Fellowships

A view of the Portland aerial Tram and downtown from the VA building.We offer five subspecialty fellowships including a one-year Surgical Pathology fellowship. Cytopathology, Hematopathology, Molecular Genetic Pathology, and Neuropathology fellowships are ACGME-accredited. Our fellowships are all led by program directors who are experts in their fields, and supported by dedicated, enthusiastic faculty.

Surgical Pathology Fellowship

Next position available: July 2018

Fellows are responsible for initial assessment of biopsies, frozen sections and resection specimens, which are later signed out with the staff. They supervise and provide guidance to the residents and student fellows, and are responsible for their slide teaching conferences. Fellows are encouraged to do clinical research and have two months for elective rotations and/or research. Average workload is 20,000 cases per year, with a full spectrum of surgical pathology cases and substantial numbers of GI/GU, head and neck, breast, GYN, pediatrics, soft tissue, and bone cases.

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Hematopathology Fellowship

Next available position: July 2018

Rotations include 20 weeks of bone marrow service, 20 weeks of lymph node/consultation service, and 12 weeks or elective rotations. Fellows should gain broad experience in the diagnosis of neoplastic and non-neoplastic hematologic disorders, with a caseload of approximately 2,000 bone marrows, 500 lymph node and tissue biopsies, and 300 skin biopsies a year. Cases are from the OHSU Hospital, Doernbecher Children's Hospital, Portland VA Medical Center, Kaiser Permanente, and consultations for local/national pathologists and oncologists. In addition, fellows will gain hands-on experience in 8-color flow cytometry data analysis, with a workload of more than 3,000 flow cytometry cases a year.

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Molecular Genetic Pathology Fellowship

Next available position: July 2018

MGP fellows acquire a working knowledge of all current clinical molecular diagnostic procedures, including DNA and RNA extraction, Southern blots, FISH/in situ hybridization, mutation scanning methods, standard and next-generation DNA sequencing, and a diverse spectrum of qualitative, quantitative, and multiplex amplification methods. These technologies are applied in a wide spectrum of clinical settings, including diagnosis of cancer, inherited and infectious diseases, as well as in HLA-typing and identification. The workload consists of approximately 10,000 annual cases, divided about evenly between oncology, inherited diseases, virology, and cytogenetics/FISH.

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Cytopathology Fellowship

Next available position: July 2018

The program provides comprehensive training in cytopathology, with emphasis on the performance and interpretation of fine needle aspiration biopsies and the integration of cytology and molecular pathology. Our program reviews more than 12,000 gynecologic specimens, 5,000 non-gynecological specimens, and 1,000 fine needle aspirations each year.

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Neuropathology Fellowship

Next available position: July 2018

Fellows are responsible for initial interpretation of frozen sections, surgical specimens, autopsy brain cutting, and all aspects of the clinical service. Participation in clinical or basic science research projects is an essential part of the training program. The neuropathology section sees an average of 650 CNS surgical pathology specimens, 300 muscle and nerve biopsies, and more than 200 autopsy brains each year. The fellow is exposed to a full spectrum of neuropathology, including adult and pediatric neoplastic, inflammatory, traumatic and degenerative disorders.

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