Head & Neck Fellowship

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Head & Neck Surgical Pathology Fellowship

Next Opening 2024-2025

This one-year fellowship provides broad and comprehensive training in diagnostic surgical pathology of head & neck sites (including endocrine organs). H&N surgical pathology fellows at the University of Michigan are appointed to the faculty as clinical instructors, which fosters professional development through graded responsibility and independence. The University of Michigan Hospital and Health System is a tertiary referral center, which generates over 80,000 surgical specimens annually, and in conjunction with our busy extramural consultant practice, we accession nearly 100,000 cases annually. The University houses a Comprehensive Cancer Center with active oncologic services and a full range of cancer-related clinical and research programs. It is also an active transplant center. A large faculty with broad clinical and research interests allows fellows to gain unparalleled clinical experience and opportunities to engage in collaborative research projects with a focus on H&N pathology. The program emphasizes intraoperative frozen section consultation, participation in clinicopathologic conferences, and extramural consultation practice. There is time provided for electives in other areas of pathology such as bone/soft tissue pathology, pediatric pathology, hematopathology, molecular pathology, etc. In addition, dedicated electives for research are available. Fellows will be expected to participate in weekly multidisciplinary tumor boards, resident/fellow lectures/slide conferences, and research project(s). Teaching and mentoring residents and medical students is also an important component of the experience.  This program is not ACGME accredited.

Candidates must be board certified or eligible in anatomic pathology or AP/CP and must be eligible for a license to practice in Michigan.  Applicants must be US citizens, permanent residents or pending permanent residents/EAD approved. J-1 visas are not eligible.

Support is 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:

Jonathan McHugh, MD

A. James French Professor of Surgical Pathology
Clinical Professor, Department of Pathology
Clinical Professor, Department of Surgery, Section of Oral Maxillofacial Surgery
Michigan Medicine – University of Michigan
Department of Pathology
2800 Plymouth Rd.
Building 35
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Office (734) 232-0022
Fax (734) 763-4095
Email: jonamch@med.umich.edu