Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Pathology

Genitourinary Pathology Fellowship

The Genitourinary Division of the Department of Pathology at Northwestern University has one emergency opening for a one-year fellowship position starting July 1, 2018. We will also start taking applications for one-year fellowship position starting July 1, 2020.

The Department of Pathology offers a one-year position in the Advanced Specialty Training Program (ASTP) in Genitourinary Pathology. The candidate will be offered a junior faculty position at the rank of instructor (non-tenure eligible) in the Department of Pathology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

The program is designed to provide comprehensive training in diagnostic GU pathology, including standard diagnostic practices. The primary training site, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, is situated in downtown Chicago and is one of the premier referral medical centers in the Midwest for patients with urologic diseases, with 17 full-time urologists on staff. More than 4,000 GU cases are evaluated in surgical pathology annually, including 500 prostatectomies and 1000 in-house prostate needle core biopsies. The fellow will learn specialized techniques, such as immunohistochemistry, molecular diagnostics, in situ hybridization, tissue-microarrays, cDNA microarrays, and flow cytometry.

Clinical Experience

The candidate is expected to participate in the diagnosis of GU specimens from a wide range of benign and malignant urologic conditions, and inter-departmental clinical conferences. In addition, ample opportunities are available for scholarly collaborations in all areas of GU pathology, including collaborations with investigators from Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center. As a junior faculty member in the Department of Pathology, the ASTP Instructor will be granted the privilege of independently signing-out surgical pathology and frozen section cases, and participating in on-call process similar to the department’s staff pathologists after an initial six-month observation period. Additionally, the ASTP Instructor is expected to participate in inter-departmental clinical conferences and training of anatomic pathology residents.

Eligibility and Requirements

Candidates must be board eligible or certified in anatomic pathology.


The stipend is commensurate with the PGY level 5. Find stipend information via the McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University site.

Application Process

Submit the following documents via email to program coordinator

Current CV

Personal statement

Three letters of recommendation


Program Director

GU Program Director Dr. Yang

Ximing J. Yang, MD, PhD

Program Faculty

Guang-Yu Yang, MD, PhD