Pathology Residency & Fellowship Training Program

Surgical Pathology Fellowship

This one-year ACGME accredited 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:

CAP common application form ( is accepted

To apply, send completed application to:

Mrs. Irasema "Sam" Diaz de Leon

Vidarshi Muthukumarana, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology
Director, Surgical Pathology Fellowship