This one-year Surgical Pathology Fellowship at UTMB offers advanced training with in-depth exposure to the full spectrum of Surgical Pathology. Sign out is by subspecialty, with each faculty member specializing in one or more subspecialties. All major
subspecialties are well represented including GI, GU, Gyn, Breast, ENT, Thoracic, Bone and Soft Tissue, Pediatric, Medical Renal, Liver and Transplant pathology as well as frozen sections. Elective time in Neuropathology, Hematopathology, Dermatopathology
or Cytopathology is also available to supplement the core rotations. There are significant opportunities for clinical and basic research.
Some key points of the fellowship:
- 100% slides scanned for digital primary diagnosis.
- Excellent opportunity for career advancement in academia or private sector
- No grossing or autopsy responsibilities
- 24,000 + surgical pathology cases per year
- Excellent record of fellows succeeding in their chosen careers
- Supervisory roles and mentorship for residents and medical students
The University of Texas Medical Branch, home to the first medical school in Texas, has been at the forefront of educational, research and clinical excellence since 1891. For more than 120 years, UTMB has graduated more health professionals, including
physicians, nurses, allied health professionals and researchers, than any other academic health center in the state. There is a strong emphasis on graduate medical education, and approximately 560 interns, residents, and fellows are receiving graduate
medical training. The institution continues to grow, with a recently opened hospital in League City (a partnership with MD Anderson Cancer Center) and another new hospital that opened in Clear Lake in 2019.
- Board eligible in AP or AP/CP by the start date
- Citizen, permanent resident, or J1 visa (sorry no H1B)
Number of positions:
How to apply:
We are proudly participating in the Unified Approach and Common Timeline for surgical pathology fellowship recruitment.
For more information on the Surgical Pathology Unified Approach visit: https://apc.memberclicks.net/surgpath-recruitment-page. This page has the Unified Approach Guidelines for 2025-2026, Code of Conduct, FAQs, and tips for applicants.
CAP common application form (https://www.cap.org/member-resources/residents) is accepted
August 14, 2023: start of interviews for 2025-2026 positions (All interviews will be virtual)
October 2, 2023: First day offers will be made for 2025-2026 positions.
To apply, send the application to:
Mrs. Irasema "Sam" Diaz de Leon
Vidarshi Muthukumarana, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology
Director, Surgical Pathology Fellowship