Renal/Genitourinary Fellowship

Introduction: The Renal/GU Fellowship is an intensive program designed to develop diagnostic expertise in renal pathology (medical kidney) and genitourinary (GU) pathology. The quality and quantity of clinical material available will allow the trainee to develop superb diagnostic skills and will also allow for ample teaching and research opportunities. Furthermore, the fellow will be able to interact with leading nephrologists, transplant surgeons, urologists, and oncologists for clinical care and research.

Mount Sinai’s Nephrology Division and Recanati/Miller Transplantation Institute are among the largest and most active services in the United States.  In addition, urologists at Mount Sinai are among the nation’s best and are leaders in robotic surgery and minimally invasive procedures to treat prostate, kidney, and bladder cancers.

Requirements: Completed application including documentation of medical training, U.S. citizenship or immigration status, completion of approved residency training in anatomic pathology or anatomic/clinical pathology, and New York State medical license.

Number of Appointments: One position is available each year starting with the 2015-2016 academic year.

Responsibilities: During the 12 months of training, the fellow will be involved in the diagnostic assessment of about 550 renal biopsies including native and transplant biopsies.  Interpretation of light microscopy, immunofluorescence, and electron microscopy studies will be stressed. In addition, the fellow will be responsible for the numerous GU consult specimens received in the department. The fellow will also be required to supervise the residents in interpretation and grossing of the in-house GU specimens (1500 cases).  By the end of the fellowship, the fellow is expected to perform at the level of a junior attending which will include communicating with clinicians and surgeons under the supervision of the faculty.

Educational responsibilities include teaching pathology residents and nephrology fellows the foundations of renal pathology, formal presentation of GU/Renal cases at weekly pathology department meetings, and presenting cases at the interdepartmental clinical conferences and genitourinary tumor board meetings.

The fellow will also be expected to participate in research studies in the Renal and GU Pathology Divisions and is encouraged to develop or join collaborative research projects with other clinical and research departments.  

Income: Salaries are commensurate with the level of training.

Community: The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is located in a beautiful residential neighborhood in Manhattan’s Upper East Side and is one block from Central Park. The neighborhood is rich in restaurants and other attractions including the famous museum mile.

Applications should include the following:

  1. CV
  2. Personal Statement
  3. Three Letters of Recommendation
  4. Copy of Medical School Diploma
  5. Copy of USMLE Scores
  6. Copy of Visa Status, J1, H1 (if applicable)
  7. Copy of ECFMG (if applicable)
  8. Copy of Medical School Transcript

Documents should be sent to:

Fadi Salem, MD
Director, Renal/Genitourinary Fellowship Program
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Department of Pathology – Box 1194
One Gustave Levy Place
New York, NY 10029-6574
Tel: 212-241-4915
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Faye Francisco
Fellowship Program Coordinator
Department of Pathology
Phone: (212) 241-8465
Fax: (646) 537-9681
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