Thoracic Pathology Fellowship
The Thoracic Pathology Fellowship is a one-year ACGME-accredited program offered by the Department of Pathology at UT Southwestern Medical Center. The program consists of a one-year rotation at UT Southwestern Medical Center, including William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital and Parkland Health and Hospital System. There are approximately 3,000 thoracic pathology cases, 210 adult thoracic consults, 20 pediatric lung disease consults annually, and access to thoracic pathology material from approximately 150 adult autopsies.
The aim of our Thoracic Pathology fellowship program is to train the fellow in the theory and practice of thoracic and heart/lung pathology such that they are able to 1) independently run a thoracic service, 2) provide thoracic and heart/lung transplantation consultation services, 3) undertake research in the field of thoracic and heart/lung pathology, 4) and/or apply their training to future fellowships or training programs. The Thoracic Pathology fellowship provides teaching and practical experience in lung, heart, mediastinum, and heart/lung transplant pathology to achieve this goal.
The program strives to provide fellows with the knowledge and tools to be independent Thoracic Pathologists. The program also introduces the fellow to numerous principles and concepts in the field of Thoracic Pathology and heart and lung pathology. Through scholarly work and clinical acumen, our program will produce a clinician, teacher, and scientist who can effectively practice Thoracic Pathology in academics, the private sector, or in public health. It also promotes patient health and a healthy society, enabling individuals to achieve their full potential.
The fellow will be examining lesions of the thoracic organs and all systems. University of Texas Southwestern (UTSW) Medical Center’ Thoracic Pathology Fellowship is a one-year fellowship providing Thoracic Pathology training utilizing a high volume and full range of surgical thoracic specimens, including neoplastic and medical lung diseases, cardiac and vascular diseases, and mediastinal lesions. There are approximately 3,000 thoracic pathology cases, 20 pediatric lung disease consults annually, and access to thoracic pathology material from approximately 35 adult autopsies a year. This training will allow the fellow to develop and demonstrate competence in relevant areas of anatomy, pathophysiology, epidemiology, and clinical sciences and apply this knowledge in their daily practice. The fellow will develop and demonstrate a systematic, analytical, and critical thought process to clinical situations, including developing relevant differential diagnoses for surgical pathology cases based on the available clinical information, gross and microscopic features, and current published data.
Prospective candidates must have completed three years of Anatomic Pathology or four years of Anatomic Pathology/Clinical Pathology ACGME-accredited residency. Applicants must be board eligible or board certified in anatomic or anatomic and clinical pathology by the American Board of Pathology, and must be eligible for a medical license to practice in Texas by the beginning of the Fellowship Program. Applicants must have passed USMLE or COMLEX step III. At this time we do not accept H1b visas. Our program currently only accepts J-1 visa.
Diversity and Inclusion
We strive to support, train and empower individuals of all backgrounds. We aspire to provide excellent care to patients in diverse socioeconomic demographics. We take pride of our institutional commitment (Education & Skill Building: Diversity & Inclusion - UT Southwestern, Dallas, Texas).
- Financial support to attend conferences
- Educational funds
- Luis De Las Casas, M.D. - Program Director
- Jose Torrealba, M.D.
- Qi Cai, M.D., Ph.D.