Society for Pediatric Pathology
April 21, 2016

Pediatric Pathology Fellowship at Nationwide Children's Hospital - 2018, 2019

Accepting applications for openings in 2018-2019 and 2019-2020

The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH) located in Columbus, Ohio offers an ACGME-approved, one- or two-year Pediatric Pathology Fellowship. Our program combines a strong curriculum, nurturing learning environment, and flexibility regarding electives and research projects.

Our Pediatric Anatomic Pathology department processes over 10,000 surgical pathology cases, performs over 100 autopsies, and close to 300 bone marrows per year. Our Faculty of 22 doctoral staff includes 10 American Board of Pathol­ogy Certified Pediatric Pathologists. Faculty subspecialties and areas of interest include: Perinatal Pathology, Electron Microscopy, Pediatric Hematopathology, Neuropathology and Muscle Pathology, Pediatric GI Pathology, Cardiac Pathology, Informatics, and non-gyn Cytology. We have a full-service, state of the art, histology laboratory and digital imaging center within the department.

Our Clinical Laboratory sections perform more than 3 million tests per year, and include: Cytogenetics, Molecular Genetics, Transfusion Medicine, Special and Routine Hematology, Special and Routine Chemistry, Microbiology, Virology, TDM/Toxicology, Metabolic Disease Testing, and Outpatient and Reference Laboratory Services.

Learning and research opportunities are greatly enhanced by our close association with the Center for Childhood Cancer, and the Children’s Oncology Group Biopathology Center. Our department is also home for the archives of the Children’s Cancer Group and Intergroup Rhabdomyosarcoma Study. Combined, these resources offer wide opportunities to join cutting edge NIH-funded research in both basic and clinical science.

Our Pediatric Pathology Fellowship Program has been accredited since 1953, making it perhaps the first training program in the field.


NCH, affiliated with The Ohio State University (OSU) School of Medicine, is one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric healthcare networks, and is ranked seventh of only 10 children's hospitals on U.S. News & World Report’s 2014-15 “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals Honor Roll”.


NCH, located adjacent to the Downtown area of Columbus, is within 20-30 minutes’ drive of most of the metropolitan area. Columbus, the state capital and the largest city in Ohio, is a thriving, diverse, and technologically sophisticated city. A variety of cultural and recreational opportunities is readily available in the Central Ohio region, and is a wonderful environment for living, playing, and working.

Types and Number of Positions:

Two positions per year are funded, with Fellow selection based on those who desire careers in pediatric pathology. Fellowships for special training in various aspects of pediatric pathology are available by special arrangement. Certain elective pathology rotations at OSU can also be arranged. July 1st is the normal starting date, off-cycle start dates may be considered based on availability.


Fellowship eligibility requirements include a minimum of 3 years of Pathology Residency training at an ACGME-accredited program, and a valid ECFMG certificate (if applicable).

Applicants must submit a cover letter, application, CV, personal statement, a copy of the ECFMG certificate (if applicable), and request at least three letters of recommendation be sent to the Program Director.

Self-Funded Training for International Scholars:

We also offer non-ACGME training in surgical and clinical pediatric pathology for qualified independently funded international scholars who meet sponsorship requirements by home country academic institutions.

Contact Information:

Samir B. Kahwash, MD, FCAP, FASCP
Director, Pediatric Pathology Fellowship Program
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
700 Children’s Drive
Columbus, OH 43205
Phone: (614) 722-5427


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