Residency Program

Residency Program

Residency Program

Pathology at the University of Louisville School of Medicine

The scientific basis for the practice of medicine is found in the medical specialty of Pathology. Giving up the stethoscope, reflex hammer and other tools used by clinicians, the pathologist uses tools in laboratory medicine to develop insight into patient problems. Pathologists typically practice in hospital and clinical laboratory settings and are consultants to clinicians in a multitude of different specialties. Most clinicians use the laboratory in one fashion or another including laboratory medicine dealing with evaluation of body fluids like blood and cerebrospinal fluid and as well as anatomic pathology dealing with gross and microscopic assessments of cells and tissues removed at biopsy, surgery and autopsy or through scrapings or aspirations.

The pathologist is involved not only with patient care but also clinical research and medical education for undergraduates, graduates, physicians and the public. The autopsy provides an unusual opportunity to recognize natural and unnatural human conditions and to evaluate treatment protocols for various diseases. Ultimate quality control for medicine is obtained from the autopsy. Unfortunately, the latter are dwindling. At the University of Louisville Hospital the autopsy rate approaches 40 percent, yet most are done at our affiliated Medical Examiners Office since UofL Hospital is a major trauma center. Health professionals, law enforcement personnel, coroners and society in general interact with clinical pathology in areas such as hematology, clinical chemistry, microbiology, transfusion medicine, flow cytometry, molecular pathology and immunopathology. Molecular techniques are used to understand, confirm and treat many diseases more frequently now and are routinely relied upon in medical research. Nobel Laureate pathologists, such as Carl Landsteiner, George Whipple, Howard Florey, Alexander Fleming, McFarland Burnett and Baruj Benacerraf have made major contributions to medicine.

Numerous opportunities are available for pathologists in community hospitals, private and public clinical laboratories, academic medical centers, industry and government. Seventy-five percent of pathologists practice in community hospitals but other settings include medical schools, independent laboratories, specialty hospitals and military and government agencies including the Center for Disease Control. The American Board of Pathology currently offers certification examinations in not only anatomic and clinical pathology, but in many subspecialties including blood banking/transfusion medicine, chemistry, cytopathology, forensic pathology, hematology, medical microbiology, molecular genetic pathology, neuropathology, pediatric pathology and dermatopathology. At the University of Louisville, in addition to an anatomic and clinical pathology combined program, subspecialty fellowship training in transfusion medicine, cytopathology, and forensic pathology is available. Satisfaction in the specialty of pathology is high, and contributions to the medical community and society are significant.

Current Residents

Mohammed Alghamdi, MBBS
PGY2
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Medical School: King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Residency: University of Louisville Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (AP/CP)
Interests in Pathology: Molecular Genetic Pathology and Neuropathology


 

Khaled Alkhateeb, MBBS
PGY1
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Medical School: Jordan University of Science and Technology Faculty of Medicine, Jordan
Residency: University of Louisville Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (AP/CP)
Interests in Pathology: Surgical Pathology



 

Andrea C. Breaux, MD
PGY1
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Undergraduate Education:University of Louisville, Bachelor of Science in Biology
Medical School:University of Louisville School of Medicine
Residency:University of Louisville Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (AP/CP)
Interests in Pathology:Surgical Pathology, Dermatopathology, Breast and Gynecologic Pathology


Julie Anne Bishop, M.D.
PGY4
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Undergraduate Education: University of Louisville, Bachelor of Science in Biology and Psychology
Medical School:
University of Louisville School of Medicine
Residency:
University of Louisville Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (AP/CP)
Interests:
Pathology: Breast and Gynecologic Pathology, Cytology


Erin Faber, D.O.
PGY4
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Undergraduate Education: Pittsburgh State University
Medical School: Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
Residency: University of Louisville Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (AP/CP)
Interests in Pathology: Cytopathology, Head and Neck, Molecular



John Greenwell, M.D.
PGY3
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Undergraduate Education:University of Louisville
Medical School: University of Louisville School of Medicine
Residency: University of Louisville Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (AP/CP)
Interests in Pathology: Forensics, Autopsy


Youssef Khafateh, M.D.
PGY2
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Medical School: Tishreen University, Latakia, Syria
Residency: University of Louisville Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (AP/CP)
Interests in Pathology: Hematopathology and GI Pathology


Ashley Mathew, MBBS
PGY3
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Medical Education: Pushpagiri Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Tiruvalla, India
Internship: Pushpagiri Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Tiruvalla, India
Residency: University of Louisville Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (AP/CP)
Interests: Autopsy Pathology, Forensic Pathology


Tiffani Mathew, MBBS
PGY1
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Medical Education: Pushpagiri Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Tiruvalla, India
Residency: University of Louisville Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (AP/CP)
Interests in Pathology: Surgical Pathology

 


Devin Sanders, M.D.
PGY3
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Undergraduate Education: Auburn University, Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences
Medical School: University of Alabama School of Medicine
Residency: University of Louisville Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (AP/CP)
Interests in Pathology: Cytopathology and Surgical Pathology


Alae Yaseen, M.B.Ch.B.
PGY4
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Medical School: Kufa University/Medical College, Iraq
Graduate Education: Virginia Commonwealth University/School of Medicine, MS in Human Genetics
Residency: Kufa Medical College Teaching Hospital/ Internship
Residency: University of Louisville Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (AP/CP)
Interests in Pathology: Dermatopathology, Surgical Pathology, and Genetics

Director's Message

The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine offers a fully approved program in anatomic and clinical pathology. The AP/CP program requires four years of training and includes autopsy, surgical and cytopathology, pediatric pathology, hematology, transfusion medicine, microbiology, toxicology, clinical chemistry and immunohematology. In addition, rotations in electron microscopy, immunohistochemistry, dermatopathology, tissue typing, neuropathology, molecular diagnostics and lab management are included. Residents are given opportunities and encouraged to participate in research and teaching activities.

Director,Ronald J. Elin, M.D., Ph.D.
Pathology Education Suite A1E17
550 South Jackson Street
Louisville, KY 40202






 

Criteria for Resident Selection

The criteria for resident selection in our program are as follows:

  • Resident candidates must have graduated from an accredited medical school within the last seven years.
  • Resident candidates must have passed both USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 or its equivalent.  There is no minimum score.  It is preferred, but not required that all of USMLE Step 1 and 2’s or its equivalent are completed and scores available prior to interviewing with us, however, all parts of Step 1 and 2 or its equivalent must be passed before the rank list deadline.  USMLE Step 3 must be taken within 12 months and passed within 18 months of training if not already completed prior to start of training.  
  • International Medical graduates should have 2 months of clinical experience in an approved academic medical center in the United States.  The Program Director determines what acceptable clinical experience is.
  • Applicants who are not citizens of the United States must possess or be eligible for one of the following:
    • J1 Clinical Visa
    • Valid Employment Authorization Document
    • Valid Permanent Resident Card.
  • Resident candidates must submit documentation (application, curriculum vitae, at least three letters of recommendation, Dean’s letter, ECFMG status, USMLE scores, transcript, personal statement and picture) through ERAS by November 1 for review by the Selection Committee.  The start date for resident training is July 1 of the following year.

Each candidate is assessed on the strength of their application and credentials.  Final determinations of acceptability of credentials are made by the Program Director.

All resident selection must be made without unlawful discrimination in terms of age, color, disability status, national origin, race, religion or sex in keeping with University of Louisville standards as an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Applications must be completed and submitted by November 1. The start date for resident training is July 1 of the following year.

For further information regarding the residency program, please refer to the Graduate Medical Education website.

For more information regarding the Pathology Residency Program, please contact:
Latosha Cowherd
Coordinator, Residency Program
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
University of Louisville, School of Medicine
Louisville, KY 40202
E-mail:
Phone: (502) 852-8203

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