The fellowship program is designed to provide training in all aspects of pathology of neoplastic diseases. The fellows will gain experience in diagnostic surgical pathology of different tumors and applications of diagnostic techniques to the study of neoplastic lesions. The training will enhance the fellows’ diagnostic skills and prepare them for both academic and community practice.
Currently there are two one year fellowship positions available and are based at Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL. The start date is July 1st. However, other dates will be also considered.
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center is a Comprehensive Cancer Center designated by the National Cancer Institute and located at the campus of the University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida. There are approximately 12000 surgical cases, 8000 consultations/reviews, 6000 cytology cases, 500 cytology consultations and reviews, and 1300 FNA cases.
The fellow will spend the entire 12 month rotations at the Moffitt Cancer Center.
9 months - Core Surgical Pathology Rotations
3 months - Electives
Core surgical pathology rotations include monthly rotations in Breast Pathology, Genitourinary Pathology, Gastrointestinal Pathology, GYN Pathology, Head and Neck Pathology, Molecular Pathology, Soft Tissue Pathology, and Thoracic Pathology as well as biweekly rotations in Dermatopathology and Neuropathology.
Electives can be selected in research and in any combination of the core rotations.
Rotation specific objectives and goals
The fellowship program is designed to provide training in all aspects of tumor pathology in order to gain experience and expertise in histologic diagnosis and applications of advanced diagnostic techniques including the proper use of immuno-histochemical stains as well as other appropriate techniques. This fellowship will increase the skills, diagnostic abilities and competency of the fellow to practice in an academic center and/or a community hospital setting. This will include the gross inspection and dissection, frozen section selection and interpretation as well as complete evaluation of the surgical and consult cases assigned to the fellow and under direct supervision of the attending and participating faculty members.
Fellows are also required to be involved in departmental basic and transitional research activities and will actively participate in the teaching of medical students, pathology residents and visiting physicians.
At the end of the fellowship the fellows are expected to:
- Be able to describe and gross all types of pathology gross specimens including appropriate selection of the tissue selection for frozen section, tissue banking and permanent sections.
- Be able to diagnose and have a differential diagnosis of the neoplastic lesions under the microscope.
- Be able to practice cost effectively using the diagnostic techniques including the immunohistochemical stains to reach appropriate diagnoses.
- Be able to diagnose the frozen section material accurately and independently.
Fellows are required to be involved in departmental basic and transitional research activities including presentation in national and local meetings, publication in peer reviewed journals and will actively participate in the teaching of medical students, pathology residents and visiting international physicians.
Standard CAP application is accepted. Optional second year in subspecialty area will be considered.
For further information please contact:
Ardeshir Hakam, MD, MBA
Professor of Pathology & Oncology
Director of Surgical Pathology and Program Director,
Oncologic Surgical Pathology Fellowship
Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute
12902 Magnolia Drive – Room 2070 B
Tampa, FL 33612