Gynecologic & Breast Pathology
This fellowship is a one-to two-year program combining training in diagnostic breast and gynecologic surgical pathology with training in translational research. The Fellowship will consist of specialty surgical pathology sign-out training and involvement in ongoing or novel research projects. The fellowship in Gynecologic and Breast Pathology benefits from the outstanding clinical material afforded by the Yale-New Haven Hospital’s Breast Center and world class gynecologic oncology service. The in-house case material is supplemented by the unique and rare consult cases sent to Dr. Tavassoli from all over the U.S. and other countries around the world. This setting generates approximately 15,000 specimens per year. The environment is dynamic and exciting.
- Competency in the morphologic criteria in all types of breast and gynecologic specimens
- Ability to incorporate molecular and other advanced techniques into the practice of breast and gynecologic pathology
- Ability to make diagnoses and provide differential diagnoses on all types of breast and gynecologic specimens
- Ability to understand the clinical impact of the diagnoses
- Understanding of both the capabilities and the limitations of assessment of a disease process microscopically
Primary commitment will be given to an active clinical service, with the opportunity to conduct translational research.
Fellows are an integral part of patient care at YNHH. They have a major role in Gyn and Breast Tumor Boards and biopsy-cytology correlation conferences. Fellows also assist in the training of first and second year residents in breast and gynecologic pathology and are expected to conduct translational research projects under the supervision of senior faculty. Research may be also undertaken as part of active interdepartmental research programs aimed at understanding the pathobiology and improving the diagnosis and management of breast and gynecologic diseases. The fellows education is through assigned responsibilities and supplemented by seminars given by Yale faculty and invited lecturers to the Dept of Pathology.
Three years of training in anatomic pathology or four years combined anatomic and clinical pathology; board certification in anatomic pathology will be a plus.
Stipends commensurate with hospital policy.
Applications should be submitted by October 30.
Fattaneh Tavassoli, M.D.
Director of Program in Gynecologic Pathology
Department of Pathology
Yale University School of Medicine
P.O. Box 208070
New Haven, CT 06520-8070