Society for Pediatric Pathology

Pediatric Pathology Fellowship - Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee

Posted August 28, 2018

The Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), Nashville, Tennessee offers a one-year ACGME-accredited fellowship in Pediatric Pathology. The training program provides a strong combined curriculum in pediatric surgical pathology, maternal-fetal pathology, and pediatric autopsy pathology. One position is available each year.

Training takes place at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital (MCJCH)at VUMC. This freestanding children’s hospital is situated within VUMC and immediately next the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, the only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center in middle Tennessee, providing clinical care and conducting research in childhood. MCJCH Children’s Hospital evaluates approximately 10,000 pediatric surgical pathology specimens, 1,200 placentas and 50 pediatric autopsies annually. The teaching faculty includes five pediatric pathologists; 3 pathologists have additional subspecialty certifications and service responsibilities (neuropathology, hematopathology and cytopathology).

Our collegial pediatric group is supported by more than 20 anatomic pathologists in the larger Divisions of Anatomic and Clinical Pathology who provide additional subspecialty expertise in neuropathology, renal pathology, hematopathology, bone and soft tissue pathology, gastrointestinal and liver pathology, head and neck pathology, pulmonary pathology, cytopathology, breast pathology, gynecologic pathology, genitourinary pathology, and molecular pathology. The Pediatric Pathology fellow will rotate through hematopathology, cytopathology and neuropathology.

Vanderbilt offers an excellent platform for interdisciplinary research and collaboration. Numerous clinical and research conferences and presentations provide stimulating continuous education. A mentorship program is available. VUMC, Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center have been expanding in many areas, including in organ transplant, educational, and clinical and translational research and basic science programs. This is an exciting period of growth for the Pathology department. Additionally, Vanderbilt offers excellent benefits for clinical fellows.

Located in the heart of Nashville, TN, Vanderbilt University is one of the nation's leading research and teaching institutions, with an undergraduate medical program, and many post-graduate programs contiguous on the same campus. Nashville, the capital of Tennessee, is a growing cosmopolitan area with a population exceeding one million, diverse entertainment, exceptional dining, excellent schools and ready access to outdoor activities.

Vanderbilt University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

In addition to the application, please provide three letters of recommendation, your CV and a letter of intent.

For additional information, please contact:
Tapherine DeVany
Program Manager, Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology Fellowships
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
1161 21st Avenue South, MCN CC3322
Nashville, TN 37232-2561
Telephone: 615-343-4882