Pediatric Pathology Fellowship

Pediatric Pathology Fellowship

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.

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.

What You Need to Know

Experience

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.

Faculty

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.

Meet Our Faculty

Meet Our Fellow

Dr. Feldman

Alex Feldman, MD

Alex studied at the University of Alabama. Alex completed medical school and residency from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine.

Alex has an interest in Pediatric Surgical Pathology and Neuropathology.

Application & Selection

Requirements for Application Include:

  • Minimum of 3 years of Pathology Residency training in an ACGME accredited program

  • Valid ECFMG certificate (for graduates from a foreign medical school)

Applicants Must Submit:

  • Cover Letter/Personal Statement

  • Completed Application Form

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • 3 Letters of Recommendation – Applicant must request Letters of Recommendation be sent directly to the Program Director                      

Applications and supporting documents must be sent to the Program Director:

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
Phone: (614) 722-5427
Email: Samir.Kahwash@NationwideChildrens.org

For additional information, applicants may also contact the Program Coordinator:

Vanessa Ladd
Email:  Vanessa.Ladd@NationwideChildrens.org

Contact

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
Samir.Kahwash@NationwideChildrens.org

Vanessa Ladd
Education Coordinator
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Phone: (614) 722-5318
Fax: (614) 722-5308
Vanessa.Ladd@NationwideChildrens.org