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.