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Rotation Opportunity

Come visit the hidden gem of Upstate New York: Rochester, NY. The University of Rochester offers an elective rotation in pediatric pathology with funding available for travel and lodging.

Selected pathology residents will work with faculty in the Department of Pathology as well Golisano Children’s Hospital and the Monroe County Office of the Medical Examiner. Our pathology faculty see a wide breadth of cases, including over 1,000 general pediatric cases and over 2,000 placental and perinatal cases per year.

The 2-week rotation provides broad exposure to pediatric and perinatal pathology including:

  • Surgical pathology cases in pediatric and perinatal pathology
  • Clinical pathology training related to Maternal-Fetal Medicine
  • On-site interactions with Pediatric Surgery, Neonatology, and Pediatric Cardiology

The University of Rochester provides the only ACGME Pediatric Pathology Fellowship program in New York, with pathology services for both Pediatric and Maternal patients all at a single location.

Pediatric pathology is an integral part of pathology residency training. This pediatric pathology elective rotation will allow the trainee to understand the pediatric pathologist’s role in processing, diagnosing, and communicating to clinicians; and the diagnoses made on specimens from patients with neoplastic, congenital, and inflammatory diseases in the pediatric, neonatal, and perinatal settings. By the end of the elective rotation participants will:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of placental biology and a practical ability to effectively process placentas and   perinatal specimens.
  • Demonstrate the ability to perform a thorough and directed perinatal autopsy.
  • Comprehend the variety and embryology of congenital cardiac disease.
  • Understand the complexities of diagnosing genetic disease and of counseling the prenatal patient.
  • Become familiar with the range of gastrointestinal diseases that are diagnosed in pediatric patients.
  • Comprehend the common neoplastic diseases seen in children, including lymphomas, neuroblastoma, osteosarcoma, Ewing sarcoma, nephroblastoma, and pediatric brain tumors.

Applications are considered on a rolling basis, so apply soon!


  • Must be enrolled in an ACGME Pathology Residency Program
  • Application Materials needed: CV, Personal Statement and Letter of Recommendation from Residency Program Director

How to apply:

Submit Application Here and all application materials must be submitted to 

Questions or comments, please reach out to Melissa Sullivan at 

Pediatric Pathology