Endocrine, Head & Neck Pathology


This is a one-year ACGME accredited 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 3,000 fall under endocrine, head and neck pathology. In addition, approximately 4,000 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 scientific environment is particularly well suited to encourage translational research bringing advances in the basic sciences to clinical investigation.

Educational Objectives

  • Competency in diagnostic pathology of endocrine and head and neck disease including intraoperative and final diagnosis
  • Ability to incorporate data from clinical, radiological, cytological, molecular and other ancillary studies into diagnostic work-up
  • Determine limitations of various ancillary tests


  • Clinical service rotations on both the EHN and General Surgical Pathology services, including “Hot-Seat” and Frozen Sections, oral and maxillofacial pathology, molecular pathology
  • Cytology-surgical pathology correlation
  • Elective time for focused subspecialty rotations in areas such as dermatopathology, hematopathology, bone and soft tissue pathology, ophthalmic pathology, among others
  • Participation in multi-disciplinary tumor boards, and departmental and interdepartmental clinical conferences
  • Protected time provided to complete research projects in collaboration with faculty


Three years of training in ACGME accredited anatomic pathology or four years training in combined anatomic and clinical pathology, or equivalent experience. Foreign medical graduates with equivalent experience and who have successfully passed USMLE I and II will also be considered.


Stipends commensurate with hospital policy.


Apply to:

Manju L. Prasad, M.D.
Professor of Pathology
Director, EHN Pathology Subspecialty and Fellowship Program
Department of Pathology
Yale School of Medicine
310 Cedar Street
P.O. Box 208070
New Haven, CT 06520-8070
Tel: 203.737.4862
Fax: 203.737.2922
E-mail: manju.prasad@yale.edu