Education

Residency

Each year the Department of Pathology at the University of Chicago is home to over 30 residents and fellows. We offer postgraduate training in preparation for careers in the practice of general, subspecialty, academic pathology and pathology research. The Department strives to help its trainees develop the knowledge and skills needed to become leaders in their respective fields. The Department offers a four-year program for combined Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, as well as three-year programs for Anatomic or Clinical Pathology alone.

The programs are flexible and can be adapted for individual needs. Currently there are 23 residency positions, which are fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). In addition, the department supports two years of post doctoral fellowship following clinical training for anyone who wishes to conduct research in any laboratory within the University of Chicago.

Chief Residents' Welcome

Objectives

  • To offer training in all fields of anatomic and clinical pathology that will lead to eligibility for the qualifying examination for the American Board of Pathology in Anatomic/Clinical Pathology, Anatomic Pathology alone, or Clinical Pathology alone.
  • To offer flexibility in training that will suit the need of the trainees for careers as future leaders in pathology practice, education and research.
  • To provide a extensive curriculum that covers all fields of anatomic and clinical pathology with clear goals and objectives that will help guide the trainees through an intense training process that will focus on making the residents competent in Patient Care, Medical Knowledge, Communication Skills, Professionalism, Practice Based Learning, and System Based Practice
  • To provide an educational experience through didactic teaching, apprenticeship experiences, and self study, through a variety of required and elective rotations, conferences, seminars, and journal clubs.
  • To provide prompt and useful written evaluations of the trainees that will serve to help focus the resident on their strengths and weaknesses in the six competencies, and help the residents with decisions concerning career choices.
  • To provide opportunity, encouragement and support for scholarly activity and research throughout the training period at all levels of investigation, both translational and basic.
  • To provide ample opportunities for teaching technologists, ancillary medical personnel, medical students, fellow residents, and clinical colleagues in the discipline of pathology.
  • To provide adequate mentoring and role models for all trainees and for all career options in pathology.
  • To adhere to duty hour standards set forth by the ACGME. To ensure a safe working environment, and instruction in safety for all aspects of the training.
  • The Department will strive to provide a working environment that emphasizes safety, reduction of stress, collegiality and professionalism.

Residency Positions

Below is a breakdown of our residency program by number of trainees in each year. As you can see, the number varies among years; the number of available spots depends on the number of graduates for that year.

  • 6

    PGY-1 (began 2019)

  • 3

    PGY-2 (began 2018)

  • 8

    PGY-3 (began 2017)

  • 6

    PGY-4 (began 2016)

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Residents Entering Class Fellowship Training Post-Training
David Chapel, MD 2015

Brigham and Women's Hospital
Gynecological Pathology

TBD
Vincent Cracolici, MD 2015

University of Pittsburgh
Head and Neck Pathology

TBD
Megan Parilla, MD 2015

University of Chicago
Hematopathology

TBD
Lisa Han, MD 2015 University of Washington
General Surgical Pathology
TBD
Aaron Miller, MD 2015 University of Chicago
General Surgical and Breast Pathology
TBD
Zhen  Mei, MD 2015 UCLA
Blood Bank/Transfusion Medicine
TBD
Residents Entering Class Fellowship Training Post-Training
Shiraz Fidai (AP/CP) 2014

2019-2020
University of Chicago
Molecular Genetics

2018-2019
University of Chicago
Hematopathology

TBD
Jefree Schulte (AP/CP) 2014

2019-2020
University of Chicago
Breast/Gynecologic Pathology

2018-2019
University of Chicago
Thoracic and Head/Neck Pathology

TBD
Lily Tran (AP/CP) 2014

2018-2019
Houston Methodist Hospital
Surgical Pathology

TBD
Residents Entering Class Fellowship Training Post-Training
Lindsay Alpert (AP/CP) 2012

2015-2016
University of Chicago
Gastrointestinal Pathology

Assistant Professor
University of Chicago
Chicago, IL
Ernest Chan (CP only) 2014

 

 
Bonnie Choy (AP/CP) 2013

2018-2019
Masschusetts General Hospital
Cytopathology

2017-2018
University of Chicago
Surgical Pathology

TBD
Adam Cloe (AP/CP) 2013

2017-2019
City of Hope Hospital
Hematopathology

 
Alexander Gallan (AP only) 2013

2018-2019
University of Chicago
Genitourinary Pathology

2017-2018
University of Chicago
Renal Pathology

 
Daniel Johnson (AP/CP) 2013

2018-2019
University of Chicago
Cytopathology

2017-2018
Massachusetts General Hospital
Head and Neck Pathology

 
Maximo Marin (CP only) 2013

2017-2018
University of Chicago
Clinical Chemistry

Assistant Professor
Keck Medicine and Keck School of Medicine
University of Southern Califonia
Los Angeles, California

Lindsay Yassan (AP/CP) 2013

2018-2019
Northwestern University
Cytopathology 

2017-2018
University of Chicago
Gastrointestinal Pathology

 
Residents Entering Class Fellowship Training Post-Training
Ashwin Akki (AP/CP) 2012

2016-2017
Gastrointestinal Pathology

 
Bridget Banach (AP/CP) 2012

2017-2018
University of Chicago
Cytopathology

2016-2017
University of Chicago
Surgical Pathology

 
Thuy Can (AP/CP) 2012

2014-2015
University of California, San Francisco
Surgical Pathology

Regional Medical Center of San Jose
San Jose, California
Aimee Kwak (AP/CP) 2012

2016-2017
University of Chicago
Gastrointestinal Pathology

Advocate Christ Medical Center
Oak Lawn, Illinois 
Ari Nowacek (CP only) 2013  

Principal - ARCH Venture Partners
Chicago, Illinois

Sharon Zhang (AP/CP)

2011

   
Residents Entering Class Fellowship Training Post-Training
Allison B Cavallo 2011

2015-2016
University of Chicago 
Cytopathology

Centegra Health Systems, IL
Selene C Koo 2011

2016-2017
Boston's Children's Hospital
Pediatric Pathology

2015-2016
University of Chicago
Molecular Genetic Pathology

Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, OH
Stephanie M McGregor 2011

2015-2016
University of Chicago 
Breast/Gyn Pathology

Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin
Kamran Mirza 2010

2012-2013
University of Chicago
Hematopathology

Assistant Professor, Loyola University
Mark Wahrenbrock (CP only) 2012

2015-2016
Emory University
Transfusion Medicine

 
Jerry T Wong 2011

2015-2016
City of Hope
Hematopathology

 
Lei Zhao 2010

2013-2014
University of Chicago
GI Pathology

Assistant Professor, University of Alabama-Birmingham
Residents Entering Class Fellowship Training Post-Training
Mei Lin Bissonnette 2010

2014-2015
University of Chicago
Renal Pathology

Clinical Assistant Professor, University of British Columbia
Kristin M Paral 2010

2015-2016
University of Chicago
Dermatopathology

2014-2015
University of Chicago
Surgical Pathology

Consolidated Pathology Consultants, IL
Charles M Van Slambrouck 2010

2014-2016
University of Chicago
Hematopathology

Midwest Diagnostic Pathology, South Suburban Hospital, IL
Emma P Whitcomb 2010

University of Chicago
GI Pathology

Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Calgary
Rebecca J Wolsky 2010

2015-2016
University of California San Francisco, Breast/Gyn Pathology

2014-2015
University of California San Francisco
Surgical Pathology

Assistant Professor, University of California San Francisco
Residents Entering Class Fellowship Training Post-Training
Mir Alikhan 2009

2016-2017
University of Chicago/NorthShore
Molecular Pathology

2015-2016
University of Chicago
Surgical Pathology

2013-2014
University of Chicago
Hematopathology

NorthShore, Chicago, IL
 
 
Silver Daniel 2007

2011-2012
University of Chicago
Surgical Pathology

2010-2011
University of Chicago
Hematopathology

   
Thanh Ha  

University of Chicago
Molecular Pathology

University of Michigan
Dermatopathology

   
Viju Ananthananyaranan  

University of Chicago
Pulmonary/Surgical Pathology

   
Mojgan  Hosseini 2009

University of California San Francisco
Gastrointestinal Pathology

   
Jamie Steinmetz 2009

University of Chicago
Pulmonary/Surgical Pathology

University of Chicago
Surgical Pathology

   
Residents Entering Class Fellowship Training Post-Training
Nicole Cipriani 2008

Massachusetts General Hospital
Head & Neck Pathology

University of Chicago
Chicago, IL
 
Rebecca Buell-Gutbrod 2008

Rhode Island Hospital
Gyn/Breast Pathology

Theda Care
Neenah, WI
 
Jocelyn Moore 2008

University of Chicago
Surgical Pathology

   
Jennifer Pogoriler 2008 University of Chicago
Pulmonary/Surgical Pathology

Boston's Children's Hospital
Pediatric Pathology

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA

 
Xuefeng Zhang 2008

University of Chicago
Gastrointestinal Pathology

Duke Health
Durham, NC
 
Maria Tretiakova    

UW Medicine
Seattle, WA