Renal/Genitourinary Fellowship at The Mount Sinai Hospital

The Renal/Genitourinary 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 fellows to develop superb diagnostic skills and will also allow for ample teaching and research opportunities. You will be able to interact with leading nephrologists, transplant surgeons, urologists, and oncologists for clinical care and research.

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

As part of the application, candidates must submit 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. One position is available each year. Salaries are commensurate with the level of training.

Curriculum

During the 12 months of training, fellows are involved in the diagnostic assessment of more than 600 renal biopsies including native and transplant biopsies. We emphasize interpretation of light microscopy, immunofluorescence, and electron microscopy studies. In addition, you are responsible for the numerous GU consult specimens received in the department. You will supervise the residents in interpretation and grossing of the in-house GU specimens (1,500 cases). By the end of the fellowship, you are expected to perform at the level of a junior attending which includes 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.

Research

We anticipate that fellows will participate in research studies in the Renal and GU Pathology Divisions and we encourage you to develop or join collaborative research projects with other clinical and research departments.  

How to Apply

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis between July 1 and December 31. Applications should include the following:

  • CV
  • Personal Statement
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • Copy of Medical School Diploma
  • Copy of United States Medical Licensing Examination Scores
  • Copy of Visa Status, J1, H1 (if applicable)
  • Copy of Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (if applicable)
  • 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
fadi.salem@mountsinai.org