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Cytopathology Fellowships

Since 1999, the Oregon Health & Science University Department of Pathology has offered a one year, ACGME-approved fellowship in cytopathology. Our faculty and fellows have a track record of success in both academic and private practice careers. The program is designed to provide comprehensive training in cytopathology with emphasis on the performance and interpretation of fine needle aspiration biopsies and the integration of molecular diagnostic tools in non-gynecologic and gynecologic specimens. The clinical service volume is moderate with approximately 12,000 gynecologic specimens, 1,500 non-gynecological specimens, and 1,000 fine needle aspirations (FNA) each year. The FNA service emphasizes head and neck lesions, including thyroid, and provides exceptional training in diagnosing endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)-guided biopsies of pancreatic, gastric, and mediastinal lesions. The fellow has increasing levels of responsibility commensurate with their level of performance. In addition to their clinical duties, fellows participate in laboratory management, CAP inspection training, quality control measures, resident education, and translational research activities. Ancillary facilities support immunocytochemistry, flow cytometry, and molecular diagnostics.

Program Director: Terry Morgan, MD, PhD

OHSU is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer

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Stacey Shird
Administrative Assistant
Oregon Health & Science University
Pathology Department, L-113
3181 S.W. Sam Jackson Park Rd.
Portland, OR 97239-3098
Phone: 503-494-5253
Fax: 503-494-2025

Cytopathology Fellowship Graduates

Name of FellowDate of GraduationCurrent Position
Nicole Turner, MD June 2013Surgical Pathology Fellow, University of Washington
Seattle, Washington
Marina Landa, MD June 2012Staff Pathologist, Harlem Hospital Center
New York, NY
George Wettach, MD June 2011Staff Pathologist at Blue Mountain Pathology, Inc.
Pendleton, OR
Sandra White, MD June 2010Director of Cytopathology & Staff Pathologist
Puget Sound Institute of Pathology
Seattle, Washington
Thomas Palmrose, MD June 2009Staff Pathologist, Good Samaritan Hospital,
Corvallis, Oregon
Reva Ricketts-Loriaux, DOJune 2008Staff Pathologist, Kaiser Regional Laboratory,
Portland, OR
Andrew Schreiner, MDJune 2007 Assistant Professor, Weill Cornell Medical College,
New York, NY
Melinda Racz, MDJune 2006 Staff Pathologist, Space Coast Pathologists,
Melbourne, FL
Nisreen Fidda, MDJune 2005Staff Pathologist, Cell Netix Pathology
Olympia, WA