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Clinical Fellowships

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ACGME-Accredited Fellowships

Blood Banking & Transfusion Medicine
Amy Schmidt, M.D., Ph.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 2017) and 1 (July 2018)

Stanley F. Patten Fellowship in Cytopathology

The Stanley F. Patten Cytopathology Fellowship is 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 between 40,000-50,000 gynecologic specimens and 11,000 non-gynecologic specimens per year, including 3,000 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.
Current openings: 1 (July 2019)

Hematopathology Fellowship
Andrew G. Evans, M.D., Ph.D. is the director of our Hematopathology Fellowship program. Established in 2007, 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.
Current openings: 1 (July 2018)

Non-Accredited Department Fellowships

Breast Pathology

The Breast 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 2019)

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.
Current opening
s: 1 (July 2017), 1 (July 2018)

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 2019)