Surgical Pathology Fellowship


Position Description :

The Department of Pathology invites applications for a one year fellowship in surgical pathology. Based in a university health care system which includes the 478-bed Medical Center, the Critical Care Center housing a 13-county regional trauma center, and the 154-bed Children's Hospital of Georgia, the program provides advanced training and graduated responsibilities in diagnostic surgical pathology. The laboratory examines about 14,000 surgical specimens using up to date CAP protocols, and immunohistochemical and molecular work up; and about 1,500 frozen sections per year.

Responsibilities include preliminary diagnosis of all cases, frozen section interpretation including hot-seat, and preview of cases on consult services with appropriate supervision by faculty. The fellow is expected to present at interdepartmental tumor boards, and participate in the training of anatomic pathology residents. Educational activities include didactic conferences, unknown case conferences, monthly journal clubs, evidence-based conferences, and case presentations. Elective time for subspecialty development and/or research experience is available. The department provides ample opportunities for scholarly activities and collaborations in all areas of surgical pathology.

The faculty includes board certified specialists in most areas of anatomic pathology such as dermatopathology, hematopathology, neuropathology, cytopathology, and molecular pathology. Other available subspecialties include head and neck, thyroid, renal, gastrointestinal, gynecologic, and genitourinary pathology. The department has a close relationship with the Georgia Cancer Center, which provides many opportunities for basic and translational research, as well as the adjacent Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center.

Augusta, one of the largest cities in Georgia, is located on the south bank of the Savannah River midway between the Great Smokey Mountains and the Atlantic Ocean. It is a growing and thriving city with a metropolitan- area population of around 500,000, and recently ranked the second most favorable place to live in Georgia. The city has an active cultural life including symphony and ballet organizations, a choral society, and theatre groups. Nearby Clarks Hill Lake has 1,000 miles of shoreline for recreation; and the Atlantic Coast and the Great Smokey Mountains are three hours away by automobile. Augusta is world-renowned as the home of the Masters Golf Tournament.

Requirements:
Applicants should have completed four years of an AP/CP or three years of an AP residency program. American Board of Pathology eligible or certified individuals are preferred.

Stipends:
Commensurate with PGY5 pay level or candidate's level of training.

Program Director:
Suash Sharma, MD
Professor of Pathology,
Section of Anatomic Pathology

Program Contact Information:
Allegra Blair, Fellowship Coordinator
Augusta University
Pathology, 1120 15th Street, BAE2584
Augusta, GA 30912-3600
Phone: (706) 721-5118
Fax: (706) 721-7781
E-mail: ablair@augusta.edu