This one-year program, accredited by ACGME for one position, offers advanced cytopathology training in diagnostic cytology including gynecologic and nongynecologic cytology. Gynecologic cytology includes largely liquid based, thin-layer slide preparations and few conventional smears performed on 30,000/year cervical-vaginal specimens. Non-gynecologic cytology consist of about 3000 specimens per year and includes fluids (body cavity and cerebrospinal), urines, and bronchial-pulmonary specimens. Fine needle aspirations consist of 1000/year, including superficial sites as well as image-guided and endoscopic ultrasonographically-guided FNA’s of deep-seated mass lesions. Emphasis is put on routine screening of cases, performance and interpretation of FNAS’s along with clinical, radiological and surgical pathology correlation. Also emphasized are routine cytopreparatory methods and use of ancillary techniques such as microbiologic cultures, reflex HPV-testing, immunohistochemistry, flow cytometry and molecular pathology, . The fellow will have increasing levels of supervised responsibility in sign out. and is expected to participate in scholarly activities, quality management and administrative activities, didactic and tumor board conferences, and in the formal teaching of residents, medical students, and cytotechnology students. Research opportunities are widely available and the fellow is encouraged to design and complete a research project.
Faculty: Ranjana Nawgiri, M.D. Director Cytopathology and Cecilia Clements, M.D.
Requirements: Board certification or eligibility in AP or AP/CP.
Stipend: Commensurate with candidate’s level of training.
Applications: Ranjana Nawgiri, M.D., Director of Cytopathology, Department of Pathology, university of Texas Medical Branch, 301 University Blvd, Galveston, TX 77555-0428
Phone: (409) 772-2870
Fax: (409) 747-2400
Associate Professor, Department of Pathology;
Director, Division of Cytopathology;
Director, Cytopathology Fellowship Program
University of Texas Medical Branch
9.300 John Sealy Annex
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX 77555-0548
Office: (409) 772-6654
Fax: (409) 772-8437