The Bone and Soft Tissue fellowship offers advanced training in neoplastic and non-neoplastic diseases of bone and soft tissue, as well as mesenchymal neoplasms of the skin and viscera. The fellow participates in daily bone and soft tissue signout comprised of in-house cases and extensive consultation material. Histological differential diagnosis and the role of ancillary testing, including immunohistochemistry and molecular testing are emphasized.  


  • One, one-year fellowship.


  • Initial review of consultation material.
  • Weekly multidisciplinary sarcoma conference presentation with attending supervision.
  • Resident teaching.
  • Participation in available research opportunities is recommended.


  • Completion of an ACGME-accredited Anatomic, Clinical or combined Anatomic/Clinical Pathology residency.



The Bone and Soft Tissue Pathology Fellowship will be participating in the NRMP Fellowship Match in 2025 for the 2026-2027 fellowship positions.  Applications should be sent to Dr. Karen Fritchie, Program Director, and/or Darlene Straub, Program Coordinator, no later than December 15, 2024.  


Program Director
Karen Fritchie, MD
Phone: 216.445.5505

Program Coordinator
Darlene Straub
Center for Pathology Education
Robert J. Tomsich Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Institute
Cleveland Clinic
9500 Euclid Avenue, L-13
Cleveland, OH 44195
Phone: 216.217.0596
Fax: 216.444.6715

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