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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 14,906 gynecologic cases per year (conventional and liquid based) and 8,640 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 and perform rapid on-site evaluation. In addition, fellows will have hands-on experience with ultrasound-guided thyroid FNA and Head and Neck FNAs. 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. 

  • Dedicated Education Time
  • FNA's including thyroid FNA's in Clinic
  • Electives
  • Research

Meet Our Cytopathology Faculty

Frida Rosenblum, M.D.

Frida Rosenblum, M.D.
Associate Professor, Anatomic Pathology
Director, Cytopathology Fellowship
Cytopathology, Renal Pathology, Hematopathology & Surgical Pathology

Isam-Eldin Eltoum, M.D., M.B.A.

Isam-Eldin Eltoum, M.D., M.B.A.
Professor, Anatomic Pathology
Vice Chair for Quality and Patient Safety
Cytopathology Section Head
Cytopathology, Head & Neck Pathology & Gastrointestinal Pathology

Huma Fatima, M.D.

Huma Fatima, M.D.
Associate Professor, Anatomic Pathology
Director, Renal Pathology Service
Renal Pathology, Cytopathology & Surgical Pathology

Diana Lin, M.D.

Diana Lin, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Anatomic Pathology
Head & Neck Pathology & Cytopathology

Xiao Huang, M.D.

Xiao Huang, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Anatomic Pathology
Breast Pathology & Cytopathology


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


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


Submit application 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.
Associate Professor in Pathology
Director, Cytopathology Fellowship Program
Department of Pathology
The University of Alabama at Birmingham
619 19th Street South, HSB 149M, Birmingham, AL 35249

Cytopathology Fellowship Information

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