Oncologic Surgical Pathology Fellowships

RPCI, founded in 1898, is the oldest NCI-funded Comprehensive Cancer Center. The environment is fast-paced, dynamic, collegial, and exciting! The Oncologic Surgical Pathology Fellowship provides advanced training in neoplastic diseases of the GYN, Breast, GI, GU, Pulmonary, Head and Neck, Endocrine, Skin, Brain, Bone, Soft Tissue, and Hematopoietic systems. Fellows will spend seven months on the surgical pathology service and will have two months of protected time for research. There is an opportunity to gain additional skills in surgical pathology subspecialties, diagnostic molecular pathology, in one of the world's best flow cytometry labs, or in solid tumor cytogenetics with capabilities in FISH and interphase analysis. Elective rotations in cytopathology and hematopathology are also possible. Additionally, Fellows are complemented by Residents and Medical Students enabling ample opportunity for teaching and graduated responsibility.

The Fellows are an integral part of patient care at RPCI, and their participation in disease site specific multidisciplinary tumor boards, while serving an educational purpose, also positions the fellow to participate in the optimum quality of patient care. Seminars from Faculty within and outside the Department will supplement the Fellow's education. The complexity of cases coupled with the large volume (17,000+) allows Fellows to become proficient in the diagnosis of neoplastic diseases. Fellowships may be individualized, and a second year is possible.

Requirements: Because of the demanding nature of the diseases encountered, only Residents who will complete their training in an ACGME-accredited Program by the Fellowship start date will be considered. In addition, candidates must be eligible for a New York State Medical License or Limited Permit.

Types and Numbers of Appointments:

  • (Year 1) Oncologic Surgical Pathology Fellowship: Six ACGME-accredited Positions
  • (Year 2) Combined Subspecialty & Surgical Pathology Fellowship: One to three Non-accredited Position

Facilities: The campus spans twenty-seven acres in downtown Buffalo and consists of fifteen buildings with about 1 million square feet of space. The new hospital was completed in 1998 and houses a comprehensive diagnostic and treatment center. In addition, the Institute recently completed a new medical research complex in conjunction with the State University at Buffalo and has renovated existing education and research space to support RPCI’s future growth and the expansion of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Complex. RPCI is dedicated to providing comprehensive care to the cancer patient; to conducting research into the causes, treatment, and prevention of cancer; and to educating the public and the next generation of those who study and treat cancer.

Community: Buffalo has four wonderful seasons and a vibrant intellectual and cultural life. It is a treasure to discover and is an exceptional place to live, work, and raise a family. Buffalo is an area of geographic beauty offering temperate summers for boating, camping, bicycling, sports, amusement and water parks, and other activities. During the winter, one can ice skate, ski, snowmobile, snowshoe, or just take a walk. Unlike some cities, traffic is hardly an issue. The average commute time is just 20 minutes! Nearby "getaways" include Niagara Falls, Toronto, Pittsburgh, and Cleveland.

Stipends: Stipends are commensurate with postgraduate year of training.

Applications: A Personal Statement, CV, RPCI Fellowship Application Form, and three Letters of Reference should be sent to:
Charles M. LeVea, MD, PhD
Fellowship Director
c/o Christine Hegarty
Department of Pathology
Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Elm & Carlton Streets
Buffalo, New York 14263
Email: christine.hegarty@roswellpark.org

Applications are currently being accepted.

Interviews begin approximately 16 months prior to your fellowship start date, however exceptional candidates may be interviewed sooner.