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Surgical Pathology Fellowship Program

surgical pathology fellowship lab

Program Description

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 a complete evaluation of the surgical and consult cases assigned to the fellow and under direct supervision of the attending and participating faculty members. This is a one-year fellowship program with two fellow positions per year. 


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. 


Applicants must hold an M.D. degree (or foreign equivalent and must have USMLE step 1, 2 and 3 certifications), to have completed a Pathology residency program, and to be Board eligible or board certified in Anatomic or Anatomic/Clinical Pathology, and be eligible for a Florida State medical license. The selection process will involve review of letters of recommendation and a formal interview by Faculty members of the Anatomic Pathology Department.

Number of Positions

2 per year 


  • Application due date - Flexible, usually 12 to 18 month prior to expected start of the fellowship. Interviews usually take place in September-October time frame.
  • Program start date: July 1

How to Apply

  • Standard College of American Pathologists (CAP) application (PDF) is accepted. Submit Application along with:
  • Three letters of recommendation (one from current program director preferred)
  • Updated CV
  • USMLE scores
  • Transcripts
  • Personal Statement


Pathology Faculty Members

Ardeshir Hakam, MD, MBA
Ardeshir Hakam, MD, MBA

Program Director

Ardeshir Hakam, MD, MBA 

Program Coordinator

Jackie Campbell