Megan Nakashima, MD
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions
- Chronic Eosinophilic Leukemia (CEL)
- Hairy Cell Leukemia
- Hypereosinophilic Syndromes
- IgM Monoclonal Gammopathy
- Lymphoplamacytic Lymphoma
- Rare Cancer and Blood Disease Program
- Systemic Mastocytosis
- Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia
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About Megan Nakashima, MD
Megan O. Nakashima, MD, is a Staff Hematopathologist and Hematopathology Fellowship Director in the Cleveland Clinic Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Institute. Dr. Nakashima received her undergraduate degree in Biology at Harvard University, followed by a medical degree at Washington University in St. Louis. She completed residency in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, followed by a fellowship in Selective (surgical) Pathology at Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University of Medicine. She first came to Cleveland Clinic in 2012 for Hematopathology fellowship, then joined the staff in 2013.
Within hematopathology, Dr. Nakashima specializes in diseases of blood and bone marrow. She also performs consultations on the hemostasis service. Her research interests include plasma cell neoplasms and small B-cell lymphomas of the bone marrow, which relates to additional responsibilities in protein electrophoresis and amyloid typing. She is board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology and Hematopathology.
Dr. Nakashima has an interest in laboratory quality and stewardship, which extends to her work as Medical Director of Automated Hematology and Urinalysis at main campus, Laboratory Director for several Family Health Center laboratories, and service on the Cleveland Clinic Laboratory Stewardship Committee, as well as committees in the College of American Pathologists and International Society for Laboratory Hematology. She is also an active member of several other national and international pathology and hematology societies. As Director of the Hematopathology Fellowship she is constantly engaged in the education of fellows and residents, and also enjoys producing other educational materials for a broader audience, online and in print.
Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA
Fellowship - Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO USA
Residency - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Anatomic & Clinical Pathology
Philadelphia, PA USA
Medical Education - Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO USA
Undergraduate - Harvard University
Cambridge, MA USA
- Pathology - Anatomic & Clinical Pathology
- Pathology - Hematology
Awards & Honors
- John Beach Hazard Awardfor Teaching, Cleveland Clinic, 2018
Research & Publications
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