The program offers advanced training in all aspects of surgical pathology. The primary goal of the program is to offer the fellow additional experience and responsibilities in general practice diagnostic surgical pathology so that by the end of the program the fellow will be able to perform independently as a surgical pathologist.

Program Details

  • Intraoperative consultation: The fellow will be proficient in processing, managing and diagnosing frozen sections in conjunction with the staff pathologist.
  • Case review and sign-out: The fellow will demonstrate competency in the evaluation and reporting of a broad range of surgical pathology cases covering all the organ systems, small biopsies as well as large resections. The fellow will also learn to utilize immunohistochemical and molecular ancillary techniques.

The fellow is encouraged to spend three months in a surgical pathology subspecialty such as breast, head and neck, endocrine pathology or cytopathology.  A clinical/translational research project will be encouraged.  Strong collaborative efforts with the Brown Medical School will provide excellent research opportunities.  The fellow will also be expected to participate in the teaching of residents and fellows in the Department and in teaching of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine courses.

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Basic Curriculum of the Program

Clinical and Research Components

The fellow will be responsible for daily case evaluation and sign-out (with an attending surgical pathologist).

Cases will include:

  • GI pathology
  • Urogenital pathology
  • Breast pathology
  • Head and neck pathology
  • Endocrine pathology
  • Pulmonary pathology
  • Hematopathology
  • Pediatric pathology
  • Soft/tissue and orthopedic pathology
  • Renal Pathology

He/she will rotate and participate in specific subspecialty sign-out for three months. In addition the fellow will be responsible for the management of intraoperative consultations once or twice a week.

Participation in a research project involving modern molecular techniques for a period of three months will be encouraged. Presentation at a national or international meeting will be a goal.   

Participant’s supervisory and patient care responsibilities:

There are no direct patient care responsibilities in surgical pathology.

 Procedural requirements:

The fellow will exhibit proficiency in the management and grossing of routine surgical pathology specimens and in the management and processing of intraoperative consultations.

 Didactic components:

The fellow will be responsible for tumor board presentations once every two  weeks, two one hour frontal lectures to pathology residents, laboratory supervision of medical students and overall assistance to surgical pathology residents in the grossing and evaluation of cases

Application Process

Please send inquiries to:

Ross Taliano, MD
Fellowship Director
[email protected]


Evgeny Yakerevich, MDRoss Taliano, MD
Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
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Nick Shillingford, MD (2011-2012)

Danisha Allen, MD (2012-2013)

Anthony Snow, MD (2013-2014)

Elizabeth Kalife, MD (2014-2015)

Yun-An Tseng, DO (2015-2016)​

Nour Almardini, MD (2016-2017)

C. Lisa Zhao, MD (2017-2018)

Mara Banks, MD (2020-2021)