Fellowships

Fellowships

Fellowships

Clinical Chemistry Fellowship

This recently-expanded, ComACC-accredited Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine prepares exceptional individuals with advanced degrees (Ph.D. or M.D.) for careers in Laboratory Medicine.

Transfusion Medicine Fellowship

The Marie M. Keeling Blood Banking/Transfusion Medicine Fellowship at the University of Louisville Health Sciences Center is a one-year program integrating academic and community medical centers with one blood center.

Cytopathology Fellowship

The cytopathology fellowship program is integrated with the general pathology residency program at the primary training institution (University of Louisville Hospital).

Forensic Pathology Fellowship

A one year fellowship is offered in the subspecialty of Forensic Pathology, The fellow will work in the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, where they will be exposed to a variety of cases from both urban and rural populations. They will also rotate in various forensic specialties, such as anthropology, toxicology, criminalistics and forensic odontology.

Surgical Pathology Fellowship

A one year fellowship program provides the trainee with advanced training and experience in general surgical pathology, and opportunites for extensive experience in all subspeciality areas at a busy academic medical center.

Forensic Pathology Fellowship

Director: Tracey Corey, M.D.

The University of Louisville Division of Forensic Pathology, in conjunction with the Kentucky Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (KY OCME), offers a unique educational opportunity during a 12- month ACGME-accredited fellowship program in Forensic Pathology. The KY OCME is staffed by six full-time, board-certified forensic pathologists, all of whom actively participate in the training of the forensic fellow. The office performs approximately 1200 cases per year from both urban and rural areas, encompassing 40 counties. The fellow is thus afforded with the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of cases, including cases unique to rural settings, such as farming, hunting, and mining fatalities. Located in one of the country’s largest metropolitan areas, the KY OCME also conducts many cases associated with urban areas. Ample opportunity is provided for attendance at death scenes. Regularly scheduled didactics include monthly Journal Clubs, monthly Check Sample reviews, and bi-monthly forensic topic discussions with faculty. Fellows are provided private office space and ample educational materials, including standard texts and microscopic glass slide teaching files. The fellow is given time and funds to attend a two week homicide seminar and one national meeting (either NAME or AAFS). Additional offsite rotations include a forensic toxicology laboratory, forensic anthropology course, and the Kentucky State Police Crime Laboratory. The fellow participates in the courtroom experience, first by accompanying the attending physician to court, and later in the year, by giving sworn testimony in the cases that the fellow has participated.

Interested applicants must successfully complete an ACGME-accredited residency in Anatomic Pathology or Anatomic and Clinical Pathology prior to beginning the fellowship. For an application and additional information, please contact Dr. Corey via the web link above.

Cytopathology Fellowship

Director: Mostafa Fraig, M.D.

The cytopathology fellowship program is integrated with the general pathology residency program at the primary training institution (University of Louisville Hospital). The integrated components include daily didactic sessions, journal clubs, special topic lectures in anatomic and clinical pathology and autopsy conferences. Surgical pathology specimens, which have a cytologic component, are signed out conjointly with the residents signing out on a given day in order to enhance cytologic/histologic correlation. Special rotations in the special procedures laboratory, flow cytometry laboratory and molecular pathology laboratory are modified to meet the needs of the fellow. The fellow will perform ancillary techniques in the frozen section room or on the surgical bench by preparing touch preparations of specimens and/or fine needle aspirations of specimens. The fellow may also perform similar tasks in the autopsy suite.

Transfusion Medicine Fellowship

Director: Tayyeb Ayyoubi, M.D.

An opening for a one year position in Blood Bank / Transfusion Medicine fellowship is available for the academic years beginning July 2015 and July 2016.

The Marie M. Keeling Blood Banking/Transfusion Medicine Fellowship at the University of Louisville Health Sciences Center is an ACGME-accredited fellowship integrating academic and community medical centers with one blood center. The affiliated teaching hospitals support cardiopulmonary surgery, solid organ and bone marrow transplantation, trauma service, neonatal and pediatric programs, and an HLA laboratory. Approximately 60,000 blood components are transfused in the affiliated teaching hospitals each year. The fellow spends the initial months of training at the American Red Cross Blood Services, River Valley Region, in each of the collection and component manufacturing areas including compliance/regulatory. The blood center collects over 130,000 whole blood and 9,000 apheresis donations, and maintains an accredited immunohematology reference laboratory. Opportunity is provided to observe donor infectious disease testing in the ARCBS National Testing Lab, St. Louis . The remaining training time is divided in the specialized areas of peripheral stem cell and bone marrow transplantation (adult/pediatric), HLA laboratory, and transfusion services of the affiliated hospitals (Norton, Kosair-Children's, Jewish, and University). Research opportunities are available in transfusion medicine and related disciplines. The training program provides the necessary experience to develop the expertise in transfusion medicine for medical director duties in a community blood center or hospital transfusion service.

Requirements:
Applicants must be certified, or eligible for certification by the American Board of Pathology in clinical pathology or combined clinical/anatomical pathology or other appropriate major clinical specialty Board.  Candidate must have completed USMLE Step 3 and be eligible to hold a medical license in Kentucky.

Stipend:
Commensurate with level of post-graduate training.

Applications:
Interested candidates should submit the CAP standardized fellowship application, a copy of their current C.V., a personal statement and three letters of recommendation to:

Contact:
Ms. Alma Nieto
University of Louisville
Dept. of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
530 S. Jackson Street, CR106
Louisville, KY 40202

Email: Ms. Alma Nieto
Telephone: 502-852-3368 or 502-852-5857
Fax: 502-852-1771

Surgical Pathology Fellowship

A one year fellowship program provides the trainee with advanced training and experience in general surgical pathology, and opportunities for extensive experience in all subspeciality areas at a busy academic medical center. The fellowship is designed to provide comprehensive training in diagnostic surgical pathology including standard diagnostic practices, immunohistochemistry, and specialized techniques. The candidate is expected to participate in inter-departmental clinical conferences, frozen section, and teaching anatomic pathology residents. In addition, ample opportunities exist for scholarly collaborations in all areas of surgical pathology.