The one year fellowship in surgical pathology is 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 also provides advanced training and responsibilities in diagnostic surgical pathology. The laboratory examines 13,500 surgical specimens and 1,500 frozen sections per year. Responsibilities include preliminary diagnosis of all cases, frozen section interpretation, and preview of cases on consult service with appropriate supervision by faculty. The fellow is expected to present at interdepartmental conferences and tumor boards, and participate in the training of anatomic pathology residents. Educational activities include didactic conferences, unknown case conferences, monthly journal club, 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 Augusta University Cancer Center, which provides many opportunities for basic and translational research, as well as the adjacent Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center.
Augusta, the second-largest city 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. Augusta is also world-renowned as the home of the Masters Golf Tournament.
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.
Commensurate with PGY5 pay level or candidate's level of training.
Suash Sharma, MD
Professor of Pathology,
Section of Anatomic Pathology
Program Contact Information:
Angel Truesdale, Fellowship Coordinator
Pathology, 1120 15th Street, BA2584
Augusta, GA 30912-3600
Phone: (706) 721-5118
Fax: (706) 721-7781