Surgical Pathology Fellowship
Introduction: This one-year fellowship is structured to provide comprehensive and intensive training in general surgical pathology. The fellowship is based at The Mount Sinai Health System, a large tertiary care academic medical center. The laboratory accessions more than 145,000 specimens annually. Over 6,500 intraoperative consultations are performed per year, and the specimens include both neoplastic and non-neoplastic diseases in all organ systems. All specimens are signed out by subspecialized surgical pathologists.
Requirements: Fellows must have completed at least three years of Anatomic Pathology residency or four years of combined Anatomic and Clinical Pathology residency (AP/CP) in an accredited program.
Number of appointments: Two positions are available each academic year.
Responsibilities: The fellow rotates on the routine subspecialized surgical pathology services for six months and is allowed additional concentrated subspecialization in the organ system of his or her choice for the remaining six months. During the entire year, however, the fellow is expected to supervise the gross pathology area and assist in teaching gross dissection techniques to the junior residents. While it is expected that the majority of the fellow’s smaller gross pathology cases will be dissected by a Pathologist’s Assistant, the fellow is encouraged to actively participate in the handling of larger, more complicated cases. Each of the department’s subdivisions has a wealth of cases deriving both from in house surgery and outreach as well as from external consultations. While on focused subspecialty rotation, the fellow is exposed to the subdivision’s consultation cases and teaching files and is expected to attend and participate in multidisciplinary subspecialty conferences.
Research: Ample opportunities for research projects are available, and participation is strongly encouraged. He/she will be encouraged to present his/her work at any major breast pathology meeting and/or USCAP meeting.
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
Stipends: Commensurate with the level of training.
Application: Next available position - July 2014
Application should be submitted before January 1st of the previous year and must include the curriculum vitae, personal statement, three letters of recommendation and copies of USMLE scores.
Dr. Ira J. Bleiweiss, MD
Chief, Division of Breast Pathology
Director, Anatomic and Surgical Pathology
Department of Pathology
Icahn School of Medicine
Dept of Pathology – Box 1194
One Gustave L. Levy Place
New York, NY 10029