Fellowship: Head & Neck Pathology


The University of Chicago is a major referral center for head and neck cancer as well as other head and neck diseases. This one year fellowship provides comprehensive exposure to surgical pathology of the head and neck, including oral & maxillofacial, salivary, thyroid & parathyroid, and other head & neck diseases. The department examines approximately 30,000 surgical specimens annually, of which 3,000 are from the head and neck region. The fellow will participate in the sign-out of surgical and biopsy material and consultation cases. The fellow will also present pathology findings at the weekly head & neck tumor conference and the monthly thyroid tumor conference. In addition, it offers basic and translational research training opportunities related to head and neck cancer.

Research opportunities are available within the Department of Pathology and in collaboration with a number of Departments including Otolaryngology, Hematology-Oncology, Radiation Oncology, and the Ben May Cancer Research Department. Major ongoing NIH funded research programs in head and neck cancer at the University of Chicago focus on the biology, molecular diagnosis, prevention and treatment of this disease. 



Completion of training in anatomic pathology (three years training in anatomic pathology or four years training in combined anatomic and clinical pathology) or oral & maxillofacial pathology. The candidate must be able to obtain an Illinois medical or dental license.


Commensurate with level of training.


Submit a letter of application, CV, personal statement, and three letters of recommendation to: 

Mark W. Lingen, DDS, PhD, FRCPath
Director, Head & Neck Pathology Fellowship
Department of Pathology
University of Chicago
5841 S. Maryland Avenue
MC 6101
Chicago, IL 60637
E-mail: mark.lingen@uchospitals.edu