Associate Professor of Pathology
The pediatric pathology program provides comprehensive training in both diagnostic and investigative pediatric pathology in the reputable and nurturing setting of the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. One fellowship spot is offered annually.
Fellows participate in one or two research projects, present abstracts at national meetings and prepare manuscripts.
There is exposure to all aspects of pediatric pathology, including general surgical pathology, hematopathology, cytology, perinatal pathology, molecular techniques and microbiology. The material is diagnostically challenging. The department evaluates approximately 7,500 surgical specimens, 500 non-gynecologic cytology, 700 cytogenetic studies, 425 outside consults, 150 fine needle aspirations/core biopsies and 40 autopsy cases per year.
The perinatal pathology rotation takes place at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where approximately 3,500 placentas and 100 perinatal autopsies are evaluated annually. Additional study materials include a collection of 2,500 congenital cardiac specimens in the Farouk Idriss Cardiac Registry, and a comprehensive registry of 53,000 pediatric renal tumor cases, part of the Children’s Oncology Group Renal Tumor Pathology Center.
Candidates must have completed at least two years of training in an ACGME-accredited residency program in anatomic and clinical pathology or anatomic pathology, in accordance with current ABP stipulations, be eligible for board examination and be eligible for Illinois State License.
Interested candidates should send the following information to program director Nicole Arva, MD/PhD: