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Clinical Fellowships

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ACGME-Accredited Fellowships

Blood Banking & Transfusion Medicine

Scott Kirkley, M.D. is the director of our Transfusion Medicine Fellowship program. This one year ACGME-approved fellowship program includes didactic and practical training in advanced immunohematology, therapeutic and donor apheresis, extracorporeal photopheresis, blood donation, viral and bacterial testing, component processing and storage, coagulation, HLA, Patient Blood Management, and stem cell collection and processing at the University of Rochester Medical Center (800 beds) and the Northeast Division Red Cross Blood Services. The URMC blood bank is an AABB-accredited Immunohematology Reference Laboratory. This program provides for experience in perinatal transfusion as well as apheresis in neonates and children. Read more...
Current openings: 1 (July 2020)

Cytopathology Fellowship

Jerome Jean-Gilles, Jr., M.D. is the director of The Stanley F. Patten Cytopathology Fellowship, a one-year ACGME-accredited fellowship offering advanced training in diagnostic cytopathology including application of ancillary techniques such as immunocytochemistry, flow cytometry, molecular diagnostics and electron microscopy to cytologic specimens. Considerable emphasis is placed on correlations between cytopathologic and surgical pathologic diagnoses. The Cytopathology Laboratory examines 50,000 gynecologic specimens and 13,000 non-gynecologic specimens per year, including more than 3,500 fine needle aspiration biopsies. Pathologists perform superficial FNAs. The fellow also participates in interdepartmental conferences and in teaching residents and medical students. Individuals interested in applying must have completed a four-year accredited AP/CP Pathology Residency program and be board eligible/certified. Read more...
Current openings: 1 (July 2021)

Dermatopathology Fellowship

This unique program is available to individuals with a pathology or dermatology background. Approximately 21,987 dermatopathology specimens are processed at URMC yearly between our three dermatopathology faculty. The fellow will review most of these in-house cases, along with approximately 2,519 consult cases referred from outside institutions.

Forensic Pathology Fellowship

The Monroe County Office of the Medical Examiner (MCOME) in conjunction with the University of Rochester Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine offers a one-year long ACGME accredited fellowship program in Forensic Pathology. The MCOME, located in Rochester, NY, serves all of Monroe County as well as 11 surrounding counties, covering cities and towns, rivers, lakes, national parks, farms, and hunting areas. Read more...
Current openings: 1 (July 2020), 1 (July 2021)

Hematopathology Fellowship

Andrew G. Evans, M.D., Ph.D. is the director of our Hematopathology Fellowship. This ACGME-accredited program offers training in all aspects of diagnostic hematopathology. First and foremost, the program will train hematopathologists who are competent for independent practice. In addition, the program strives to give trainees the intellectual tools and habits that they need to stay abreast of this quickly evolving field throughout their lifetime, and to be the individuals who shape the field through their own scholarship. Individuals who are interested in applying must be board-certified/board-eligible in anatomic pathology (AP), clinical pathology (CP), or AP/CP, and must have completed USMLE by the time of application. Read more...
Current openings: 1 (July 2020), 1 (July 2021)

Pediatric Pathology Fellowship

Philip J. Katzman is the director of our new Pediatric Pathology Fellowship, a unique new one-year ACGME-accredited program. The fellow will work with Pathology as well as other departments at Golisano Children’s Hospital, and the Monroe County Office of the Medical Examiner. He or she will be exposed to pediatric and perinatal anatomic and clinical pathology training related to Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Pediatric GI, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Pediatric Surgery, Neonatology, and Pediatric Cardiology services, with over 1000 general pediatric cases and over 2000 placental and perinatal cases per year.​ Read more...
Current openings: 1 (July 2020), 1 (July 2021)

Non-Accredited Department Fellowships

Breast/GYN Pathology

The Breast/GYN Pathology Fellowship is a one-year program that provides a thorough exposure to diagnostic surgical pathology of the breast as well as multidisciplinary management of breast disease. The main objective of the program is to provide the fellow with proficient diagnostic skills, in-depth understanding of the implications of pathologic diagnoses in the management of breast cancer patients, and a unique translational research experience. The fellow will conduct intraoperative gross examinations of breast specimens, sign out both in-house breast cases and consultation cases from outside clinics and hospitals, and discuss the cases at the weekly Multidisciplinary Breast Care Clinic Conference. The fellow will also have the opportunity to conduct clinical and/or translational research projects which will be tailored to meet the individual's interests. Read more...

Current openings: 1 (July 2021), 1 (July 2022)

Genitourinary Pathology

Jerome Jean-Gilles, Jr., M.D. leads this one-year, non-accredited department fellowship in Genitourinary Pathology. The program was established in 2005, and is divided into three primary activities: 1) clinically oriented work which includes supervised sign out of genitourinary case material and presentation at clinical conferences; 2) clinical/pathologic research and/or more basic bench research; 3) teaching of residents and medical students. The University of Rochester Medical Center is a regional referral center with a strong Urology department. The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine accessions over 50,000 surgical cases a year with a significant number of complex and unusual genitourinary specimens. The Urology and Pathology departments have a wide range of clinical and basic research activities with particular strengths in prostate and ladder cancer research. Many of the projects are collaborative between the two departments including the investigation of neuroendocrine differentiation in androgen independent prostate cancer. Individuals interested in applying to these programs must have completed a four-year accredited AP/CP Pathology Residency program and be board eligible/certified. Go to application

GI/Hepatobiliary Fellowship

Our GI/Hepatobiliary department fellowship complements our GI Surgical Pathology subspecialty encompassing the breadth of GI and liver pathology. The University of Rochester is home to an active group of foregut surgeons, surgical oncologists and colorectal surgeons who care for patients with both neoplastic and medical diseases. In addition, we perform almost 13,000 GI biopsy examinations annually, both neoplastic and medical pathology. The liver transplant/hepatobiliary surgery program is well established, having been in place for almost 20 years; we have an excellent relationship with their team of four surgeons. There are multiple interdisciplinary GI conferences at URMC (including GI oncology, hepatobiliary oncology, transplant and pediatric among others) in which fellows may actively participate. Read more...

Current openings: 1 (July 2021)