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Clinical Fellowships


Stony Brook University Hospital
*New* ACGME approved Cytopathology Fellowship Program
Opening for 2019


This one-year advanced training in cytopathology is designed to provide comprehensive training in cytopathology. The program has a growing ultrasound (US)-guided FNA clinic that is operated by cytopathologists. The fellow will have hands-on experience in performing both palpation- and US-guided FNAs, and in providing rapid on-site evaluation (ROSE) of samples prepared from US-, CT-, EUS- and EBUS-guided FNAs. Fellows will become familiar with triaging specimens for appropriate ancillary tests and in utilizing telecytopathology for ROSE and practical training in laboratory management and quality control/assurance. The fellows will participate in a number of clinical and educational activities: performing FNAs, in-hospital service and daily sign out, multidisciplinary tumor board conferences, and teaching pathology residents, cytotechnologists, and medical students. As members of a research-intensive academic department, the fellows will also have the opportunity to pursue academic interests in basic or translational research, to present their work at national meetings and to submit research manuscripts for publication in leading academic journals.

Requirements: Candidates must be Board certified or eligible for certification in AP or AP/CP and must be eligible for a license to practice in the state of New York.

Stipends: Commensurate with the level of training.

Applications: Submit the Standardized Pathology Fellowship application (available on the CAP website) with curriculum vitae, personal statement, and three letters of references. Currently accepting applications for the 2019 position.

Departmental website: http://medicine.stonybrookmedicine.edu/pathology.

Contact Information:
Ms. Kathleen Pitisi, MBA
Program Coordinator
Telephone: (631) 444 2224
Email: kathleen.pitisi@stonybrookmedicine.edu

For further information, contact:
Maoxin Wu, MD, PhD
Fellowship Director
Email: maoxin.wu@stonybrookmedicine.edu

Special note: This is a new fellowship program approved by the ACGME on 1/14/2019.


The Department of Pathology is currently ACGME accredited for the following clinical fellowships:

Applications for 2019-2020 position (1) are being accepted

One fellowship position that has ACGME-accreditation offers experience in hematopathology, emphasizing diagnostic hematopathology and laboratory hematology. Two board-certified hematopathologists are enthusiastically engaged in teaching the trainee in all areas of hematopathology, including exposure to a very active bone marrow transplantation service. The program includes training in peripheral blood and bone marrow morphology interpretation, lymph node pathology, laboratory pathology, coagulation, flow cytometry, cytogenetics and molecular pathology. The trainee will have the opportunity to teach residents and medical students as well as to participate in translational research.

Program Director:
Tahmeena Ahmed, MBBS
University Hospital, Level 2
Tel:  (631) 444-2222
Fax:  (631) 444-3419
Email: Tahmeena.Ahmed@stonybrookmedicine.edu

Program Coordinator:
Kathleen Pitisi, MBA, C-TAGME
Email: Kathleen.Pitisi@stonybrookmedicine.edu




Two positions for 2020-2021 are open. Applications are being accepted
2019-2020 Selective Pathology Fellowship positions have been filled

Two one-year fellowship positions that have ACGME-accreditation will provide an intensive experience in general surgical pathology and subspecialties including breast, GYN, GI, pulmonary, renal, neuropathology and placental pathology. The fellows will become familiar with the innovative use of technology to improve workflow and the significance of quality assurance and improvement within surgical pathology. The service includes approximately 27,000 cases per year, encompassing a wide variety of organ systems and subspecialties. Fellows are involved in the performance and interpretation of frozen sections, supervision of the gross room, sign out of cases and participation in translational research.  They will have the opportunity to teach residents and medical students, and to conduct presentations at conferences as well.

Program Director:
Jingxuan Liu, MD, PhD
University Hospital, Level 2
Phone:  (631) 444-2222
Fax:  (631) 444-3419
Email: Jingxuan.Liu@stonybrookmedicine.edu

Program Coordinator:
Kathleen Pitisi, MBA, C-TAGME
Email: Kathleen.Pitisi@stonybrookmedicine.edu

Current Fellows:

Kristin Sticco, DO - NYIT - New York College of Osteopathic Medicine (Hematopathology)
Wei Xue, MB, PhD - Tongji Medical College of Huazhong University of Science and Technology (Selective Pathology)
Sofia Taboada, MD - Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine (Selective Pathology)