Cytopathology Fellowship

Introduction:  This ACGME-accredited program offers one-year comprehensive training in diagnostic cytopathology.  The program emphasizes the achievement of competence in interpreting cytopathologic preparations. The cytology service evaluates approximately 50,000 cases per year, of which nearly 12,000 are nongynecologic specimens that include about 3,800 fine needle aspirations.  The service performs approximately 500 pathologist-performed fine needle aspirations, most under ultrasound guidance.

Requirements: Candidates must have completed a four-year AP/CP residency or three years of a straight AP residency

Number of Appointments: The Program is approved by the ACGME for 2 positions per academic year.

Responsibilities: The cytopathology fellow will become proficient in laboratory management, diagnostics, and the performance, assistance, and interpretation of fine needle aspirations.  The fellow will play an active role in teaching residents, and the medical students rotating on the pathology service.  Considerable emphasis is placed on correlation between cytopathology and surgical pathologic diagnoses.  The fellow is encouraged to participate in and complete a research project within the duration of the program.

Research:  The Cytopathology Division is involved in translational research concentrating on the application of new antibodies to clinical diagnostic dilemmas by immunohistochemical and immunocytochemical studies and an ongoing large clinical study with the Adolescent Health Service correlating cervical ThinPreps, anal Thinpreps and HPV testing.

Community: The Mount Sinai Health System is located in a beautiful residential neighborhood along the Upper East Side in Manhattan within one block walking distance of Central Park and many restaurants and attractions, including the famous museum mile. Upper East

Income: Salaries are commensurate with the level of training.

Applications: Should include academic year for which the application applies, date of application submission, the Standardized CAP application, curriculum vitae, personal statement, three letters of recommendation and copies of USMLE scores.  The application and accompanying documents should be sent to:

By e-mail: or

Or hard copy :

Arnold H. Szporn, MD
Associate Professor of Pathology
Director, Cytopathology Fellowship Program
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
One Gustave L. Levy Place
New York, NY  10029
Attn: Faye Francisco, Program Coordinator

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Faye Francisco
Fellowship Program Coordinator
Department of Pathology
Phone: (212) 241-8465
Fax: (646) 537-9681
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