The Head and Neck (H&N) Pathology Fellowship at Cleveland Clinic provides advanced training in a wide variety of specimens from the head and neck. The subspecialty H&N Pathology team includes four H&N Pathology fellowship trained Pathologists in addition to others with interest and extensive experience in the field. With nearly 3,000 in-house cases and almost 700 consultation cases processed annually, this fellowship offers a robust and well-rounded experience with a wide variety of both routine and challenging cases.

The successful candidate will play an active and important role in the daily work-up and preparation of cases for sign-out. The candidate will also play an important role in the management of H&N patient’s through their involvement in multidisciplinary tumor boards and intraoperative consultations.


  • One, one-year fellowship.


  • Initial review of in-house and consultation material.
  • Weekly H&N tumor board and monthly thyroid tumor board.
  • Resident teaching.
  • Participation in research is expected.


  • ACGME-accredited combined Anatomic/Clinical Pathology or Anatomic Pathology residency training program.



Fellowship Program Director
Christopher Griffith, MD
Phone: 216.445.0323

Fellowship Associate Program Director
Akeesha Shah, MD
Phone: 216.444.2825

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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