Surgical Pathology Fellowship

Program Description: The UNC School of Medicine Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine offers a one-year Fellowship/Clinical Faculty Instructorship in Surgical Pathology. The training year is intended for board-eligible or board-certified anatomic pathologists who want progressive responsibility and to develop excellent diagnostic skills in Surgical Pathology in an academic practice environment. UNC Surgical Pathology case volume is approximately 37,000 cases per year and represents a broad spectrum of pathology case types. Service responsibilities include light microscopic evaluation, use of appropriate ancillary studies, diagnosis and case reporting, with the support and tutelage of the Surgical Pathology faculty. In addition, there will some experience with review of outside cases and case presentation at multidisciplinary conferences. Gross examination of all specimens will be performed by highly qualified pathology assistants, i.e. there is no grossing by Fellows.

There is progressive responsibility and autonomy for the Fellows throughout the training year. During the early months of the Fellowship, the Fellow's service work is supervised and diagnoses are finalized by faculty. Fellows are credentialed by the Hospital to allow independent sign-out of cases, and Fellows are appointed as Clinical Faculty Instructors. Fellows will begin to diagnose and sign out cases independently during November of the fellowship year, with support from faculty.

In addition to service responsibilities, opportunities are available for didactic and slide-based teaching of medical students and residents. Two months of elective time are provided during the Fellowship, to allow for rotations in pathology subspecialty areas, scholarly projects, writing, meeting presentations, job interviews, etc.

Program Requirements: Applicants must possess an MD degree, be board-eligible/board-certified in Anatomic Pathology, and be eligible for medical licensure in North Carolina.

Stipends: Fellowship stipends are commensurate with postgraduate year of training, currently $59,862 for a PGY5, with an increase during the Instructorship appointment.

Program Director: Scott V. Smith MD, Clinical Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Associate Director of Surgical Pathology

Faculty Members:

 Leslie G. Dodd, MD — Cytopathology and surgical pathology; neoplasms of bone and soft tissue

 William K. Funkhouser, MD, PhD — Surgical pathology and molecular pathology

 Kevin Greene, MD — Surgical pathology, cytopathology, and gastrointestinal pathology

 Johann D. Hertel, MD — Cytopathology and surgical pathology

 Susan J. Maygarden, MD — Urologic pathology and lung pathology

 Siobhan M. O'Connor, MD — Surgical pathology of the breast and cytopathology

 Danielle Samulski, MD — Gynecologic pathology, ENT pathology, and cytopathology

 Eizaburo Sasatomi, MD — Hepatobiliary and transplant pathology

 Lori R. Scanga, MD, PhD — Cytopathology, gynecologic pathology, and molecular pathology

 Scott V. Smith, MD — Surgical pathology, ENT, cardiothoracic, genitourinary, and pediatric pathology

 Dimitri M. Trembath, MD, PhD — Neuropathology, gastrointestinal pathology, and molecular pathology

 Sara E. Wobker, MD, MPH — Urologic pathology and cytopathology

 John T. Woosley, MD, PhD — Surgical pathology, dermatopathology, and gastrointestinal pathology


Applications for 2020–21:  The Standardized Application for Pathology Fellowships from the  College of American Pathologists, 3 current letters of recommendation (one of which must be from your Program Director), and ECFMG certification should be submitted. Applications must be received no later than August 31, 2018, and mailed to Michelle Hewlings, Fellowship Coordinator, at the address below. Interview invitations will be extended during July–September 2018, with offers made no later than October 2018.

Please direct inquiries to the following persons:

Michelle Hewlings
Fellowship Coordinator, GME in Pathology
WH30148 NC Women's and Children's Hospitals, CB #7525
101 Manning Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27599–7525

Telephone: 984-974-9132
Fax: 984-974-9177

Application materials and letters of reference should be addressed to:

Scott V. Smith, MD
Clinical Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Director of Surgical Pathology Fellowship Program
CH30215 NC Women's and Children's Hospitals
101 Manning Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27599–7525
Office: 984-974-9149
Fax: 984-974-9177