Thoracic and Surgical Pathology Fellowship

The Department of Pathology offers a combined one-year fellowship in Thoracic and Surgical Pathology with opportunities for both clinical and translational research. The fellow will spend half the time on the thoracic service and half in surgical pathology (see Surgical Pathology Fellowship). The thoracic service covers a spectrum of malignant and benign diseases including lung cancer, mesothelioma, thymoma, interstitial lung disease, pediatric and infectious diseases, and pre- and post-lung and heart transplant pathology. The fellow provides initial assessment of urgent biopsies, reviews all material with faculty and clinicians and presents at the weekly interdisciplinary chest oncology conference. The fellow also participates in other conferences as scheduled and in teaching residents and medical students. The fellow will be responsible for two or more collaborative translational research projects that are expected to be presented at national meetings. Research training is tailored to each fellow’s career goals.

Fellowship Director

Aliya Husain, MD MBBS

Professor of Pathology

A minimum of three years' training in anatomic pathology or four years' training that combines anatomic and clinical pathology. The candidate must be able to obtain an Illinois medical license.

Commensurate with level of training.

Submit an application form, including all materials detailed on the form, to the Fellowship Coordinator Andre'a Wortham-Robinson ( and the Fellowship Director Dr. Aliya Husain (

  • 2020-2021: Filled
  • 2021-2022: Filled
Fellows Fellowship Years Additional Training Post-Training Position
Phillip McMullen, MD PhD 2020-2021


University of Rochester/NC

Jefree Schulte, MD 2019-200

University of Chicago
Breast/Gynecologic Pathology


Mansooreh Eghtesad, MD 2017-2018  

Illinois Masonic Hospitals
Chicago, IL

Lauren Rosen, MD 2016-2017 2017-2018
Northwestern University
Breast Pathology

Assistant Professor
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI

Jamie L. Steinmetz, MD 2015-2016  

Little Company of Mary Hospital
Chicago, IL

M. Kamran Mirza, MD PhD 2014-2015  

Assistant Professor
Loyola University Medical Center
Maywood, IL

Vijayalakshmi Ananthanaryanan, MD 2013-2014  

Assistant Professor
Loyola University Medical Center
Maywood, IL

Jennifer Pogoriler, MD PhD 2012-2013  

Assistant Professor
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Maywood, IL

Mei Li, MD PhD 2011-2012  

Community Healthcare System

Redouane Boumendjel, MD 2010-2011  

Alexian Brothers Hospital

Yiqing Chi, MD 2009-2010  

Community Healthcare System

Ilyssa O. Gordon, MD PhD  2008-2009  

Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Stephanie Sitterding, MD  2008-2009  

Central DuPage Hospital

Kimiko Suzue, MD PhD 2006-2008  

Associate Professor
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
Chicago, IL

Joanne Hutto, MD 2005-2006  

Hinsdale Hospital
Hinsdale, IL