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The Neuropathology Fellowship at UAB is a two-year program, fully accredited by the ACGME for one Fellow per year, eventuating in subspecialty board certification. The program includes experience in all areas of Neuropathology, including intraoperative consultations (frozen sections) as well as appropriate use and interpretation of special stains, immunohistochemistry, and molecular studies including FISH and next generation sequencing. There is also weekly experience in brain cutting and in case presentation at the Neuro-Oncology Brain Tumor Conference.  The fellows also attend conferences and lectures in neuromuscular pathology.  Fellows also have many opportunities to teach Pathology and Neurology Residents and medical students. There are many opportunities for translational or clinical research in the first year, leading to presentation at regional or national meetings such as the Association of American Neuropathologists. In the second (research) year, there are numerous choices for basic, translational or clinical research.

Meet Our Neuropathology Faculty


Rati Chkheidze, M.D.

Rati Chkheidze, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Pathology
Program Director, Neuropathology Fellowship 

C. Ryan Miller, M.D., Ph.D.

C. Ryan Miller, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Pathology
Director, Division of Neuropathology

Neda Wick, M.D.

Neda Wick, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Neuropathology

Richard Powers, M.D.

Richard Powers, M.D.
Professor, Neuropathology


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 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:

Rati Chkheidze, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Director, Neuropathology Fellowship Program
Department of Pathology
The University of Alabama at Birmingham
619 19th Street South, HSB 175D, Birmingham, AL 35249

Neuropathology 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