Fellowship Programs

Fellowship training in Subspecialties of Anatomic Pathology is available to trainees who are eligible for American Board of Pathology (ABP) certification, as well as training in Non-Accredited subspecialties, which does not lead to certification by the American Board of Pathology (ABP). All applicants for fellowships must be board eligible in either AP (3 years), or combined AP/CP (4 years). All fellows require full medical licensure in New York State.

All fellowships at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medicine undergo rigorous curriculum review and oversight by the institutional Graduate Medical Education Committee.

All fellows benefit from exposure to our world-renowned faculty and pathology material, and are involved in review of consultation material, clinicopathologic correlation and conferences, as well as participation in resident teaching and a clinical and/or basic science research project. As training progresses, the fellows obtain greater responsibility and independence.

The Blood Banking/Transfusion Medicine fellowship is an ACGME-Accredited Program administered by the New York Blood Center. Fellows rotate through New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medicine for six months of their training. Applicants must be Board eligible in clinical pathology, pediatric hematology or adult hematology.

We offer a one-year Breast Pathology Fellowship, with training focusing on the characterization of mammary neoplasms and non-neoplastic diseases of the breast. It emphasizes a multidisciplinary team approach to patient management as well as clinicopathologic and translational research.

We offer 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.

We offer a one-year fellowship in Gastrointestinal Pathology focusing on the characterization of neoplastic and non-neoplastic diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, pancreas, and liver. The fellowship emphasizes a multidisciplinary team approach to patient management as well as clinicopathologic and translational research. A wealth of interesting and challenging in-house and consultation case materials is available for study, as are comprehensive slide study sets.

We offer a one-year Genitourinary Pathology Fellowship that provides major exposure to genitourinary tumor pathology and a comprehensive translational research component. Fellows can evaluate about 2,500 tumor specimens from the kidney, urinary bladder, prostate, and testis. The Fellow acts as the primary consultant for the Division of Genitourinary Pathology and actively participates in interdepartmental conferences related to genitourinary oncology.

We offer a one-year non-ACGME-accredited Gynecologic & Perinatal Pathology Fellowship that combines diagnostic training and research opportunities in the pathology of female genital tract disease and reproduction.  Our busy department accessions over 11,000 gynecologic/perinatal specimens per year, providing Fellows with the opportunity to sign-out both frozen sections and permanent specimens, present at weekly Gynecologic Oncology Tumor Board and other conferences.

We offer a one-year ACGME-approved Hematopathology Fellowship, and a second year that may be available to qualified fellows who are interested in devoting most of the additional year to research. Fellows are responsible for the clinical diagnostic service of the Hematopathology Laboratory, where they learn an integrated morphologic, immunologic, and molecular approach to the diagnosis and classification of hematopoietic neoplasms.

We offer a one-year ACGME-approved Molecular Genetic Pathology Fellowship, with training focusing on the application of molecular techniques to the diagnosis of cancer, inherited disorders, and infectious diseases. It is designed to educate fellows in the practice of molecular pathology, including laboratory management, test development and clinical consultation.

We offer a one-year Renal Pathology Fellowship covering medical diseases of the kidney, including renal transplantation. Fellowship will develop competency in all aspects of special handling and processing of renal biopsies, using a clinicopathological approach to the interpretation of medical renal diseases, regardless of the source of the kidney tissue (percutaneous needle or open biopsy, nephrectomy, or autopsy kidney specimens).

Contact Information

Elizabeth Hammerschmidt
Academic Program Manager
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center

525 E. 68th Street
Room C302
New York, NY 10065
Phone: 
212-746-7365

Pathology & Laboratory Medicine 1300 York Avenue New York, NY 10065 Phone: (212) 746-6464
Surgical Pathology: (212) 746-2700