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Cytopathology Fellowship

The fellowship for academic year 2022-2023 has been filled, now accepting for 2023-2024.

The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine of NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medicine offers a one-year ACGME-approved fellowship that includes training in diagnostic gynecological and non-gynecological exfoliative cytopathology, fine-needle aspiration biopsy, specimen preparation, and laboratory management. The Papanicolaou Cytopathology Laboratory accessioned more than 58,000 specimens last year, of which approximately 13,000 were non-gynecological specimens and of those, over 4,800 were fine-needle aspirations, offering a broad range of specimens from which the trainee may learn.

Training includes the performance and on-site interpretation of fine-needle aspirations of palpable and non-palpable masses obtained under radiologic guidance — including transabdominal and endoscopic ultrasound, navigational, computed tomography (CT scanning), and stereotactic guidance. Additionally, a six- eight week rotation focused entirely on ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center is also offered. The Fellow is expected to complete one project in cytopathology for presentation at a national meeting with an additional goal of completing the project as a peer reviewed published manuscript. Graduating fellows are fully prepared for a career in either an academic or private practice setting.

The cytopathologists on the Cytopathology Service have extensive experience in both exfoliative and aspiration cytopathology. They have trained and worked at renowned institutions, including The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, New York University Langone Medical Center and New York Presbyterian-Columbia and Cornell Hospital.

Requirements: Candidates must have completed a four-year Anatomic Pathology/Clinical Pathology residency or three years of a straight Anatomic Pathology residency.

NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medicine only accepts J1 visas for all fellowships.

Types and Numbers of Appointments: One position is available each academic year.

Facilities: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital is the major clinical affiliate and teaching hospital of Weill Cornell Medicine. NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medicine, an 824-bed facility, is centrally located in a collaborative medical community that includes the Hospital for Special Surgery, Memorial-Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and The Rockefeller University.

Community: Weill Cornell is located in a beautiful residential neighborhood along the East River in Manhattan, within walking distance of Central Park and the midtown entertainment and shopping areas. Attractions include major museums, concert halls, theaters, and an opera house, all of which are easily accessible.

Momin Siddiqui, MD, Director, Cytopathology Fellowship, Hamza Gokozan, MD, Abha Goyal, MD, Jonas Heymann, MD, Ami Patel, MD, and Jose Scarpa Carniello, MD

Dates and deadlines (for 2023-2024 fellowship year):
*September 30, 2021 - Deadline for receipt of completed application (including recommendation letters) from candidates.
*Please note that we have a rolling admissions policy, therefore, we strongly encourage interested candidates to apply as early as possible.
On or before December 30, 2021 - Issuance of formal offers (12:00pm EST)

Stipends: PGY-5 (unless AP only trainee will be PGY4).

Recommendation letters:
Please arrange to have three letters of recommendation to be uploaded by the letter writer.


Please arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to us via email to The letters should be addressed to:

     Dr. Momin Siddiqui - Director, Cytopathology Fellowship
     Weill Cornell Medicine/New York Presbyterian Hospital
     Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
     1300 York Ave, C-302
     New York, NY 10065
     Attn: Ms. Elizabeth Hammerschmidt

Click below to fill out an application:

Application Form

Weill Cornell Medicine Pathology & Laboratory Medicine 1300 York Avenue New York, NY 10065 Phone: (212) 746-6464 Fax: (212) 746-8192