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, with an increase during the Instructorship appointment.

Program Director:

Susan J. Maygarden, MD
Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Director of Surgical Pathology Fellowship Program
CH30216 NC Women’s and Children’s Hospitals
101 Manning Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27599–7525

Office: 984-974-9150
Fax: 984-974-9177
Email: susan.maygarden@unchealth.unc.edu

Faculty Members:

Frederic B. Askin, MD — Surgical Pathology and pulmonary pathology

Christine Bookhout, MD — Gynecologic and gastrointestinal pathology

Benjamin C. Calhoun, MD, PhD — Breast pathology

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

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

Johann D. Hertel, MD — Cytopathology; gastrointestinal and breast pathology

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

Siobhan M. O’Connor, MD — Cytopathology; breast and gynecologic pathology

Danielle Samulski, MD — Gynecologic and ENT pathology; cytopathology

Eizaburo Sasatomi, MD — Hepatobiliary and transplant pathology

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

Jan F. Silverman, MD — Cytopathology, gastrointestinal pathology, and genitourinary pathology

Bart Singer, MD — Surgical 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. Letters of recommendation should be addressed to the program director, Dr. Maygarden, at the address above. Applications must be received no later than August 31, 2019, and mailed to Michelle Hewlings, Fellowship Coordinator, at the address below. Interview invitations will be extended during July–September 2019, with offers made no later than October 2019.


For additional information, please contact…

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
Email: