Surgical Pathology Fellowship

A one-year fellowship in surgical pathology is offered at the University of Kentucky, Chandler Medical Center. The Division accessions over 19,000 cases per year and performs approximately 3,000 frozen sections. A high proportion of surgical accessions are related to the diagnosis and staging of neoplasms and specialized experiences are available in hematologic, cardiac, renal, neuro, gynecologic and uropathology in addition to immunopathology, molecular pathology, electron microscopy and flow cytometry. The program includes 9 months of surgical pathology and 3 months of elective. Approximately one month of vacation/travel is included.


The fellowship is open to individuals who are board eligible or certified in anatomic pathology or anatomic and clinical pathology.


The fellow is responsible, along with the chief resident in pathology and chief technician in surgical pathology, for helping to instruct junior residents in gross room activities associated with surgical pathology. The fellow will also sign out cases on a schedule commensurate with their abilities. Generally this will constitute one day a week of sign out responsibility while the fellow is on service.

The fellow will also be responsible for actively participating in Tumor Boards and Slide Conference. The fellow may also participate in one or more of the following subspecialty conferences in which the Department of Pathology participates in: GYN/Oncology, Hematology/Oncology, ENT, Neurology, Renal, Pulmonary, Cardiac, Neuropathology and GI pathology.


The surgical pathology fellow is expected to participate in at least one project designed to culminate in, work suitable for publication in a peer reviewed journal and/or presentation at a national meeting. Such projects will be carried out in collaboration with members of the pathology faculty or, after approval by the Director of Surgical Pathology Fellowship, with other faculty members from the College of Medicine or the University.


Three months of elective time may be spent in one of the various subspecialty areas in pathology or in an area outside of pathology with the prior approval of the Director of Surgical Pathology Fellowship.

STIPENDS & BENEFITS: Commensurate with year of postgraduate training in pathology.


Send Universal Application or CAP - Standardized Application for Pathology Fellowships to:

Shadi Qasem, MD
University of Kentucky Medical Center
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
800 Rose Street, Ste MS-117
Lexington, Kentucky 40536-0298
Phone: (859) 323-6183