Bone and Soft Tissue Pathology Fellowship

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  • Rajiv Patel, MD
    Associate Professor, Dermatopathology, Director Bone & Soft Tissue Pathology Fellowship

    (734) 764-4460

Bone and Soft Tissue Pathology Fellowship

Next Opening 2020-2021

This one year fellowship provides comprehensive training in diagnostic bone and soft tissue pathology. The fellow is appointed to the faculty as a clinical lecturer, which encourages professional development through graded responsibility and independence. We have a rich in-house, transfer and consultation case mix. We participate in a very active sarcoma multidisciplinary tumor board, which is a national destination program that sees approximately 700 new patients per year. The fellow attends daily bone and soft tissue sign-out and actively participates in the weekly tumor board by presenting pathologic findings relevant to patient management. Time will also be dedicated to sign-out in the general sign-out/frozen section lab, as the in-house bone and soft tissue material (biopsies, resections, and intraoperative consultations) are encountered there. Familiarity with common and esoteric molecular diagnostic tests for sarcomas is gained through a rotation at our molecular pathology facility.

At least one research project is required with potential to do an additional year of research. Numerous avenues for research collaboration exist at the University of Michigan. Dr. Lucas and Patel are co-directors of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) funded SARC (Sarcoma Alliance for Research) SPORE (Specialized Program of Research Excellence) Pathology Core B, which provides ample opportunities for collaborative, interdisciplinary, translational research. A well-attended monthly multidisciplinary sarcoma research meeting is held in the Comprehensive Cancer Center as well. Our group has been the beneficiary of a number of Anatomic Pathology Funding Grants in the past few years, which have led to numerous publications. Teaching and mentorship of residents is also an important component of the training program. This is a non-ACGME approved position.

Requirements:

Applicants must be Board-certified or eligible in anatomic pathology or AP/CP and must be eligible for a license to practice in Michigan.

Applications:

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

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Inquiries can be directed to:

Rajiv M. Patel, M.D., Bone and Soft Tissue Pathology Fellowship Director at rajivpat@med.umich.edu or the Program Office at mariesas@med.umich.edu