McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University
Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
Pediatric Pathology Fellowship
Opening for 2018-2019
Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, the children's hospital for McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University has an opening in our pediatric pathology fellowship for 2018-2019.
This is a one-year ACGME-accredited pediatric pathology fellowship program starting July 1st 2018, designed to provide comprehensive training in both diagnostic and investigative pediatric pathology and to substantially enhance the basic knowledge of pediatric pathology. The fellowship provides exposure to all aspects of pediatric pathology including general pediatric surgical pathology, hematopathology, cytology, perinatal pathology, molecular techniques/cytogenetics. The material is diagnostically challenging.
The modern management of pediatric diseases requires an in-depth knowledge not only of pathology, but general pediatrics, surgery, oncology, neonatology, genetics, metabolic diseases, immunology, transplant-associated disorders. Opportunities exist to develop refined diagnostic skills through interaction and close collaboration with several divisions including pediatric surgery, hematology-oncology (including neuro-oncology), transplant surgery, gastroenterology, and radiology.
The fellowship program is based primarily at Lurie Children's Hospital although some specialized rotations may be provided through Northwestern Memorial Hospital. The faculty is knowledgeable in all areas of pediatric pathology and their interests include: pediatric soft tissue tumors, liver and gastrointestinal diseases, genitourinary diseases, cardiac pathology, hematopathology, neuropathology, perinatal pathology, molecular pathology, cytogenetics.
Our Department evaluates approximately 7,500 surgical specimens, 500 cytology, 700 cytogenetic studies, 400 outside consults, 150 fine needle aspirations and 40 autopsy cases per year. The perinatal pathology rotation is offered in collaboration with Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where over 3500 placentas and 80-100 perinatal autopsies are evaluated annually. Additional materials include a collection of over 2,500 congenital cardiac specimens in The Farouk Idriss Cardiac Registry, as well as collections of several hundred microscopic slides of various pediatric pathologic lesions. The department also holds the Children's Oncology Group Renal Tumor Pathology Center and the J.B. Beckwith Developmental/Renal Tumor Collection, a comprehensive registry of over 53,000 pediatric renal tumor cases.
Candidates must have completed at least two years of training in an ACGME accredited residency program in anatomic and clinical pathology or anatomic pathology, be eligible for board examination and have a valid Illinois State License.
Interested candidates should forward a letter of interest, a current CV and three letters of reference to:
Nicoleta Arva, MD, PhD Director
Pediatric Pathology Fellowship Program