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Renal Pathology Fellowship

Contact Elizabeth Hammerschmidt for application inquiries.

The Department of Pathology at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medicine offers a one-year Renal Pathology Fellowship (medical diseases of the kidney), including renal transplantation, under the direction of Surya V. Seshan, MD, Chief of Renal Pathology. The Renal Pathology Fellowship aims to develop competency in all aspects of special handling and processing of renal biopsies, using a clinicopathological approach to the interpretation of medical (non-neoplastic) renal diseases, regardless of the source of the kidney tissue (percutaneous needle or open biopsy, nephrectomy, or autopsy kidney specimens). Since the renal pathologist is part of a multidisciplinary team in patient management, clinical correlation and active communication with our clinical colleagues are paramount.

The Renal Pathology Laboratory receives nearly 800 cases a year, of which nearly 300 are renal transplant biopsies and about 30 are from transplant nephrectomies. The remaining specimens are from native kidney diseases, representing a wide variety of interesting and sometimes challenging glomerular, tubulo-interstitial, and vascular lesions, providing a unique opportunity for a trainee in this field. Training in renal pathology includes the examination of kidney biopsies by light and electron microscopy and immunohistochemistry, while learning to apply other molecular techniques as necessary or for research.

Fellows are expected to participate in clinical and teaching conferences for the house staff and receive opportunities to pursue clinical research projects for presentation at major meetings. Fellows are eligible to attend all clinical nephrology teaching conferences, as well as monthly New York Society of Nephrology symposia held at the Weill Cornell Medicine campus. Our graduating fellows are fully prepared for a career in either an academic or private setting.

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 per 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: Surya V. Seshan, MD, and Steven Salvatore, MD

Stipends: Salaries are commensurate with the level of training.

Applications: Please contact Elizabeth Hammerschmidt for information.

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