The Department of Pathology is currently ACGME accredited for the following clinical fellowships:
CYTOPATHOLOGY FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM
Currently accepting applications for the 2022-23 (1) and 2023-24 (1) positions.
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 and core biopsies. Fellows will become familiar with triaging specimens for appropriate ancillary tests and in utilizing telecytopathology for ROSE. They will receive 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: We are participating in the American Society of Cytopathology (ASC) unified recruitment timeline for cytopathology fellowship programs for the 2023-2024 fellowship year starting on July 1, 2023. Applications will start being reviewed July 15, 2021. Our suggested application submission window is July-September 2021. Interviews will start being offered August 15, 2021, and will run through November 2021 or until the position is filled. The earliest date that we will extend an offer to an applicant is October 1, 2021. The applicants will have 72 hours to accept/decline the position.
Submit the Standardized Pathology Fellowship application (available on the CAP website) with curriculum vitae, personal statement, and three reference letters.
Sonya Hwang, MD
Ms. Kathleen Pitisi, MBA
Telephone: (631) 444 2224
HEMATOPATHOLOGY FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM
Currently accepting applications for the 2021-2022 (1) and 2023-2024 (1) positions.
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.
Kathleen Pitisi, MBA, C-TAGME
SELECTIVE PATHOLOGY (SURGICAL PATHOLOGY) FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM
Currently accepting applications for the 2022-2023 (1) and 2023-2024 (2) positions.
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.
Kathleen Pitisi, MBA, C-TAGME
BMI FELLOWSHIP IN CLINICAL INFORMATICS: OVERVIEW
The Stony Brook Fellowship in Clinical Informatics is a 2-year program open to physicians who are ABMS board certified or board eligible in a primary specialty. The CI Fellowship is offered through Stony Brook Medicine’s Pathology Department; it is open to eligible candidates from any medical specialty(e.g. Internal Medicine, Anesthesiology, Pathology, Pediatrics, Surgery, Radiology etc.)
Our program offers an environment of interdisciplinary collaboration between clinicians, clinical informaticians, clinical data scientists, pathology and radiology informaticians and machine learning experts. It is the ideal program for motivated physicians seeking in-depth expertise in clinical informatics along with applications of clinical data analytics and machine learning to the field of healthcare.
Stony Brook University Hospital, a 603 bed tertiary care center and a premier academic medical center serves as the primary clinical site for the fellows. It has been nominated as one of the nation’s Most-Wired hospitals for 7 consecutive years and is constantly at the forefront of implementing innovative IT solutions to clinical problems.
Stony Brook University, one of the top 1% universities in the world, is home to the Biomedical informatics department ( BMI) and it’s richly talented faculty. The didactic portion of the fellowship will be supported by the curriculum of the BMI Masters in Clinical Informatics. The university also offers opportunities to interact and collaborate with experts from a wide variety of fields.
Joel H Saltz, MD, PhD
Veena Lingam, MD