Blood Banking/Transfusion Medicine

Opening for 2021 - Number of appointments per year: 1

Description

This one-year ACGME-accredited fellowship provides experience in a large academic hospital transfusion medicine, apheresis, and coagulation service at the University of Alabama Hospital, including patient blood management (PBM), pre-transfusion testing, investigation of antibody problems and transfusion reactions, component therapy, hemostasis consultation, therapeutic apheresis, including photopheresis, transplantation immunogenetics, and HLA. Donor experience and reference laboratory consultation occur at the American Red Cross Blood Services. Teaching and research involvement are not only abundantly available, but expected and rewarded.

Staff

This program is directed by Marisa Marques, M.D., Professor of Pathology, Medical Director, Transfusion Medicine Services.

Requirements

Candidates should be Board-eligible or Board-certified in Clinical Pathology or other major specialty board such as Anesthesiology, Medicine or Pediatrics and have an unrestricted Alabama license prior to starting fellowship.

Stipends

Stipends are commensurate with the level of postgraduate training in Pathology. A professional development fund is also provided.

Applications

Submit application 12 to 24 months prior to initiation of training along with curriculum vitae and three letters of recommendation, including one from current program director to: path-fellowships@uabmc.edu.

Address letters of recommendation to:

Marisa Marques, M.D.
Professor of Pathology
Director, Blood Banking/Transfusion Medicine Fellowship
Department of Pathology
The University of Alabama at Birmingham
619 19th Street South, HSB 149M
Birmingham, AL 35249-6823

Additional information can be obtained from:

Program Coordinator
Telephone: (205) 975-3450
Fax: (205) 975-PATH
E-mail: path-fellowships@uabmc.edu
Website: www.uab.edu/medicine/pathology/education/fellowship-program

Cytopathology

Openings for 2019, 2020 and 2021 - Number of appointments per year: 2

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Description

The Division of Anatomic Pathology at the University of Alabama Medical Center, Birmingham, offers a one-year ACGME-approved fellowship experience in Cytopathology, with rotations entirely at the University of Alabama Hospital. The UAB Cytopathology laboratory receives approximately 14,500 gynecologic cases per year (conventional and liquid based) and 7,800 non-gynecologic cases per year, including fluids, FNAs, EUS-FNAs, and pulmonary cases.  Fellows actively participate in previewing and signing out all types of Cytopathology cases, perform rapid on-site evaluation and participate in colposcopic biopsy sign out. In addition, fellows will have hands-on experience with ultrasound-guided thyroid FNA. Opportunities for elective rotation in subspecialty areas of Surgical Pathology are available, making the program flexible and individually tailored.  Participation in ongoing clinical studies and translational research is also encouraged, leading to publications and presentations at national meetings. The program is optimized with structured didactic lectures and slide sessions relevant to daily practice and Board examination, as well as continuing education through the American Society of Cytopathology monthly webinars. Faculty evaluation of fellows focuses on achievement of competency in patient care, medical knowledge, practice-based learning and improvement, interpersonal and communication skills, professionalism, and lastly system-based practice. Additionally, progress is evaluated through the Progressive Evaluation of Competency exam provided by the American Society of Cytopathology, and through the quarterly meeting of the Clinical Competency Committee.

Staff

This program is directed by Frida Rosenblum, M.D., Assistant Professor of Pathology.

Requirements

Applicants must be AP or AP/CP Board eligible, or Board certified. Graduates of medical schools approved by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) and those who are Board certified will be given preference. Most fellows are in their 4th or 5th postgraduate year.

Stipends

Salary levels are commensurate with the level of postgraduate training. A professional development fund is also provided.

Applications

Submit application 12 to 24 months prior to initiation of training along with curriculum vitae and three letters of recommendation, including one from current program director to: path-fellowships@uabmc.edu.

Address letters of recommendation to: 

Frida Rosenblum, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Pathology
Director, Cytopathology Fellowship
Department of Pathology
The University of Alabama at Birmingham
619 19th Street South, HSB 149M
Birmingham, AL 35249-6823

Additional information can be obtained from:

Program Coordinator:
Telephone: (205) 975-3450
Fax: (205) 975-PATH
E-mail: path-fellowships@uabmc.edu
Website: www.uab.edu/medicine/pathology/education/fellowship-program

Dermatopathology

Description

This one-year ACGME dermatopathology fellowship is sponsored jointly by the Departments of Dermatology and Pathology of the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. It is designed to provide intensive training in dermatopathology for board-certified/eligible graduates of Dermatology and Pathology programs. Experience in the techniques of immunohistochemistry as it pertains to dermatopathology will be provided, as well as appropriate training in pathology for those with a dermatology background and in dermatology for pathology graduates. The fellow will be expected to identify areas of interest in the specialty and pursue them through a clinical/basic research project. Learn more about Dermatology Fellowship programs.

Staff

The program is led by director Andrzej Slominski, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Dermatology and Pathology and Peter Pavlidakey, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Dermatology and Pathology.

Requirements

Candidates must be board-certified or eligible for certification in Anatomic Pathology, AP/CP or Dermatology.

Stipends

Salary levels are commensurate with postgraduate year and are set by the UAB GME office.

Applications

Contact Regina Farmer, Dermatopathology Fellowship Coordinator, by email at rlfarmer@uabmc.edu for all inquiries about the Dermatopathology Fellowship Program.

Forensic Pathology

Opening for 2020 - Number of appointments per year: 1

Description

The Pathology Department at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and the Jefferson County Coroner/Medical Examiner Office offer a one year accredited fellowship training program in forensic pathology. The office draws its caseload from Jefferson County, which includes the city of Birmingham, and has a population base of approximately 662,000. The office annually examines approximately 950 bodies including approximately 150 homicides and 450 accidental deaths. Complete scene investigations are routinely conducted by in-house investigators of homicidal, accidental, and suicidal deaths. All medical and police records are routinely obtained. The fellow acts as a functioning forensic pathologist and is responsible, under supervision by staff pathologists, for scene investigations, complete postmortem examinations, protocol preparations, conferences with interested parties, and actual court testimony. Consultation in all medical specialties is readily available if needed, as are opportunities for teaching. Two crime laboratories (representing two jurisdictions) serve the metropolitan area. The medical examiner office is well staffed and equipped, including complete photographic and radiography facilities and digitization of all records. The database makes research feasible, and research with presentation at a national scientific meeting is encouraged. In addition, toxicological testing is provided in-house by the UAB Department of Pathology's Forensic Toxicology Section. Opportunities for collaboration on research projects with faculty in the Toxicology Division are also available.

Staff

Daniel Dye, M.D., Assistant Professor/Associate Coroner-Medical Examiner, Fellowship Program Director; Gregory G. Davis, M.D., Professor/Chief Coroner-Medical Examiner; Daniel Atherton, M.D., Assistant Professor/Associate Coroner-Medical Examiner; Brandi McCleskey, M.D., Assistant Professor/Associate Coroner-Medical Examiner, Assistant Fellowship Program Director

Requirements

Successful completion of accredited pathology residency training program in either anatomic pathology or anatomic/clinical pathology.

Stipends

Salary levels are commensurate with the level of postgraduate training. Also provided is a professional development fund.

Applications:

Submit application 12 to 24 months prior to initiation of training along with curriculum vitae and three letters of recommendation, including one from current program director to: path-fellowships@uabmc.edu.

Address letters of recommendation to:

Daniel Dye, M.D., Assistant Professor of Pathology
Director, Forensic Pathology Fellowship
Department of Pathology
The University of Alabama at Birmingham
619 19th Street South, HSB 149M
Birmingham, AL 35249-6823

Additional information can be obtained from:
Program Coordinator
Telephone: (205) 975-3450 Fax: (205) 975-PATH
Email: path-fellowships@uabmc.edu
Website: www.uab.edu/medicine/pathology/education/fellowship-program

Gastrointestinal/Hepatobiliary Fellowship & Transplant Pathology Fellowship

Number of appointments per year: 1

Description

The Division of Anatomic Pathology at the University of Alabama Medical Center, Birmingham, offers a one-year fellowship experience in Gastrointestinal and Hepatobiliary Pathology. The University of Alabama at Birmingham Surgical Pathology laboratory performs between 44,000-46,000 surgical cases yearly, of which15-18% are GI cases. In addition to the heavy liver transplant program, we are expecting to have the IBD Center of Excellence operating soon.  There are multiple interdisciplinary GI conferences at UAB (including GI/Hepatobiliary Oncology, Transplant/Medical Liver Conference among others) in which fellows may actively participate. Sign-out privileges are also anticipated for fellows with appropriate qualifications for both routine and frozen section services.  Fellows are encouraged to participate in ongoing basic, translational or applied research projects in collaboration with the more than two dozen faculty members in the Division. Rotations are entirely at The University of Alabama Hospital. For those having an interest in Pediatric Surgical Pathology, a selected rotation at Children’s of Alabama (adjacent to UAB Hospital) is possible.

Staff

This program is directed by Sameer Al Diffalha, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Pathology

Requirements

MD degree and completion of pathology core requirements (3 yrs of AP or 4 yrs of combined AP/CP training).

Stipends

Stipends are commensurate with the level of postgraduate training in Pathology. Also provided is a professional development fund.

Applications

Submit application 12 to 24 months prior to initiation of training along with curriculum vitae and three letters of recommendation, including one from current program director to: path-fellowships@uabmc.edu.

Address letters of recommendation to:

Sameer Al Diffalha, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Pathology
Director, GI Pathology Fellowship
Department of Pathology
The University of Alabama at Birmingham
619 19th Street South, HSB 149M
Birmingham, AL 35249-6823

Additional information can be obtained from:

Program Coordinator:
Telephone: (205) 975-3450
Fax: (205) 975-PATH
E-mail: path-fellowships@uabmc.edu
Website: www.uab.edu/medicine/pathology/education/fellowship-program

Gynecologic Pathology

Openings for 2019 and 2020 - Number of appointments per year: 1

Description

The Division of Anatomic Pathology, Gynecologic Pathology Section at the University of Alabama Medical Center, Birmingham offers a one-year advanced training program/focused fellowship experience in Diagnostic Gynecologic Pathology. The University of Alabama at Birmingham Surgical Pathology laboratory performs more than 40,000 pathology accessions per year, of which a significant part is GYN cases. These include in-house material from routine gynecology and gynecologic oncology services as well as consultation cases. Fellows are expected to present at weekly Gynecologic Oncology Tumor Board conferences and supervise residents in the gross room. Sign-out privileges are also considered for fellows with appropriate qualifications for both routine and frozen section services. Fellows are encouraged to participate in ongoing basic or translational research projects in collaboration with the Gynecologic Pathology section faculty members. Rotations take place at The University of Alabama Hospital. For those with an interest in Perinatal and Placental Pathology, ongoing rotation through the MDL service is possible. A combined GYN/GU fellowship may be considered for those interested in both subspecialties.

Staff

This program is directed by Anna Yemelyanova, M.D., Professor and Section Head of Gynceologic Pathology

Requirements

M.D. degree, license to practice medicine in the State of Alabama, and completion of pathology core requirements (3 yrs of AP or 4 yrs of combined AP/CP training). 

Stipends

Stipends are commensurate with the level of postgraduate training in Pathology. A professional development fund is also provided.

Applications

Submit application 12 to 24 months prior to initiation of training along with curriculum vitae and three letters of recommendation, including one from current program director to: path-fellowships@uabmc.edu.

Address letters of recommendation to:

Anna Yemelyanova, M.D.
Professor of Pathology
Director, Gynecologic Pathology Fellowship
Department of Pathology
University of Alabama at Birmingham
619 19th Street South, HSB 149M
Birmingham, AL 35249-6823

Additional information can be obtained from:
Program Coordinator:
Telephone: (205) 975-3450
Fax: (205) 975-PATH
E-mail: path-fellowships@uabmc.edu
Website: www.uab.edu/medicine/pathology/education/fellowship-program

Hematopathology

Openings for 2021 - Number of appointments per year: 2

Description

The Hematopathology Fellowship at the University of Alabama (UAB) is a one-year program which is fully accredited for subspecialty board certification. The program includes experience in all major aspects of hematopathology, including morphology, immuno-cytochemistry, flow cytometry, pediatric hematopathology and diagnostic molecular biology approaches. There are an estimated 800 lymph node workups, 1,300 bone marrow biopsies and 4,000 flow cytometry cases per year. Additional material is received from outside institutions for immuno-histochemistry, in-situ hybridization and flow cytometric analysis. 

Material is derived from the University of Alabama Hospitals and Clinics (which includes a Comprehensive Cancer Center, active leukemia/lymphoma/myeloma clinical trials program, bone marrow and organ transplantation programs, and a major AIDS center), from the Birmingham VA Medical Center, from Children’s of Alabama, and from outside consultations. The fellow will be involved in research, either clinical or translational, during the fellowship year. Intramural research funding for trainees may be available.

Staff

The program is directed by Deniz Peker, M.D., Associate Professor of Pathology.

Requirements

Applicants must be Board eligible in Pathology.

Stipends

Salary levels are commensurate with the level of post graduate training. A professional development fund is also provided.

Applications

Submit application 12 to 24 months prior to initiation of training along with curriculum vitae and three letters of recommendation, including one from current program director to: path-fellowships@uabmc.edu.

Address letters of recommendation to: 
Deniz Peker, M.D.
Associate Professor of Pathology
Director, Hematopathology Fellowship
Department of Pathology
The University of Alabama at Birmingham
619 19th Street South, HSB 149M
Birmingham, AL 35249-6823

Additional information can be obtained from:
Program Coordinator:
Telephone: (205) 975-3450
Fax: (205) 975-PATH
E-mail: path-fellowships@uabmc.edu
Website: www.uab.edu/medicine/pathology/education/fellowship-program

Molecular/Genetic Pathology

Opening for 2021 - Number of appointments per year: 1

Description

The University of Alabama at Birmingham Departments of Pathology and Genetics jointly offer a one-year ACGME accredited fellowship in molecular genetic pathology. The fellowship is designed to train academically oriented pathologists and medical geneticists for a career in molecular genetic pathology, including hematology/oncology, infectious diseases, identity testing, molecular diagnostics of Mendelian disorders, cytogenetics, and medical genetics. After completion of this program, the fellow will be eligible to take the Molecular Genetic Pathology board examination cosponsored by ABP and ABMMG.
 
Training includes didactic courses, selected laboratory rotations and an in-depth research experience. The fellow will gain experience in a broad range of molecular techniques including nucleic acid extraction and amplification (PCR, RT-PCR, real-time PCR, NASBA, and SDA), sequencing, capillary electrophoresis, traditional cytogenetics, FISH, microarray and next generation sequencing technology. Trainees are expected to function as junior attendings and will be actively involved in test development, performance, preparation of report of sign-out, participation in clinic/inpatient visits and clinical consultation. Fellows are also exposed to administrative aspects of directing a modern molecular diagnostics laboratory. Opportunities for research experience are available in the first and subsequent years.

Staff

This program is directed by Shuko Harada, M.D., Associate Professor of Pathology, Interim Division Director of Genomics and Bioinformatics, and Section Head of Molecular Pathology.

Requirements

Applicants must be AP, CP or AP/CP or medical genetics Board eligible, or Board certified.

Stipends

Stipends are commensurate with the year of postgraduate training in pathology or genetics. A professional development fund is also provided.

Applications

Submit application 12 to 24 months prior to initiation of training along with curriculum vitae and three letters of recommendation, including one from current program director to: path-fellowships@uabmc.edu.

Address letters of recommendation to:
Shuko Harada, M.D.
Associate Professor of Pathology
Director, Molecular Genetic Pathology Fellowship
Department of Pathology
The University of Alabama at Birmingham
619 19th Street South, HSB 149M
Birmingham, AL 35249-6823

Additional information can be obtained from:
Program Coordinator
Telephone: (205) 975-3450
Fax: (205) 975-PATH
E-mail: path-fellowships@uabmc.edu
Website: www.uab.edu/medicine/pathology/education/fellowship-program

Neuropathology

Neuropathology Fellowship is a 2-year training program

We accept 1 fellow per year of training - Openings for 2020 and 2021

Description

The Neuropathology Fellowship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham is accredited by the ACGME and meets the requirements towards board certification in neuropathology. We seek to train pathologists or other physicians with appropriate neuroscience training for careers in academic neuropathology. One year of fellowship is on clinical service and the second year provided as a year of research experience. The UAB Division of Neuropathology has a broad catchment area, with specimens originating from University Hospital, the Birmingham VA Medical Center, Children's of Alabama, and the Medical Examiner's System of Alabama as well as an active consultation service. Research opportunities in many different disciplines are available, with numerous neuroscience subcenters in the University

Staff

Kenneth B. Fallon, M.D., Associate Professor, Neuropathology Program Director; James (Rob) R. Hackney, M.D., Assistant Professor; Vishnu Reddy, M.D., Professor and Interim Neuropathology Division Director.

Requirements

Board eligibility or certification in anatomic pathology or AP/CP; additionally, a license to practice medicine in Alabama, which requires successful completion of USMLE Steps 1, 2 and 3, is needed.

Stipends

Commensurate with year of postgraduate training; also, a professional development fund is provided.

Applications

Submit application 12 to 24 months prior to initiation of training along with curriculum vitae and three letters of recommendation, including one from current program director to: path-fellowships@uabmc.edu.

Address letters of recommendation to:
Kenneth B. Fallon, M.D.
Associate Professor of Pathology
Director, Neuropathology Fellowship
Department of Pathology
The University of Alabama at Birmingham
619 19th Street South, HSB 149M

Birmingham, AL 35249-6823

Additional information:

Program Coordinator
Telephone: (205) 975-3450; Fax: (205) 975-PATH
Email: path-fellowships@uabmc.edu
Website: www.uab.edu/medicine/pathology/education/fellowship-program

Surgical Pathology

Openings for 2019, 2020 and 2021 - Number of appointments per year: 4

Description

The Division of Anatomic Pathology at the University of Alabama Medical Center, Birmingham, offers a one-year fellowship experience in Diagnostic Surgical Pathology. The University of Alabama at Birmingham Surgical Pathology laboratory performs more than 40,000 evaluations per year, which cover the entire breadth and depth of clinical material. There are especially strong services in Breast Pathology, GYN Pathology, GU Pathology, Musculoskeletal Pathology, ENT Pathology, Transplant Pathology, and GI diseases including the liver. Opportunities for elective rotations in subspecialty areas in Cytopathology, Hematopathology, and Molecular Pathology exist. Fellows are encouraged to participate in ongoing basic, translational or applied research projects in collaboration with the more than two dozen faculty members in the Division. Rotations are entirely at The University of Alabama Hospital. For those having an interest in Pediatric Surgical Pathology, a selected rotation at Children’s of Alabama (adjacent to UAB Hospital) is possible.

Staff

This program is directed by Shi Wei, M.D., Ph.D.
 Professor, Section Head of Surgical Pathology

Requirements

MD degree, license to practice medicine in the State of Alabama, and completion of pathology core requirements (3 yrs of AP or 4 yrs of combined AP/CP training). Most fellows are in their 5th postgraduate level of training.

Stipends

Stipends are commensurate with the level of postgraduate training in Pathology. A professional development fund is also provided.

Applications

Submit application 12 to 24 months prior to initiation of training along with curriculum vitae and three letters of recommendation, including one from current program director to: path-fellowships@uabmc.edu.

Address letters of recommendation to:

Shi Wei, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Pathology
Director, Surgical Pathology Fellowship
Department of Pathology
University of Alabama at Birmingham
619 19th Street South, HSB 149M
Birmingham, AL 35249-6823

Additional information can be obtained from:
Program Coordinator:
Telephone: (205) 975-3450
Fax: (205) 975-PATH
E-mail: path-fellowships@uabmc.edu
Website: www.uab.edu/medicine/pathology/education/fellowship-program