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The UAB Cytopathology Fellowship Program is participating in the American Society of Cytopathology (ASC) unified recruitment timeline for cytopathology fellowship programs, demonstrating our ongoing program improvement and commitment to diversity/equitable recruitment practices for ACGME Programs.  For additional information, please visit


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 14,180 gynecologic cases per year (conventional and liquid based) and 6,100 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 RosenblumFrida Rosenblum, M.D.
Associate Professor, Anatomic Pathology
Director, Cytopathology Fellowship
Cytopathology, Renal Pathology, Hematopathology & Surgical Pathology

Isam-Eldin EltoumIsam-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 FatimaHuma Fatima, M.D.
Associate Professor, Anatomic Pathology
Director, Renal Pathology Service
Renal Pathology, Cytopathology & Surgical Pathology

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

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

Manuel Lora Gonzalez, M.D.Manuel Lora Gonzalez
Assistant Professor, Anatomic Pathology
Head & Neck 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:

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