Endocrine, Head & Neck Pathology
This is a new one-year clinical fellowship program designed to develop diagnostic expertise in surgical pathology, specifically endocrine, head, and neck pathology for either academic or community settings. Of the approximately 58,000 surgical specimens per year processed by the department, about 3000 fall under endocrine, head, and neck pathology. In addition, approximately 4000 cytology specimens and 500 molecular diagnostic tests represent endocrine and head and neck lesions. The Department of Surgery's Section of Endocrine/General Surgery, staffed by 4 surgeons, and Section of Otolaryngology with 8 surgeons, and the Endocrinology Sections of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, staffed by over 20 endocrinologists, together make YNHH a tertiary center facility attracting a very broad range of patients suffering from common to rare and unusual diseases. The fellowship program includes clinical service rotations on both the EHN and General Surgical Pathology services, including “Hot-Seat” and Frozen Sections, oral and maxillofacial pathology, molecular pathology and elective time for focused subspecialty rotations in areas such as dermatopathology, hematopathology, bone and soft tissue pathology, and ophthalmic pathology, among others. The fellows’ responsibilities vary with each rotation but in general will include workup of consultation cases, supervision of pathology residents, sign-out experiences and teaching. The fellow will be a vital member of multi-disciplinary tumor boards, and will have the opportunity to present at departmental and interdepartmental clinical conferences. Protected time will be provided to complete research projects in collaboration with faculty. The scientific environment is particularly well suited to encourage translational research bringing advances in the basic sciences to clinical investigation.
Three years of training in anatomic pathology or four years training in combined anatomic and clinical pathology.
Stipends commensurate with hospital policy.
Manju Prasad, M.D.
Associate Professor of Pathology
Director, EHN Pathology Subspeciality Program
Department of Pathology
Yale School of Medicine
P.O. Box 208070
New Haven, CT 06520-8070.