Education : Fellowships

Pediatric Pathology Fellowship

Description: The Pediatric Pathology Fellowship has a duration of one year beginning on July 1st and ending on June 30 of the following year. The program prepares the fellows to perform pediatric autopsies, diagnose pediatric surgical specimens from embryo-fetal pathology to placental pathology, pediatric frozen sections, pediatric tumors, gastro-intestinal and liver biopsies, pediatric endomyocardial biopsies, head and neck pathology, multivisceral transplants. etc. The fellow also rotates for two weeks thru the Cytogenetics Laboratory in order to learn proper tissue sampling and collection, karyotype, FISH and other techniques. The pediatric pathology fellows learn to present at several interdisciplinary conferences including pediatric tumor board, neonatal mortality and morbidity, pediatric critical care, pediatric mortality and morbidity, etc. The fellows must complete at least a research project during the fellowship.

Requirements: To have completed at least three years of Pathology residency in an ACGME-accredited training program and must have passed the steps 1, 2 and 3 of the USLME.

Types and Numbers of Appointments: One appointment for the pediatric pathology fellowship per year

Facilities: The teaching takes place at the Department of Pathology, Holtz Children’s Hospital that is affiliated with the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. We have a great variety of cases because it is a public hospital affiliated with a private University. The fellow has an office in close proximity to the attending pediatric pathologists. It is equipped with a desk, microscope, personal computer with access to the Hospital Information Systems and to a shared drive with medical photography. The fellow has easy access to numerous textbooks, a large glass slide collection with more than 2,000 cases of pediatric surgical specimens and thousands of medical photographs organized by organ system and in alphabetical order.

Community: Miami is a multicultural city with a warm weather all year around. The hospital is located at the east of the city and 15 minutes away of Miami Beach, Brickell Avenue and Coconut Grove.

Stipends: Commensurate with the applicant’s year of postgraduate training.

Application: Applications should be submitted by October 31 (20 months prior to start date). Candidates should submit by email the JMH/UM fellowship application, curriculum vitae and three letters of recommendation to the Fellowship Program Director and copy the Fellowship Program Coordinator

Fellowship Program Director
Claudia P. Rojas, M.D.
Department of Pathology University of Miami
1611 NW 12 Avenue Holtz Center Room 2142D, Miami Florida 33136
E-mail: Claudia P. Rojas, M.D

Fellowships Program Coordinator

Administrative Assistants

  1. Rolanda Wade Shumeev,
  2. Aeelyn Urdaneta,

Department of Pathology
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine/Jackson Memorial Health System
Holtz Children’s Hospital | 1611 NW 12th Ave, 2nd Floor, Suite 2044

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