Clinical Fellowships: Genitourinary Pathology

Program Faculty

Dr. Maria Tretiakova is the director of the Genitourinary (GU) Pathology Fellowship. The fellowship is based entirely at HMC within the Division of Anatomic Pathology. The faculty of HMC Anatomic Pathology provide an extensive knowledge and experience base for the teaching of GU and general surgical pathology. The teaching faculty include:

 

Maria Tretiakova, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Pathology
Director, GU Fellowship
HMC Co-Chief of Service

Lawrence D. True, MD
Professor, Pathology
Chief of GU Pathology Service

Stephen S. Schmechel, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Pathology
HMC Chief of Service, Director of Cytopathology
Subspecialty: Cytopathology and GU Pathology

Funda Vakar-Lopez, MD
Clinical Associate Professor, Pathology
Subspecialty: GU Pathology

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Overview

The genitourinary (GU) pathology fellowship program is a one-year program designed to provide an intensive, comprehensive and diverse experience in diagnostic GU pathology. The GU service is the 2nd busiest pathology service offering a wide range of non-neoplastic and neoplastic cases from prostate, kidney, bladder, testis, adrenal and other GU organs. The fellow will be involved in every aspect of GU service with focus on clinical consults, teaching junior trainees, organizing and presenting at multiple weekly tumor boards and teaching sessions. GU pathology fellows are encouraged to engage in translational and/or basic research projects with the expectation to present their work at national meetings and to publish it. Our faculty has proven track records of both diagnostic and research excellence, running an active consultation service, biospecimen collection, rapid autopsy program, digital pathology facility and with extensive involvement in large institutional grants including the prostate SPORE program.

Program Goals and Objectives

Typical Schedule

 

Requirements

Applicants are expected to have completed the training required for certification in Anatomic Pathology by the American Board of Pathology.

 

Stipend and Benefits

Appointment is for one year. Stipend and benefits are based on the schedule for residents at an equivalent level. Fellows are encouraged to apply for extramural funding if additional research training is desired.

 

For More Information

Application & Instructions for Pathology Fellowships
We do not accept the APC Standard Application Form

Application Email Address: fellowship@pathology.washington.edu

Include fellowship year and name in subject line.

If you have questions or problems, please contact our Academic Programs Coordinator.