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  • Clinical Chemistry Fellowship

    • Location: Johns Hopkins Hospital
    • Duration: 1 or 2 years
    • Program Contact: William Clarke, Ph.D.; wclarke@jhmi.edu

    The fellowship is a one- or two-year program that provides M.D. pathologists and Ph.D. scientists with analytical, clinical, research and management experience toward specialization in clinical chemistry. The fellow rotates through routine automated chemistry, critical care, special chemistry and toxicology. The program provides training in clinical laboratory operation, quality control and assurance, laboratory management, analytical methods and test interferences.

    Clinical Chemistry Fellowship Program Details

  • Cytopathology Fellowship

    • Location: The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    • Accrediting Body: ACGME Accredited
    • Duration: 1 year
    • Program Contact: Shirley Long; salong@jhmi.edu

    The fellow will gain advanced experience in diagnosis, teaching and research in clinical cytopathology. Diagnostic material consists of a wide variety of gynecologic and nongynecologic specimens. Performance of superficial fine needle aspirations and on-site assessment of superficial and image guided deep aspirates provides the trainee with extensive expertise in this popular technique. Fellows are given increasing responsibility in cytopathology sign-out as they acquire experience and participate as instructors in an internationally acclaimed continuing medical education program.

    Cytopathology Fellowship Program Details

    Program Director

    Christopher J. VandenBussche, M.D., Ph.D.

    • Associate Professor of Pathology
    • Associate Professor of Oncology
    • Associate Director, Cytopathology Division
    • Program Director, Cytopathology Fellowship
  • Dermatopathology Fellowship

    • Location: The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    • Accrediting Body: ACGME Accredited
    • Duration: 1 year
    • Program Contact: Nicole Dearry; nbraswe1@jhmi.edu

    This one-year ACGME-accredited fellowship program in dermatopathology is designed for fellows who are board eligible or board certified in pathology or dermatology. Two ACGME-accredited fellowship appointments are available with one fully funded position available per year. The caseload comprises routine cases generated from the Johns Hopkins Department of Dermatology and other Johns Hopkins clinics and consults from outside practices, both nationally and internationally.

    Dermatopathology Fellowship Program Details

    Program Director

    Janis M. Taube, M.D., M.Sc.

    • Professor of Dermatology
    • Professor of Oncology
    • Professor of Pathology
    • Director, Division of Dermatopathology
    • Assistant Director, Dermatoimmunology Laboratory
  • Gastrointestinal and Liver Pathology

    • Location: The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    • Accrediting Body: ACGME Equivalent
    • Duration: 1 year
    • Program Contact: Nancy Nath; nnath2@jhmi.edu

    The two-year program combines clinically oriented surgical and biopsy pathology of gastrointestinal case material and an active consult service for which the fellow is responsible. Experts provide specialty experience in liver disease and diagnostic and research experience in pancreatic diseases. The fellow participates in clinical conferences and in-house staff and medical student teaching. In the second year the fellow is appointed an assistant by The Johns Hopkins Hospital (a faculty-level position) and takes full responsibility for sign-out of gastrointestinal case material.

    Gastrointestinal and Liver Pathology Program Details

    Program Director

    Lysandra Voltaggio, M.D.

    • Associate Professor of Pathology
  • Genitourinary Pathology

    • Location: The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    • Accrediting Body: ACGME Equivalent
    • Duration: 1 year
    • Program Contact: Nancy Nath; nnath2@jhmi.edu

    This is a one-year position combining clinical and research experience. There are typically four full-time fellows. The material comprises radical prostatectomy specimens, teaching sets covering the entire spectrum of urological pathology and an active personal consult service with over 45 cases per day. A major role of the fellow is in participation in the research projects covering diverse subjects relating to genitourinary pathology.

    Genitourinary Pathology Program Details

    Program Director

    Jonathan I. Epstein, M.D.

    • Professor of Pathology
    • Professor of Oncology
    • Professor of Urology
    • The Reinhard Professor of Urologic Pathology
    • Director of Surgical Pathology, The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    • Director of Urological Pathology, The Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Gynecologic Pathology

    • Location: The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    • Accrediting Body: Not Applicable
    • Duration: 2 years
    • Program Contact: Roberta Knox; rknox1@jhmi.edu

    The program combines a fellowship and a junior faculty assistant position of two years’ duration with variations ranging from a single fellowship year to two full years as a faculty assistant. The program combines advanced training in diagnostic gynecologic pathology with clinical/translational/basic research and teaching.

    Gynecologic Pathology Program Details

  • Hematopathology Fellowship

    • Location: The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    • Accrediting Body: ACGME Accredited
    • Duration: 1 year
    • Program Contact: Nancy Nath; nnath2@jhmi.edu

    This is a one-year ACGME-accredited fellowship that emphasizes diagnostic aspects of hematopathology. Candidates must be board eligible or certified in either anatomic pathology or anatomic and clinical pathology; combined training is preferred. The fellow is trained in morphologic examination of blood, bone marrow and lymph nodes, with emphasis on ancillary techniques. The fellow has direct responsibility for flow cytometry and immunocytochemistry, and gains experience in cytogenetics and molecular pathology. In addition, the program includes exposure to coagulation and other aspects of laboratory hematology.

    Hematopathology Fellowship Program Details

    Program Director

    Michael J. Borowitz, M.D., Ph.D.

    • Professor of Pathology
    • Professor of Oncology
    • Director, Division of Hematologic Pathology
    • Co-Director, Genes to Society
    • Deputy Director, Education, Department of Pathology
    • Executive Deputy Director, Department of Pathology
  • Medical Microbiology Fellowship

    • Location: The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    • Accrediting Body: ACGME Accredited
    • Duration: 1 year
    • Program Contact: Paula Mister; pmister1@jhmi.edu

    The Medical Microbiology Fellowship Program is ACGME-accredited in all major areas of microbial identification and susceptibility testing. The fellow will be responsible for designing and completing a clinical or basic science research project applying microbiologic skills under the direction of a microbiology division faculty member. Successful fellows may be certified by the American Board of Pathology examination in medical microbiology.

    Medical Microbiology Fellowship Program Details

    Program Director

    Karen C. Carroll, M.D.

    • Professor of Pathology
    • Joint Appointment in Medicine
    • Director, Division Medical Microbiology
    • Director, ACGME Accredited Medical Microbiology Fellowship Program
    • Section Director Molecular Epidemiology
    • Associate Director, Bacteriology Laboratory
  • Molecular Genetic Pathology Fellowship

    • Location: The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    • Accrediting Body: ACGME Accredited
    • Duration: 1 year
    • Program Contact: Penny Spencer; pspence3@jhmi.edu

    The molecular genetic pathology fellowship trains individuals for academic careers including molecularly oriented clinical research, development of molecularly based diagnostic technologies and disease-oriented basic research. Training consists of a didactic course in molecular biology, introductory rotations through selected basic and applied laboratories and an in-depth clinically oriented experience under the direction of a faculty mentor, all aimed at developing clinical competency. Fellows will incorporate genomic and proteomic approaches into their clinical and research training.

    Molecular Genetic Pathology Fellowship Program Details

    Program Director

    Rena R. Xian, M.D., M.S.

    • Assistant Professor of Pathology
    • Assistant Professor of Oncology
  • Neuropathology Fellowship

    • Location: The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    • Accrediting Body: ACGME Accredited
    • Duration: 2 years
    • Program Contact: Karen Fisher; kfisher3@jhmi.edu

    This fellowship focuses on the neurobiology/neuropathology and pathogenic mechanisms involved in illnesses, particularly amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, Huntington’s disease and Parkinson’s disease. Our group has examined in vitro and in vivo experimental systems emphasizing animal models of neurodegenerative diseases, gene targeting and transgenic approaches. Other priority areas are neurotrophic factors and their influence on injured neurons; the biology of brain tumors with an emphasis on the roles of specific genes in neoplasm and mechanisms of cell injury in hypoxia-ischemia.

    Neuropathology Fellowship Program Details

    Program Director

    Juan C. Troncoso, M.D.

    • Professor of Pathology
    • Professor of Neurology
    • Director, Clinical and Neuropathology Core
    • Director, Brain Resource Center
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