Pulmonary Pathology Fellowship

Pulmonary Pathology Fellowship

Next Opening 2019-2020


This one-year program emphasizes histopathologic and cytologic diagnosis as well as clinically oriented research.  Opportunities also exist for additional training in a basic research setting, depending on the interests and career goals of the applicant. The core curriculum includes a robust combination of both institutional and consultation cases covering a diverse range of problems in neoplastic and non-neoplastic lung diseases. In each of the last two years our UMHS Thoracic Surgery colleagues performed over 130 anatomic lung resections, 20 wedge resections, 70 mediastinal procedures and 140 esophagectomies.  Over the last five years our transplant program has averaged about 30 lung transplants annually.  Our consultation practice sees well over 1,000 cases per year covering a breadth of neoplastic and non-neoplastic thoracic diseases.  Fellows will work closely with a number of faculty who have expertise in diagnostic pulmonary pathology and cytopathology, an established track record of academic achievement, and a strong commitment to education. Partnering with colleagues in Thoracic Surgery and Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, fellows will have multiple opportunities for clinical-pathologic correlation in the course of case review as well as multidisciplinary conferences and collaborative projects.

Our fellows also participate in a monthly multi-insitutional, North American journal club in which participating institutions meet by teleconference to discuss recent articles likely to be of interest to those who specialize in diagnostic pulmonary pathology.  Assets accumulated from the journal club are posted at http://www.pulmpathrev.typepad.com.

At the conclusion of this fellowship, incumbents will be well positioned for a career in any practice setting.

Applicants must be board certified or eligible in Anatomic Pathology by the beginning of the fellowship and be eligible for a license in the State of Michigan. 

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

Applications should be received no later than September 30th for fellowships beginning a year from the following July.
Applications should be submitted online: Click Here