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Genitourinary/General Surgical Pathology

The Department of Pathology offers a one-year position in the Advanced Specialty Training Program (ASTP) in combined genitourinary pathology and general surgical 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 with a sign-out privilege in Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

The program is designed to provide comprehensive training in diagnostic GU pathology (six months) as well as general surgical pathology (six months), including standard diagnostic practices, consultation cases, daily QA conferences, teaching conferences and weekly urological oncology conference (tumor board). In addition, the program also offers focused training in digital pathology, and frozen section service. The primary training site, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, is situated in downtown Chicago and is one of the premier referral medical centers in the US for patients with urologic diseases, with 20 full-time urologists on staff. The fellow will have the opportunity to join our digital pathology team (Dr. Lee Cooper, Dr. Ashley Ross, and Dr. Ximing Yang) for the exciting ongoing research program on digital analysis of prostate and other GU conditions.

More than 5,000 GU cases are evaluated in surgical pathology annually, including more than 500 prostatectomies and 1,500 in-house prostate needle core biopsies and full spectrum and complicated cases of bladder, kidney, testis and other GU organs.  The fellow will also have the opportunities in receiving training in general surgical pathology with focus on diseases of lung, head and neck, soft tissue and bone. The fellow will learn specialized techniques, such as immunohistochemistry, molecular diagnostics, in situ hybridization.

Anyone who is interested in this position, please contact Anderson Van Voorhis at

We are still accepting applications for the 2024-25 and 2025-26 academic year. 

Meet the department's fellows

Yang, Ximing J

Program Director

Ximing J Yang

Professor, Pathology (Genitourinary Pathology), Urology

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 interdepartmental clinical conferences. In addition, ample opportunities are available for scholarly collaborations in all areas of GU pathology, including collaborations with investigators from the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University

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 interdepartmental clinical conferences and training of anatomic pathology residents. 

Eligibility and Requirements

Candidates must be board eligible or certified in anatomic pathology. Please note that ASTP Fellowships with Northwestern require credentialing through Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and therefore can only accept candidates that are US Citizens/Permanent Citizens or Green Card Holders.


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

Application Process

Submit the following documents via email to the Program Coordinator at

  • Current CV
  • Personal statement
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • ASTP Application

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