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Surgical (Selective) Pathology Fellowship- GI/Liver or Breast/GYN

GI/Liver Surgical Pathology Fellowship

Description: The one-year ACGME-accredited fellowship is designed to provide experience in signing out sGI/liver and pancreaticobiliary pathology cases in the setting of complete subspecialty sign out. Our GI/liver fellowship training program is aimed to prepare the fellows a transition from residency to independent practice in all settings after the training. The Division of Anatomic Pathology accessions nearly 77,000 surgical specimens and nearly 50,000 cytology specimens per year. UMass Memorial Health Care is also one of three active liver transplant centers in the New England area, and provides about 55 liver transplant procedure yearly. The core faculty includes 4 GI/liver subspecialty trained pathologists and a senior well-rounded pathologist. The fellow will be responsible for signing out GI/liver subspecialty pathology cases, including transplant liver biopsies and pediatric GI cases. In addition, the fellow will perform frozen sections at multiple UMass Memorial campuses. There are opportunities for limited rotations  through other subspecialty services, when necessary. The fellow will teach grossing skills to beginning pathology residents and subspecialty interesting cases to the residents. The fellow will present tumor cases at multidisciplinary hospital conferences. There will be opportunities for translational research projects with different faculty.

Program Director: Michelle Yang, MD

Core Teaching Faculty:

Michelle Yang, MD (Director of GI/pancreaticobiliary Pathology)

Zhong Jiang, MD

Jacob Bledsoe, MD

Haihui Liao, MD, PhD

Cynthia Zhou, MD, PhD

Requirements: Applicants must have completed a four-year AP/CP residency or three years of a straight AP residency and have passed Step III of the USMLE or the National Board Exam.

Applications: Download an application

Applications should be sent to:

Sherry Jakubiak
Fellowship Program Coordinator
UMass Memorial Pathology
Three Biotech
One Innovation Drive
Worcester, MA 01605
Phone: (508)793-6156
Email:  Sherry.Jakubiak@umassmed.edu

 

Women's (Breast and GYN) Surgical Pathology Fellowship

Description: The one-year, ACGME-accredited fellowship at the University of Massachusetts is designed to provide in-depth training experience in Breast and GYN surgical pathology cases. The program aims to prepare the fellow for complete independent practice in either an academic setting or private practice. The division of Anatomic Pathology accessions approximately 77,000 surgical specimens, 50,000 cytology, and nearly 750 outside consult cases per year. The UMass Cancer Institute has a nationally-accredited Breast cancer center. The fellow's responsibilities include: signing out breast and GYN specimens, oth biopsies and excisions, performing frozen sections, previewing consult cases, ancillary/molecular studies, as well as presenting at the weekly tumor boards. Fellows participate in teaching rotating medical students and supervising residents' grossing of complex breast and GYN cases. Research projects are highly encouraged.

Program Requirements: Applicants must have completed a four-year AP/CP or three-year of straight AP residency, and have passed step III of the USMLE, and be eligible for obtaining a medical license in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Program Director: Ediz Cosar, MD

Core Teaching Faculty:

Ediz Cosar, MD (Director of Surgical Pathology and Molecular Diagnostics)

Dina Kandil, MD (Director of Women's Pathology)

George Tjionas, MD

Jennifer Clark, MD, PhD

Applications should be sent to:

Sherry Jakubiak
Fellowship Program Coordinator
UMass Memorial Pathology
Three Biotech
One Innovation Drive
Worcester, MA 01605
Phone: (508)793-6156
Email:  Sherry.Jakubiak@umassmed.edu