Pediatric Pathology Fellowship

Aims Statement

Our Pediatric Pathology Fellowship program aims are: 1) To accept fellows with passion for Perinatal/Pediatric Pathology and strong records and recommendations from their medical school and residency program. 2) To train fellows who intend to practice Pediatric Pathology in an academic or community setting and/or do research in Pediatric Pathology disciplines. 3) To encourage fellows to take advantage of clinical interaction with strong Pediatric clinical programs. 4) To encourage fellows to collaborate with physician scientists in clinical, translational, and basic research endeavors. 5) To require fellow engagement with professional societies in the form of research presentations. 6) To systematically transition fellows to perform the role of an attending in preparation for their future career.


The Pediatric Pathology Fellowship Program at UT Southwestern Medical Center is an ACGME-accredited program located at Children’s Health℠ Children’s Medical Center, a 600-bed, private, tertiary care pediatric hospital that is the primary pediatric teaching hospital for the UT Southwestern Medical School. State-of-the-art flow cytometry and an outstanding Cytogenetics Laboratory reside within the Department of Pathology and are readily accessible to the fellow, as is electron microscopy at Children’s Medical Center. Children’s is nationally recognized in multiple subspecialty areas, and the case mix includes challenging as well as routine cases. The pediatric pathologists sign out the placenta and perinatal cases at Parkland Health & Hospital System, a large public facility.

There is a close working relationship between Pediatric Pathology and other clinical departments of the hospital, most of which have strong residency and/or fellowship programs of their own. The Pediatric Pathology fellow serves as a formal or informal clinical consultant to these various clinical services throughout the year. The fellow also serves as a consultant to and teacher of Pathology residents who rotate on the Pediatric Pathology Service.

Pediatric Pathology maintains a large library of current texts pertinent to Pediatric Pathology. In addition, the fellow has ready access to the libraries of the staff Pediatric pathologists. The University of Texas Southwestern Health Sciences Library is only five minutes away and most journals can be accessed online from Children’s Medical Center. A teaching set of glass slides accompanied by brief clinical histories is located in the Pediatric Pathology area and covers all areas of Pediatric Pathology and Hematopathology. The collection currently encompasses more than 600 cases. The group also maintains a photograph collection and electronic database of autopsy and surgical material arranged by accession number.

An institutional permit from Children’s Medical Center is required unless the fellow has a license to practice medicine in the State of Texas. The fellow will be provided with health insurance, a laptop, a book fund, and malpractice insurance through UT Southwestern.

UT Southwestern Medical Center is committed to an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. As an equal opportunity employer, UT Southwestern prohibits unlawful discrimination, including discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or veteran status.

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