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Gynecologic and Perinatal Pathology Fellowship

The fellowship for academic year 2021-2022 has been filled, now accepting for 2022-2023.

The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine of NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medicine offers a one-year Gynecologic and Perinatal Pathology Fellowship. The fellowship combines diagnostic training and research opportunities related to the pathology of female genital tract disease and reproduction. Weill Cornell accessions approximately 8,000 gynecologic/perinatal specimens per year, which are handled separately through the Divisions of Gynecologic and Perinatal Pathology.

Clinical responsibilities include sign-out of both frozen sections and surgical pathology specimens. In addition, clinical opportunities are also available in gynecologic cytopathology. The fellow is expected to participate in the teaching and supervision of residents, as well as to actively participate in departmental and intradepartmental conferences. Research opportunities include clinicopathologic and molecular pathology studies with members of the department. A departmentally funded Translational Research Core Facility offers a wide array of research services, including histology, immunohistochemistry, tissue array, cytogenetics, and molecular techniques, thus providing the opportunity to conduct clinically relevant and scientifically sophisticated studies.

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.

Faculty: Anna Yemelyanova, MD (Chief), Cathleen Matrai MD and Nina Schatz-Siemers, DO

Dates and deadlines (for 2022-2023 fellowship year):
September 30, 2020 - 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, 2020 - Issuance of formal offers (12:00pm EST)

Stipends: Salaries are commensurate with the level of post-graduate training.

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:

     Program Director
     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