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The department of Pathology at Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia (a component of Pennsylvania Health System) offers 1- year fellowship in general surgical pathology. The responsibilities of fellows include supervised signout of a comprehensive range of both neoplastic and non-neoplastic surgical specimens and responsibility for frozen section diagnosis. Fellows participate in all aspects of surgical pathology, with increased responsibility for independent decision making and diagnosis. With the residents at the Pennsylvania Hospital and the faculty at the hospital, there are many opportunities for interacting with staff and direct teaching. The rotations are primarily at the Pennsylvania Hospital. Fellows also are offered elective rotations in various subspecialty services at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Development of a clinical / translational research project during the fellowship year is strongly encouraged.


Successful completion of the residency requirements for certification in Anatomic Pathology or combined AP/CP by the American Board of Pathology, and eligibility for Pennsylvania medical training license (Step 3 of USMLE is required).


Are commensurate with the resident's level of training.


Positions offered: Two fellows per year.
Timeline: We begin accepting applications annually in June, (approximately 22 months before the anticipated July start date). All application materials including supporting documents must be received by September 30; however early submission is highly encouraged. Applications will be reviewed once ALL required documents are received.

Documents needed:

  • Completed fellowship application (CAP application)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Personal Statement
  • Photo
  • USMLE score report
  • ECFMG certificate (for international medical graduates)
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation

Completed application material should be addressed to:

Franz Fogt, MD – Director, Surgical Pathology Fellowship Program
Department of Pathology
Pennsylvania Hospital,
801 Spruce Street/10th Floor,
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Anna Marie McClain
Fellowship Coordinator,
Phone: 215-829-6992

Current Fellows

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Laura Barry, MD

Medical School: Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Residency Program: Pennsylvania Hospital
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Ali Rashidbaigi, MD

Medical School: St. George’s University-School of Medicine Residency Program: SUNY Upstate Medical Center and Robert Wood Johnson-St. Barnabas Medical Center
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