The Gynecologic Pathology Fellowship offers advanced training in neoplastic and non-neoplastic diseases of the female genital tract. The fellow will participate in daily signout of in-house cases and consultation material. The volume of the internal cases and consultation cases is growing. On the Gynecologic Pathology service there are over 22,000 surgical pathology cases (783 outside consultations, 51 e-pathology cases, 2,986 placentas, 5,641 large specimens, 12,735 biopsies). Approximately 100 MSI Tests are interpreted by the Gynecologic Pathology team each year for patients with endometrial cancer. On the consultation services, the fellow will see a combination of true consults from the Cleveland Clinic Laboratories reference clients as well as outside cases to be reviewed prior to a patient's treatment at the Cleveland Clinic. Both types of outside cases provide a more advanced experience for the fellow. The true consults are cases that other pathologists have selected as being diagnostically challenging and requiring consultation at Cleveland Clinic. There will be opportunities to participate in resident education, provide oversight for the grossing of complex cases, and interpret frozen sections. In addition to histopathology, the role of ancillary testing including immunohistochemistry and molecular testing will be emphasized. The fellow will prepare and present cases in weekly tumor boards and is expected to develop clinical translational research projects for presentations at meetings and publication.
- One fellowship position with a one-year duration (i.e., starting July 1 through the following June 30).
- Diagnostic training, including histologic review and reporting of gynecologic biopsies and resection material.
- Initial review of referral and consultation cases.
- Gross room supervision of residents and pathology assistants.
- Multidisciplinary tumor board presentations with attending supervision.
- A well-defined clinical/translational research project is highly recommended.
- Candidates must be from an ACGME-accredited combined Anatomic/Clinical Pathology or Anatomic Pathology residency training program and board-eligible or board-certified by the American Board of Pathology.
Types and Numbers of Appointments:
- One position is available per academic year.
- Commensurate with the level of training; current information is available at the Cleveland Clinic GME Website.
A cover letter stating anticipated date of matriculation, curriculum vitae, Cleveland Clinic fellowship application and three letters of recommendation (electronic copies of all documentation are preferred) should be submitted one and a half years in advance (i.e., by August 31, 2020 for the academic year beginning July 1, 2022) to the Program Director.Website: Fellowship Training Programs
Fellowship Program Director
Maria Luisa C. Policarpio-Nicolas, MD
Department of Pathology
9500 Euclid Avenue, Mail Code: L25
Cleveland, OH 44195
Center for Pathology Education
Robert J. Tomsich Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Institute
9500 Euclid Avenue, L-13
Cleveland, OH 44195