About Us

The Hematopathology Service offers comprehensive diagnostic testing and consultative services for patients with hematologic and lymphoid disorders, and is closely integrated with the Surgical Pathology, Flow Cytometry, Cytogenetics, Coagulation, and Molecular Pathology Laboratories. The Service is staffed by three board certified Hematopathologists with expertise and special interests in adult and pediatric myeloid neoplasms, lymphoid neoplasms and bone marrow failure syndromes. Hematologic and lymphoid specimens are accepted from referring pathologists and physicians for second opinion consultations.

Studies include expert morphologic, cytochemical and immunohistochemical assessments of blood and other body fluids, bone marrow and lymphoid tissues. As appropriate, morphologic studies are correlated with flow cytometric, immunophenotyping, cytogenetic, molecular and microbiology studies. Faculty members are active in clinical investigations, pathology resident and medical student training, and educational programs of national professional societies. A Hematopathology Fellowship Program is offered that prepares the trainee for an academic career in diagnostic and investigative hematopathology.

Please contact us for information on how to send specimens or to arrange for assistance with obtaining bone marrow aspirates and biopsies.

Please refer to the Laboratory Users Guide for our online searchable test database and other test-related information.

Updates and changes to laboratory tests and/or laboratory practices may be viewed in our archived Laboratory Alerts. The Department of Pathology Newsletter highlights recent advances and important topics in Laboratory Medicine and Pathology.


Frederick G. Behm, MD
Carlos Murga-Zamallo, MD

Contact Information

Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Phone:                          312-355-3794