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 2021
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 a weekly resident slide teaching conferences. Fellows are encouraged to do clinical research and have three months for elective rotations and/or research. We offer a subspecialty service learning environment with an average workload of 22,000 cases per year representing a full spectrum of surgical pathology cases with substantial numbers of GI, GU, head and neck, breast, GYN, pediatrics, soft tissue and bone cases.
Next available position: July 2020 and July 2022
OHSU offers a dynamic, one-year, accredited Hematopathology Fellowship Program staffed by six hematopathologists. Our program trains fellows in a broad spectrum of pediatric and adult hematopathology, including interpretation of morphological, flow cytometric, immunohistochemical, and molecular analysis, including NGS and cytogenetics. Rotations include bone marrow and lymph node/consultative services as well as focused rotations in molecular pathology generous elective time. Fellows will gain broad experience in neoplastic and non-neoplastic hematologic disorders, with a caseload of approximately 2,000 bone marrows and 500 lymph node and tissue biopsies, and 600 flow cytometry cases per year. Cases are from the OHSU Hospital, Doernbecher Children's Hospital, and regional laboratories and private groups. OHSU has an active bone marrow transplant program and is the only academic medical center in Oregon.
Molecular Genetic Pathology Fellowship
Next available position: July 2023
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.
Next available position: July 2020
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.
Next available position: July 2021
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.