Anatomic Pathology Fellowships

Stuart C. Lauchlan Fellowship in Women's Pathology

This fellowship is a one to two-year program that specializes in diagnostic gynecologic pathology, breast pathology and gynecologic cytopathology, including dedicated time for research.  We aim to train well-rounded academic subspecialists in women's pathology by emphasizing the importance of diagnosis, teaching, and research in evidence-based management of women’s diseases. The program is one of fourteen in the country specializing in gynecologic pathology, and is the only one to offer combined training in all three disciplines of women’s pathology.  Based at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, resources available to our trainees include a case load of 21,000 surgical, 80,000 cytology, and 1200 consultation accessions per year.  Active participation in daily consensus conference, weekly prospective multidisciplinary gynecologic and breast tumor boards, weekly Petite Rounds, CampFire Chief Rounds and gynecologic oncologic pathology conferences further enhance training.  The Lauchlan fellow also participates in the teaching of pathology residents and medical students at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

Click on the brochure below for details or send inquiries to Program Director C. James Sung, M.D. (jsung@wihri.org).

Stuart C. Lauchlan Fellowship in Women's Pathology Brochure      


Don B. Singer Fellowship in Developmental Pediatric Pathology (subspecialty accredited)

This fellowship is a one to two-year, ACGME-accredited training program specializing in pathologic diagnosis of genetic and metabolic disease, infections, neoplasia and malformations, and pediatric forensic pathology and neuropathology. Training is cross-institutional, with the program based at Women and Infants Hospital and including rotations at Rhode Island Hospital, Hasbro Children’s Hospital, and the Office of the Rhode Island Medical Examiner. The yearly case load includes approximately 200 autopsies, including SIDS and child abuse, 2,500 surgical specimens and bone marrow examinations, 1,500 cytogenetic samples, 250 molecular diagnostic samples, 150 metabolic studies, 2,500 placentas and 1,000 examinations of abortuses, embryos and early fetuses.  Active participation in weekly divisional teaching conference, bi-monthly perinatal pathology conference, monthly perinatal management conference, and bimonthly multidisciplinary antenatal diagnosis and management (MADAM) conference further enhances training. 

Click on the brochure below for details or send inquiries to Program Director Fusun Gundogan, M.D. (fgundogan@wihri.org) 

 Don B. Singer Fellowship in Developmental and Pediatric Pathology Brochure (subspecialty accredited)


Gastrointestinal/Hepatic Pathology Fellowship Program

The department offers a one-year ACGME-accredited training program in gastrointestinal and liver pathology. The fellow will be exposed to specimens from biopsies, surgical specimens and consultation cases encompassing a wide variety of diseases of the alimentary tract, liver and pancreas including pediatric specimens. There is an excellent mix of non-neoplastic, and neoplastic case material. The importance of clinicopathologic correlation and consultation with our clinician colleagues is stressed. The responsibilities of the fellow include daily case preparation of all luminal and liver biopsy material and review with the surgical pathology GI subspecialty team. A significant proportion of the more complex GI, liver and pancreatic resections are also reviewed by the fellow. There is excellent supervision of the fellow by senior level attending pathologists with expertise in GI, liver and pancreatic pathology. The fellow is expected to reach the level of a “junior attending” during their fellowship. The fellows prepare and present weekly GI tumor board, adult and pediatric medical GI conferences and a monthly IBD (inflammatory bowel disease) conference. Fellows actively participate in the teaching and supervision of pathology residents and medical students. Clinical, clinicopathological and translational research projects are encouraged.

Click on the brochure below for details or send inquiries to Program Director Murray Resnick, M.D.,Ph.D. (mresnick@lifespan.org)

Gastrointestinal/Hepatic Pathology Fellowship Brochure


Neuropathology Fellowship Program

Neuropathology, one of the oldest medical subspecialties, emerged as a profession during the 19th century. Many distinguished individuals during the early days of neurology and psychiatry were practicing neuropathologists, including Freud, Alzheimer, Charcot and Kraepelin. Neuropathology is primarily an academic discipline, aimed at understanding the pathologic reactions of all parts of the central and peripheral nervous systems at both the gross and microscopic levels. In addition, neuropathologists serve as valuable consultants to other clinicians who are involved in the treatment of patients with brain tumors, neuromuscular disorders, infections, and degenerative diseases. The Division of Neuropathology in the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University is physically located on the 12th floor of the Ambulatory Patient Building (APC) at Rhode Island Hospital. The faculty includes four full-time neuropathologists, Drs. Stopa, de la Monte, Anthony and Donahue, and a full-time histotechnologist devoted to doing the special stains required for studying the nervous system. There are also 2 full-time neuropathology fellows, and resident rotators from neurology, neurosurgery, neuroradiology, psychiatry, and pathology. The program provides didactic instruction to Alpert Medical School students and to graduate students in the multidisciplinary departments associated with the Brown Brain Sciences Institute (neuroscience, mathematics, computer science, and engineering).  The neuropathology division covers a patient service area of over 1 million people and includes all of the Brown University-affiliated hospitals, as well as most of the neighboring community hospitals in Rhode Island, southeastern Massachusetts, and eastern Connecticut. We also provide regular consultation services to the Rhode Island Medical Examiner’s Office and have been used as consultants by other state Medical Examiner’s Offices, and by pathologists at distant hospitals and universities. The neuropathology division enhances our neurology, psychiatry, and neurosurgery residency training programs by providing academically-oriented, didactic instruction to trainees in these other disciplines. All neurology and neurosurgery residents rotate through neuropathology during their training. A neuropathology division is also necessary for the accreditation of these residency programs.

Click on the brochure below for details or send inquiries to Edward Stopa, M.D. (estopa@lifespan.org)

Neuropathology Fellowship Brochure


International Visiting Fellowship Program in Women's and Perinatal Pathology

The International Visiting Fellowship Program in Women’s and Perinatal Pathology at Brown University aims to expand expertise in the diagnosis, testing, and screening of diseases affecting women and newborns worldwide. This program provides an opportunity for international physicians to gain additional specialized experience in gynecologic and perinatal pathology. Successful participants of this program have subsequently taken on leadership roles in their respective institutions and national organizations. This 3-month to one-year program is based at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, with 19 full-time pathology faculty exclusively dedicated to diagnosis, research, and education in the healthcare of women and newborns. An international trainee must be sponsored by his/her government, medical school, or hospital.  On-site living accommodations are available.

Click on the brochure below for details or send inquiries to C. James Sung, M.D. (jsung@wihri.org)

International Visiting Fellowship Brochure


Surgical Pathology Fellowship Program

Brown University, in collaboration with the Department of Pathology at the Rhode Island Hospital and The Miriam Hospital, has established a one-year fellowship program in Surgical Pathology.  The program offers advanced training in all aspects of surgical pathology. A clinical research project is strongly encouraged during the clinical fellowship.  Collaborative arrangements and programs with the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University provide excellent research opportunities for those involved.  The fellow will also be expected to participate in the teaching of residents and fellows within the department and in the teaching of pathology and laboratory medicine courses.  Applicants should have completed an AP or AP/CP  pathology residency training program.  Residents who wish to use this fellowship position as a fifth year experience will also be considered.  Stipends for the fellowship are commensurate with fifth year of postgraduate training.  Benefits include health and professional liability insurance and four weeks annual vacation

Click on the brochure below for details or send inquiries to Program Director Evgeny Yakirevich, M.D., D.Sc. (eyakirevich@lifespan.org)

Surgical Pathology Fellowship Brochure