Department of Pathology

Courtney Saby
Courtney Saby

Pathology Education Manager
N308 Doan Hall
410 W. 10th Ave
Columbus, OH 43210

Contact Courtney

614-293-3055

FELLOWSHIPS

The department of pathology at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center offers a wide variety of competitive fellowship programs including gastrointestinal/liver pathology, dermatopathology, cytopathology, hematopathology, transfusion medicine, and renal/transplant pathology. A clinical informatics fellowship is offered in partnership with the department of internal medicine. A pediatric pathology fellowship is available at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Training is provided through high specimen volume, diverse clinical cases, independent sign out, weekly multidisciplinary sub-specialty conferences, resident lectures, national meetings, and research support. By working at the largest academic medical center in central Ohio and its comprehensive cancer center (The James Cancer Hospital & Solove Research Institute), the fellows will gain extensive knowledge and experience in their chosen field.

Fellowship Director:Rulong Shen, MD

Positions: Two (2); Availability: 2018

Description: This is a one-year cytopathology training program at Wexner Medical Center at The Ohio State University, which includes the Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Research Institute. The cytology laboratory accessions approximately 36,000 cases annually. This includes 8,000 exfoliative non-gynecologic, and about 2,400 FNA specimens. The cytopathology fellow will experience preliminary sign-out of non-gynecologic and gynecologic specimens, gynecologic pap smear/cervical biopsy correlations, and performing and interpreting FNA under supervision of a staff cytopathologist. Twelve months are spent in clinical service as it relates to cytopathology with access to surgical pathology, frozen sections, molecular pathology, HPV DNA analysis, image analysis, flow cytometry, immunohistochemistry and research associated with cytopathology. The fellow will participate in the cytopathology teaching of cytotechnologists, medical students and residents. He/she may also participate in the regular resident microscopic seminars, hospital tumor boards, cytopathology teleconferences, CAP proficiency tests and formal cytopathology lectures. The fellow may participate in inspections as they relate to certification in cytology and quality assurance. Strengths of the program include the diversity of the cytopathology faculty as well as their strengths in gynecologic pathology, gynecologic and non-gynecologic cytology, flow cytometry DNA analysis and image analysis, and fine needle aspiration cytology.

Requirements: Candidate should be AP/CP Board eligible or Board certified.

Stipend: Support will commensurate with year of post-graduate training.

Applications and Inquiries: Please complete the fellowship application and send with supporting documents to the following address:

  • Courtney Saby
  • Pathology Education Manager
  • The Ohio State University Medical Center
  • N308 Doan Hall
  • 410 W. 10th Avenue
  • Columbus, OH 43210

Fellowship Director:Sara Peters, MD

Positions: One (2); Availability: 2017

Description: The Dermatopathology Fellowship at Wexner Medical Center at The Ohio State University is a 12-month program. Training in dermatopathology is done synchronously with pathology or dermatology depending on the fellow's prior experience. The pathology experience is provided in the Department of Pathology with emphasis on surgical pathology. Dermatology experience is patient care oriented with the fellow assigned patients in a clinic setting in the Division of Dermatology.

The dermatopathology portion of the fellowship involves service, teaching and clinical or basic research.

The fellow conducts a weekly teaching conference with dermatology residents using appropriate slide material to review common and unusual cases. The fellow is expected to develop a research interest and prepare a paper suitable for presentation at a national meeting and publication. Opportunities for basic research are available. Most techniques of molecular biology are available, allowing for the development of individual research projects. The Department of Pathology has laboratory techniques and instrumentation expected at a tertiary care center.

Requirements: Board eligible or board certified in pathology or dermatology.

Stipend: Support will commensurate with year of post-graduate training.

Applications and Inquiries: Please complete the fellowship application and send with supporting documents to the following address:

  • Courtney Saby
  • Pathology Education Manager
  • The Ohio State University Medical Center
  • N308 Doan Hall
  • 410 W. 10th Avenue
  • Columbus, OH 43210

Fellowship Director:Wendy L. Frankel, MD

Positions: One (1); Availability: 2018

Description: This one-year program provides instruction and experience in gastrointestinal pathology. The Fellowship allows fellows to integrate their medical knowledge with the use of traditional and modern techniques for the diagnosis of gastrointestinal and liver disorders. The fellow will become proficient in the use of ancillary studies such as immunohistochemistry and the interpretation of some molecular testing. There is a large volume of GI and liver cases including wide spectrum of medical and neoplastic disease. Additionally, OSU treats many patients with pancreatic disease and the fellow will have ample opportunity to evaluate this disease material. The Fellowship is also designed to develop investigational skills through ongoing research projects in gastrointestinal pathology as well as expand teaching and presentation skills.

Requirements: The candidate should be AP/CP Board eligible or Board certified.

Stipend: Support will commensurate with year of post-graduate training.

Applications and Inquiries: Please complete the fellowship application and send with supporting documents to the following address:

  • Courtney Saby
  • Pathology Education Manager
  • The Ohio State University Medical Center
  • N308 Doan Hall
  • 410 W. 10th Avenue
  • Columbus, OH 43210

Fellowship Director:Gerard Lozanski, MD

Positions: One (1); Availability: 2018

Description: The Department of Pathology at Wexner Medical Center at The Ohio State University offers a one year accredited fellowship in Hematopathology. The Fellowship is designed to provide the trainee with a broad-based experience in clinical hematopathology, including experience in routine laboratory hematology, coagulation, flow cytometry, solid tissue hematopathology, pediatric hematopathology, cytogenetics and diagnostic molecular pathology. The trainee is actively involved in all diagnostic evaluations, clinical consultations and teaching programs of the department. The clinical material reflects the breadth of hematopathology and includes over 2400 bone marrow biopsies, 730 lymph node biopsies, 3000 diagnostic flow cytometry cases, 1600 coagulation evaluations, 3500 body fluid samples, 1500 abnormal peripheral blood smears, and 750 hemoglobin electrophoresis on an annual basis. Elective time is available for pursuit of research interests with the potential for pursuing significant research by extending the fellowship.

Requirements: The applicant should have completed pathology residency training (AP and/or CP) in an accredited program.

Stipend: Support will commensurate with year of post-graduate training.

Applications and Inquiries: Please complete the fellowship application and send with supporting documents to the following address:

  • Courtney Saby
  • Pathology Education Manager
  • The Ohio State University Medical Center
  • N308 Doan Hall
  • 410 W. 10th Avenue
  • Columbus, OH 43210

Fellowship Director:Tibor Nadasdy, MD

Positions: One (1); Availability: On Hold

Description: This one or two-year program provides instruction and experience in renal pathology/transplant pathology. The Department of Pathology has a busy and growing renal biopsy referral service receiving biopsies from several states in the area. OSU has outstanding academic nephrology and transplant divisions. The transplant division performs kidney, pancreas, heart, lung and liver transplants. The kidney transplant program is one of the most active in the country with approximately 250 renal transplantations performed in a year. The fellow is expected to spend 50% of his/her time doing clinical work; the other 50% of the fellow's time will be devoted to clinical and/or basic research projects, but the fellowship can be tailored according to individual needs.

Requirements: Candidates should be Board-eligible or Board certified.

Stipend: Support will commensurate with year of post-graduate training.

Applications and Inquiries: Please complete the fellowship application and send with supporting documents to the following address:

  • Courtney Saby
  • Pathology Education Manager
  • The Ohio State University Medical Center
  • N308 Doan Hall
  • 410 W. 10th Avenue
  • Columbus, OH 43210

Fellowship Director:Scott Scrape, MD

Positions: One (1); Availability: 2017

Description: This one-year ACGME approved program provides instruction and experience in hospital and blood center transfusion medicine. The trainee actively participates in routine and complex serological evaluations, prenatal screening and therapy, component collection and therapy, therapeutic apheresis, peripheral blood stem cell collection, quality assurance, and information management. Clinical services include bone marrow and solid organ transplant, Level 1 trauma, Cancer Hospital, Heart Hospital and high risk perinatal services. Included are The Ohio State University Hospitals (900 beds), Nationwide Children's Hospital (370 beds) and the Central Ohio Red Cross Blood Services (collecting 150,000 units/year). Research is encouraged. Resources for image analysis, flow cytometry, immunohistochemistry, electron microscopy, cytogenetics and molecular pathology are available.

Requirements: Candidates should be Board-eligible or Board-certified in one of the following specialties: Clinical Pathology, Anesthesia, Hematology, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Pediatrics, Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Colon and Rectal Surgery, Neurological Surgery or Thoracic Surgery.

Stipend: Support will commensurate with year of post-graduate training.

Applications and Inquiries: Please complete the fellowship application and send with supporting documents to the following address:

  • Courtney Saby
  • Pathology Education Manager
  • The Ohio State University Medical Center
  • N308 Doan Hall
  • 410 W. 10th Avenue
  • Columbus, OH 43210

Note: Click on heading text to expand or collapse.