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 (AP/CP), as well as three-year programs for Anatomic Pathology (AP only) or Clinical Pathology (CP only). There is also a research track option for training in AP or CP intended for physician-scientists desiring research-intensive careers in academic pathology.

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.

Message from the Residency Program Director

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.

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Residents Entering Class Fellowship Training Post Training

Timothy Carll, MD

2017 2020-2021
University of Chicago
Blood Banking / Transfusion Medicine
Assistant Professor
University of Chicago
Chicago, IL
Heather Chen, MD 2018

2022-2023
University of Michigan
Cytopathology

2023-2024
University of Michigan
Thoracic Pathology

 
Kyle Kissick, MD 2018

2022-2023
University of Chicago
Hematopathology

 
Luke Lauridsen, MD 2018 2022-2023
Life Source Blood Center
Chicago, IL
 
Angelica Moran, MD/PhD 2019 2022-2023
University of Chicago / NorthShore
Medical Microbiology
 
Urooba Nadeem, MD     Assistant Professor
University of Texas - Southwestern
Dallas, TX

 

Residents Entering Class Fellowship Training Post Training

Benjamin Kaumeyer, MD

2017 2021-2022
University of Chicago
Hematopathology
Pathologist
Nationwide Children's Hospital
Columbus, OH
Aarti Sharma, MD 2017

2022-2023
Memorial Sloan-Kettering
Bone / Soft Tissue Pathology

2021-2022
Brigham & Women's Hospital
Gynecologic Pathology

 
Melissa Tjota, MD/PhD 2017 2021-2022
University of Chicago
Molecular / Genetic Pathology
Assistant Professor
University of Chicago
Chicago, IL
Cindy Wang, MD 2017

2021-2022
Stanford University
GI / Hepatic Pathology

Assistant Professor
Stanford University
Palo Alto, CA
Residents Entering Class Fellowship Training Post Training

Phillip McMullen

 

2016 2020-2021
University of Chicago
Thoracic Pathology
Assistant Professor
University of Rochester
Rochester, NY

Andrea Olivas

 

2016

2021-2022
University of Chicago
Cytopathology

2020-2021
University of Chicago
GI / Hepatic Pathology

Assistant Professor
University of Chicago
Chicago, IL

Kyle Parker

 

2016 2020-2021
University of Chicago
Hematopathology
Pathologist
COMHS
Munster, IN

Meredith Reynolds

 

2016

2021-2022
Cook County Medical Examiner's Office
Forensic Pathology

2020-2021
Ann Lurie Children's Hospital
Pediatric Pathology

Forensic Pathologist
Cook County Medical Examiner's Office
Chicago, IL

Kevin Tanager

 

2016   Community/Military Practice - US Air Force

Imran Uraizee

 

2016

2021-2022
Loyola University Medical Center
Cytopathology

2020-2021
Loyola University Medical Center
Surgical Pathology

Pathologist
Advocate Christ Hospital
Chicago, IL

Maryam Asif

 

2017 2020-2021
Bloodworks Northwest
Blood Banking / Transfusion Medicine
Assistant Professor
University of California - Davis
Davis, CA

Joseph Cho

 

2017 2020-2021
Medical College of Wisconsin
Blood Banking / Transfusion Medicine

VP, Medical Affairs
Secure Transfusion Services
South San Francisco, CA

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

2020-2021
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Gynecologic Pathology Research

2018-2020
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Gynecologic Pathology

Assistant Professor
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
Vincent Cracolici, MD 2015

2019-2020
University of Pittsburgh
Head and Neck Pathology

Assistant Professor
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Cleveland, OH
Megan Parilla, MD 2015

2020-2021
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center 
Molecular / Genetic Pathology

2019-2020
University of Chicago
Hematopathology

Assistant Professor
Northshore - Evanston Hospital
Evanston, IL
Lisa Han, MD 2015

2020-2021
University of Chicago
Gynecologic and Breast Pathology

2019-2020
University of Washington
General Surgical Pathology

TBD

Aaron Miller, MD 2015

2020-2021
University of Chicago
Cytopathology

2019-2020
University of Chicago
General Surgical and Breast Pathology

Pathologist
DuPage Pathology Associates
Hinsdale, IL
Zhen Mei, MD 2015

2019-2020
University of California - Los Angeles
Blood Bank/Transfusion Medicine

Assistant Professor
University of California - Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
Residents Entering Class Fellowship Training Post-Training
Shiraz Fidai (AP/CP) 2014

2018-2019
University of Chicago
Hematopathology

Pathologist
John H. Stroger, Jr Hospital of Cook County
Chicago, IL
Jefree Schulte (AP/CP) 2014

2019-2020
University of Chicago
Breast/Gynecologic Pathology

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

Assistant Professor
University of Wisconsin
Madison, WI
Lily Tran (AP/CP) 2014

2018-2019
Houston Methodist Hospital
Surgical Pathology

Pathologist
Peoria Tazewell Pathology Group
Peoria, IL

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

Assistant Professor
Northwestern University
Chicago, IL

Adam Cloe (AP/CP) 2013

2017-2019
City of Hope Hospital
Hematopathology

Pathologist
Quest Diagnostics
Alexander Gallan (AP only) 2013

2018-2019
University of Chicago
Genitourinary Pathology

2017-2018
University of Chicago
Renal Pathology

Assistant Professor
Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI
Daniel Johnson (AP/CP) 2013

2018-2019
University of Chicago
Cytopathology

2017-2018
Massachusetts General Hospital
Head and Neck Pathology

Pathologist
Central Illinois Pathology
Maximo Marin (CP only) 2013

2017-2018
University of Chicago
Clinical Chemistry

Assistant Professor
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL

Lindsay Yassan (AP/CP) 2013

2018-2019
Northwestern University
Cytopathology 

2017-2018
University of Chicago
Gastrointestinal Pathology

Assistant Professor
University of Chicago
Chicago, IL

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

2016-2017
Gastrointestinal Pathology

Faculty - University of Florida
Bridget Banach (AP/CP) 2012

2017-2018
University of Chicago
Cytopathology

2016-2017
University of Chicago
Surgical Pathology

Pathology Consultants - Geneva, Illinois
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

Faculty - Loyola University  
Mojgan  Hosseini 2009

University of California San Francisco
Gastrointestinal Pathology

Faculty - UC San Diego  
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