Jerome Jean-Gilles, M.D.
Interim Program Director
We are an academic institution with a robust cytology service. The University of Rochester Cytopathology Laboratory routinely sees a high volume of complex, unusual, and interesting cases - both in-house and via consultation.
- The Cytopathology Unit examines approximately 50,000 pap smears, many of which come from high risk individuals, and more than 13,000 non-GYN specimens, including approximately 3,500 fine needle aspirations (FNAs).
- Our aspiration specimens range from superficial sites, to deep sites collected through interventional radiology techniques.
- Our presence in various hospital suites for procedure assistance is beyond rapid on-site evaluation and includes a personalized interactive approach to the physicians performing the procedure to fulfill our need for an accurate and thorough diagnosis.
- The fellow also performs FNAs (by either palpation or ultrasound guidance) on patients seen within our clinic and within our hospital. The fellow sees a high volume and a wide range and variety of cytopathologic specimens.
Opportunities to expand our research into other departments within the University of Rochester Medical Center are constantly available and encouraged. And the hallmark of our program is a strongly knitted atmosphere of collegiality between the faculty and the fellows.
It is my wish, as well as the wish of the entire faculty, that you thoroughly explore the possibilities of training in our program.
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