Fellowships

We offer seven subspecialty Fellowships including Surgical Pathology and GI Pathology (not ACGME-accredited), Cytopathology, Dermatopathology, Hematopathology, Molecular Genetic Pathology, and Neuropathology. Our Fellowships are led by program directors who are experts in their fields, and supported by dedicated, enthusiastic faculty.

OHSU also offers a Clinical Informatics Fellowship through the Department of Clinical Informatics and Epidemiology that is available to candidates who have completed a Pathology residency.

Surgical Pathology Fellowship

Next position available: July 2024

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.

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Gastrointestinal Pathology Fellowship

Next position available: July 2023

The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University is pleased to offer a new, one-year Gastrointestinal Pathology Fellowship position starting in 2023. Our enthusiastic team of five GI Pathologists and wide range of complex GI specimens is ideal for an intensive fellowship experience.

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Hematopathology Fellowship

Next available position: July 2023 (two positions available)

The OHSU Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine offers a one-year, ACGME-accredited Hematopathology Fellowship Program. Hematopathology fellows gain experience in a broad spectrum of adult and pediatric hematopathology, including hands-on training in interpretation of advanced ancillary studies including flow cytometry, immunohistochemistry, and cytogenetic/FISH and molecular techniques. Fellows rotate through bone marrow, lymph node/body fluid, and extramural consultation services as well as coagulation and molecular/cytogenetic services. OHSU has an active bone marrow transplant program and is the only academic medical center in Oregon. In addition, the service receives cases from Doernbecher Children's Hospital and consultations from regional laboratories and private groups.  The case mix is varied and interesting, and prepares fellows for successful academic and non-academic careers.

Perhaps the greatest strength of the program is our people. The program has seven faculty with a range of strengths and backgrounds, faculty with board certification in Molecular/Genetic Pathology, faculty with experience signing out Surgical Pathology, and numerous laboratory medical directors. We foster a collegial attitude and friendly atmosphere, and we value working colleagues, teammates, and trainees who share these goals.

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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.

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Cytopathology Fellowship

Next available position: July 2024

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 2024

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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Dermatopathology Fellowship

The Dermatopathology Fellowship at OHSU is a two-year program, with one year accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), and one year encompassing molecular genetic pathology, skin imaging technologies, research, and clinical opportunities.

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