fact, the volume and the complexity of our hematopathology cases has steadily increased during the las 4 years and is expected to increase in the years to come. We are also interested in consolidating our ongoing translational research efforts with the goal of developing a successful and productive translational research activity in hematopathology in the next few years. The number of independent investigators with interests in hematological neoplasms, including basic scientists and medical oncologists, has been steadily increasing at UMH and SCCC and is an extremely valuable asset that our institution offers.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Direct the Hematopathology division.
  • Provide accurate and timely diagnoses for a large volume of specialized and complex hematopathology cases.
  • Act as a consultant to other members of the department and pathologists/clinicians from outside institutions.
  • Taking a leading role in further developing a state of the art diagnosis of leukemia and lymphomas. 
  • Actively participate in the training of hematopathology fellows, pathology residents, rotating clinical hematology-oncology fellows, observers and laboratory staff.
  • Assist in enhancing our clinical/translational research program in hematopathology with an emphasis in myeloid neoplasms.
  • Participate in collaborative studies with UM/SCCC hematology oncologists and basic researchers as well as in national wide multi-institutional studies
  • To develop and/or maintain a productive translational/clinical research program in hematopathology

Essential skills and behaviors

--Is team-oriented and welcomes input from all parties

--Understands the importance of standardization and evidence based medicine

--Able to hold physicians, scientists and staff accountable using collegial coaching

--Is an effective spokesperson for the mission of Hematopathology

--Encourages innovation

--Models and actively encourages empathy in the workplace

Applicants must apply online by clicking the link https://umiami.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UMFaculty/job/Miami-FL/Hematoathology--Professor_R100030228

For any questions regarding the position, please contact: Dr. Merce Jorda, mjorda@med.miami.edu