Cytopathology Fellowship at The Mount Sinai Hospital

We offer a one-year Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education-approved comprehensive training program in diagnostic cytopathology emphasizing the interpretion of cytopathologic preparations. We are interested in Fellows who have completed at least three years of training through an accredited anatomic pathology residency program or four years of combined anatomic and clinical pathology training. 

Fellows train on the cytology service, which evaluates approximately 50,000 cases per year. Of these cases, 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.


Fellows become proficient in laboratory management, diagnostics, and the performance, assistance, and interpretation of fine needle aspirations while playing an active role in teaching residents and medical students rotating on the pathology service. Our curriculum emphasizes the correlation between cytopathology and surgical pathologic diagnoses.  


We are involved in translational research concentrating on the application of new antibodies to clinical diagnostic dilemmas by immunohistochemical and immunocytochemical studies. We are also participating in an ongoing large clinical study with the Adolescent Health Service correlating cervical ThinPreps, anal Thinpreps, and HPV testing. We encourage fellows to participate in and complete a research project during the program.

How to Apply

All fellows must complete an accredited three-year Anatomic Pathology residency program or four years of combined Anatomic and Clinical Pathology training prior to the program. Salaries are commensurate with your level of training.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis between July 1 and December 31. Your application should include the academic year for which you are applying, the date of application submission, the standardized College of American Pathologists application, curriculum vitae, personal statement, three letters of recommendation, and your United States Medical Licensing Examination transcript. Send applications via regular mail or email to:

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: Mercedes Washington, Program Coordinator