The laboratory has a high specimen volume, including more than 900 prostate biopsy, 300 bladder biopsy, 350 radical and 300 partial nephrectomy, 700 radical prostatectomy and 160 radical cystectomy, 80 adrenalectomy, and 60 orchiectomy specimens, annually. The fellow participates in daily GU signout comprised of in-house cases and consultation material. Histological differential diagnosis and the role of ancillary tests are emphasized.
The GU Pathology fellowship provides fellows the opportunity to work with world-class subspecialty faculty members with research interests in prostate, kidney, bladder and testis, and offers experience in research related to urologic surgical pathology.
- One, one-year fellowship.
- Initial review of consultation material.
- Conference presentation with attending supervision at monthly multidisciplinary GU Oncology conference.
- Resident teaching.
- Gross room supervision of residents and pathology assistants.
- Participation in available research opportunities, publications and local and national presentations is expected.
- ACGME-accredited combined Anatomic/Clinical Pathology or Anatomic Pathology residency training program.
Kristen Smith, BS
Education Coordinator, Center for Pathology Education
Robert J. Tomsich Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Institute
9500 Euclid Avenue, L-13
Cleveland, OH 44195