Hematopathology Fellowship


The Stanford Hematopathology Fellowship includes broad experience in neoplastic and non-neoplastic hematopathology diagnosis, incorporation of state of the art ancillary studies for diagnosis, prognosis, and therapeutic targets, clinical collaboration with world leaders in hematology and oncology, and numerous opportunities for clinical and translational research. We serve a broad patient base at Stanford Health and Stanford Children’s Health, and also see cases submitted in consultation by pathologists and/or oncologists from many parts of the United States and abroad.

Fellows gain extensive experience in diagnosis of a variety of neoplastic and non-neoplastic lymph node and bone marrow conditions, including the integrated use of immunohistochemical, flow cytometry, cytogenetic and molecular ancillary studies. Fellows also gain experience in evaluation of both routine and rare coagulation and red cell disorders.

Fellow rotations include the hematopathology consultation service, the bone marrow and flow cytometry service, molecular pathology and cytogenetics, coagulation and red blood cell special studies, and elective time which may be devoted to additional clinical experience or to research.

The fellow educational experience includes one on one and small group signout experience, dedicated small group microscope sessions and fellow journal clubs, and didactic lecture series. Fellows will gain teaching experience in undergraduate and graduate medical education contexts. Fellows will have the opportunity to participate in tumor boards, to attend grand round lecture series and regional pathology society meetings, and to submit abstracts to a national pathology or hematology society conference.  

Stanford establishes PGY levels for new fellows based on the successful completion of all prerequisite training required for entry into your fellowship program. Stanford does not recognize additional training beyond the prerequisite training requirements when establishing the PGY level for entry into the program.

Jean Oak, MD, PhD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Pathology, Hematopathology
Director, Hematopathology Fellowship Program

Hematopathology Faculty

Sebastian Fernandez-Pol, MD, Phd

Clinical Assistant Professor of Pathology (Hematopathology)
Co-Director, Hematopathology Fellowship Program
Co-Director, Clinical Immunopathology Laboratory

Dr. Sebastian Fernandez-Pol is an academic hematopathologist with fellowship training in hematopathology and dermatopathology. He has a particular interest in improving diagnostic accuracy for cutaneous lymphoproliferative disorders. Dr. Fernandez-Pol received his B.A. in chemistry with a concentration in biochemistry from the Washington University in St. Louis in 2003, his MD and PhD from Northwestern University in 2013, and completed his anatomic pathology and clinical pathology residency, hematopathology fellowship, and dermatopathology fellowship at Stanford University in 2019.

Hematopathology Faculty (continued)

Jean Oak, MD, PhD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Pathology, Hematopathology
Director, Hematopathology Fellowship Program

Current Hematopathology Fellows [2023-24]

Philip Bulterys, MD, PhD

Medical School: University of California, Los Angeles; Residency: Stanford University

Shanelle De Lancy, MD

Medical School: St. George’s University School of Medicine; Residency: Case Western Reserve University

Lisa Friedman, MD

Medical School: University of Virginia; Residency: University of Virginia

Andrew Stone, MD, PhD

Medical School: University of Minnesota Medical School; Residency: University of Minnesota

Incoming Hematopathology Fellows

Graduated Hematopathology Fellows