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Director's Message

Welcome to the Pathology Residency Program at Northwestern University!

We train well-rounded physicians for a diversity of practice settings and subspecialties, with an ideal balance of strong clinical training and numerous academic opportunities (in research, education, and leadership development).  Our aims are as follows:

  • Provide a comprehensive and nurturing training environment in the multidisciplinary, academic setting of Northwestern, which promotes the practice of evidence-based medicine and prepares residents to be competitive for successful careers in a diversity of practice settings.
  • Offer a strong, well-balanced didactic and practical curriculum in anatomic and clinical pathology with a vast variety and volume of specimens and a good balance of education, research and clinical service work with attention to quality improvement and patient safety.
  • Recruit high-achieving pathology resident candidates with characteristics that would lead to success in clinical care, scholarship, advocacy and leadership.
  • Recruit and retain outstanding clinical and research faculty who provide leadership, subspecialized teaching and mentorship in both clinical and research realms.

We take pride in our collaborative and supportive environment, in which robust interdisciplinary clinical teams make excellent patient care the priority.  Northwestern Memorial Hospital, our primary clinical site, is consistently ranked #1 in Illinois and in the top 10 nationally, and our program is well-supported by McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University.

We invite you to browse our website and learn more about all that Northwestern has to offer!

Luis Blanco, Jr., MD
Pathology Residency Program Director

Residency Program Leadership


Luis Blanco, Jr., MD
Residency Program Director


Bonnie Choy, MD
AP Associate Program Director



Peng Ji, MD, PhD
Director, Physician-Scientist Training Program


Raven Rodriguez
Senior Education Program Administrator


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