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Breast Pathology Fellowship

Accepting applications for the 2026-27 academic year in April/May 2024.


This fellowship at the Yale Breast Pathology Service is a one-year program with focused training in diagnostic breast surgical pathology. The fellowship will consist of specialty surgical pathology sign-out training and involvement in ongoing or novel research projects. The fellowship benefits from the outstanding clinical material afforded by The Breast Center at Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven, a National Cancer Institute designated Comprehensive Cancer Center recognized for excellence in patient care and outcomes, with a team of physician specialists including radiologists, breast surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, pathologists, and plastic surgeons. During the 12 months of training, the fellow will be involved in the diagnostic assessment of over 3,500 breast specimens.

Educational Objectives

  • Competency in the morphologic criteria of benign and malignant processes in all types of breast specimens
  • Ability to incorporate molecular and other advanced techniques into the practice of breast pathology
  • Ability to make diagnoses and provide differential diagnoses on all types of breast 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 Breast Tumor Board and Radiologic-Pathologic Correlation Conference. Fellows assist in the training of first and second year residents in breast pathology, contribute to journal club presentations and have the opportunity to participate in medical school teaching. Translational research participation is encouraged, aiming to contribute to clinically oriented research papers. The fellow’s education is through assigned responsibilities and supplemented by seminars given by Yale faculty and invited lecturers to the Department of Pathology.


Three years of training in anatomic pathology or four years combined anatomic and clinical pathology; board certification in anatomic pathology is desirable.


Stipends commensurate with hospital policy.

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