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Education

Pathology Residency Program

Program director:  Katherine Jasnosz, MD
Accreditation:  ACGME
Program length:  4 years (PGY1-PGY4)
Residents per year:  10 total
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About the Program

Our Pathology Residency Training Program, based at Allegheny General Hospital, is a fully approved, ACGME 4-year training program in anatomic and clinical pathology.

The program in anatomic pathology includes training in surgical pathology, autopsy pathology, neuropathology, fine needle aspiration and general cytology, electron microscopy, and immunohistochemistry. A rotation at the Allegheny County Medical Examiner's Office provides training in forensic pathology. Pediatric surgical and autopsy pathology experience is acquired through a rotation at a Children’s Hospital, in Columbus, Ohio.

Clinical chemistry, hematology, endocrinology, protein chemistry, blood banking/ transfusion medicine, microbiology, virology, cytogenetics and immunology are areas of training in clinical pathology. The programs in anatomic and clinical pathology are integrated throughout the training period. Residents actively participate in regularly scheduled interdepartmental clinicopathologic correlation conferences with internal medicine, surgery, radiology, pediatrics and obstetrics/gynecology. A didactic lecture series, as well as morning and afternoon conferences, cover a broad range of topics in anatomic and clinical pathology, including laboratory management, computerization and quality assurance.

Research is encouraged. The residents may participate in teaching medical students who rotate to Allegheny General Hospital from various medical schools.

We also offer a Cytopathology Fellowship.

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