Tennessee, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology
Renal Pathology Fellowship
Openings for 2017 and 2019
The Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, offers a one year fellowship in renal pathology. The fellowship is under the direction of Agnes B. Fogo, M.D., John L. Shapiro Professor of Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology and Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Paisit Paueksakon, M.D., Associate Professor of Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology is Associate Director of the fellowship program.
The fellow is directly involved in the diagnostic evaluation of all renal biopsies received annually by the Renal Pathology Laboratory at Vanderbilt. These cases represent largely native (70%) as well as transplant (30%) renal biopsies, with both adult and pediatric cases. Current volume is about 1,700 cases/year, of which 70% are cases from outside hospitals in the region and other countries. The fellow will be expected to work independently in preparing cases for sign-out by the faculty using light, immunofluorescence and electron microscopy. Fellows will also present cases at clinical conferences held jointly with the Nephrology and Renal Transplant Divisions, have ample exposure to clinical teaching conferences, actively participate in teaching renal pathology to medical students, residents and nephrology fellows, and attend weekly departmental surgical pathology slide conferences. Fellows are expected to pursue an academic project, e.g., clinical teaching case reports. Fellows are encouraged and funds are available to attend a yearly scientific meeting during their training.
Application requirements: Applicants must be ECFMG certified if graduates of a foreign medical school, and should have a minimum of two years' training in Anatomic Pathology or three years in Anatomic Pathology/Clinical Pathology in an ACGME accredited pathology residency training program or certification in another specialty by a member board of ABMS.
To apply, please send a letter of interest, three reference letters, and current CV to:
Agnes Fogo, M.D.
John L. Shapiro Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology
Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics
1161 21st Ave. South
Nashville TN 37232
Vanderbilt University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.