Mary Lou Mojonnier, Pathology Education Coordinator Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Emory University School of Medicine
Emory University Hospital
1364 Clifton Road, NE
Atlanta, GA 30322-8110, USA
The Department of Pathology at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta and Emory University School of Medicine is offering a fellowship in pediatric pathology. The program offers either a one or two year fellowship, and applications are being accepted for July, 2014. Children's Healthcare of Atlanta is affiliated with Emory University School of Medicine, and is the largest children's healthcare system in the United States. Broad training in all aspects of pediatric pathology is supported by the diversity of the training locations, teaching faculty, and abundant material available to the fellow.
Children‘s Healthcare of Atlanta pediatric pathology department consists of 7 pediatric pathologists, 3 hematopathologists, 2 clinical microbiologists, one neuropathologist, and 2 transfusion medicine specialists, all with subspecialty board certification. The healthcare system has 643 inpatient beds, with 217 ICU beds, and 187,379 ER visits yearly. There are 12,603 surgical pathology and 2,119 cytopathology specimens per year, including the full complement of pediatric tumors, transplant specimens, GI biopsies and resections, bone marrows, and placental pathology. One hundred forty-four pediatric autopsies are performed yearly, including 100 fetal autopsies. Expertise is present within the department of pediatric pathology in specialty areas including pediatric renal pathology, neuropathology (including brain tumor examination and muscle biopsy interpretation), perinatal pathology, and liver and transplant pathology. Clinical pathology and laboratory management area also key features of the fellowship. With a test volume of 1.5 millions tests per year, faculty and technical expertise within the clinical laboratory covers the breadth of pediatric clinical laboratory medicine. The clinical pathology rotations are designed to provide the fellow with optimal training in clinical laboratory medicine tailored to the pediatric patient. A strong focus on management principles affords the fellow an opportunity to hone leadership skills necessary for success. Teaching opportunities abound. Residents from the Emory University pathology program rotate at the various campuses, and the fellow has the opportunity to teach and mentor these trainees. Multiple conferences in both pediatric and perinatal medicine allow the fellow the opportunity to gain experience in presenting to colleagues.
Research is encouraged and supported. The department of pediatric pathology has two research coordinators, and an advanced diagnostics laboratory that provides technical support in the areas of immunohistochemistry, fluorescence in situ hybridization, PCR analysis, and gene sequencing. Collaboration with Emory investigators housed in the new pediatric Emory/Children's research building provides additional resources to afford support in both translational as well as basic science research. The large patient population also provides a rich resource for outcomes studies, and the department of pediatric pathology, in conjunction with the Children's Outcomes Center, supports those investigations.
Applicants must have completed residency training in anatomic or anatomic and clinical pathology. If you would like additional information, feel free to call or write. If you are interested in applying for the fellowship, please email the CAP standardized fellowship application form, CV, personal statement and 3 letters of recommendation to Mary Lou Mojonnier at firstname.lastname@example.org.
USMLE Step 3; Georgia Medical Licensure eligibility; AP/CP or AP only completed
ACGME fully accredited (1 position)
Beverly Rogers, MD, Program Director
Carlos Abramowsky, MD, Associate Program Director
Silvia Bunting, MD
Cassandra Josephson, MD
Sunita Park, MD
Bahig Shehata, MD
Hon (Julie) Yin, MD
Robert Garola, MD
Yuki Hammers, MD
Erwin Schemankewitz, MD
Matthew Schniederjan, MD
Mario Mosunjac, MD