Breast Pathology Fellowship

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Breast Pathology Fellowship

Next Opening: 2026-2027

The Breast Pathology Fellowship is a one-year program that provides a thorough exposure to diagnostic surgical pathology of the breast as well as insight into the multidisciplinary management of breast disease. The main objective of the program is to provide the fellow with proficient diagnostic skills, an in-depth understanding of the implications of pathologic diagnoses in the management of breast cancer patients, and a unique translational research experience. The fellow will concentrate on signing out breast pathology transfer cases and referral consultation cases from a very active breast care clinic and regional/national consultation service, respectively. The fellow will discuss the cases at the weekly Multidisciplinary Breast Care Clinic Conference, which provides a unique learning experience. The research focus of the fellowship will be tailored to meet the individual fellow's interest He/she will have the opportunity to conduct clinical projects, and/or translational research projects, including the use of high-density tissue microarray and cDNA array technology. The opportunity to have a general surgical pathology rotation during this fellowship is available. This program is not ACGME accredited.

Applicants must be board-certified or eligible in Anatomic Pathology or Anatomic and Clinical Pathology and be eligible for a license to practice medicine in Michigan.  Applicants must be US citizens, permanent residents or pending permanent residents/EAD approved. J-1 visas are not eligible.

The U-M accepts degrees from colleges and universities listed on the link below. Candidates must have graduated from a medical school found on the approved list, affiliation with a school on the approved list is not sufficient.   Medical Schools Recognized by University of Michigan

The following list of osteopathic medical schools are also accepted American Osteopathic Medical School List

Salary will be commensurate with the candidate's level of training.


Fellowship applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis until available positions are filled.  Applications will be reviewed once ALL required documents listed below are received:  

  • completed fellowship application
  • current CV
  • three letters of recommendation

Applications should be submitted online: Click Here


Inquiries can be directed to:

Rouba Ali-Fehmi, MD  Program Director

Department of Pathology and Clinical Laboratories
2800 Plymouth Road, Bldg 35
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2800