Pathology Fellowship :: Nationwide Children's Hospital

Pathology Fellowship

Samir Kahwash, MD
Vice Chair for Education and Director, Pediatric Pathology Fellowship Program
Department of Laboratory Medicine
(614) 722-5427

The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio, offers an ACGME approved, one- or two-year fellowship training in Pediatric Pathology. Our program combines a strong curriculum, nurturing learning environment, and flexibility regarding electives and research projects. Upon successful completion of the program, the fellow will have met the training requirements for Pediatric Pathology certification by the American Board of Pathology.

Our staff includes 21 full-time pathologists and doctoral staff, including 5 American Board of Pathology Certified Pediatric Pathologists. We process more than 10,000 surgical pathology cases, 100 autopsies and close to 300 bone marrows per year.  Faculty subspecialties and areas of interest include Perinatal Pathology, Electron Microscopy, Pediatric Hematopathology, Neuropathology and Muscle Pathology, Pediatric GI Pathology, Cardiac Pathology, Informatics, and non-gyn Cytology. We have a full-service state of the art histology laboratory and digital imaging center within the department.

The Clinical Laboratories perform more than 3 million tests per year. Divisions of the Clinical Laboratory include Cytogenetics, Molecular Genetics, Transfusion Medicine, Special and Routine Hematology, Special and Routine Chemistry, Microbiology, Virology, TDM/ Toxicology, Metabolic Disease Testing, out-patient and Reference Laboratory Services.  

Learning and research opportunities are greatly enhanced by our close association with the Center for Childhood Cancer, and the Children’s Oncology Group Biopathology Center. Our department is also home for the archives of the Children’s Cancer Group and Intergroup Rhabdomyosarcoma Study.

Combined, these resources offer wide opportunities to join cutting edge NIH-funded research in both basic and clinical science.

Our Pediatric Pathology Fellowship Program has been accredited since 1953, making it perhaps the first training program in the field.

We also offer non-ACGME training in surgical and/or clinical pediatric pathology for qualified independently funded international scholars. Focused rotations are offered based on availability to trainees at various levels.

Contact Information:

Samir Kahwash, MD
Vice Chair for Education and Director, Pediatric Pathology Fellowship Program
Department of Laboratory Medicine C1871
Nationwide Children's Hospital
700 Children’s Drive
Columbus, OH  43205
(614) 722-5427

Vanessa Ladd
Education Coordinator
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
(614) 722-5318
Fax: (614) 722-5308

Nationwide Children's Hospital
700 Children's Drive Columbus, Ohio 43205 614.722.2000