Breast Pathology Fellowship
With the high level of complexity of breast pathology cases and the evolving role of the pathologist as a “diagnostic oncologist,” breast pathology has become a highly desirable area for pathologists to have specialty expertise.
At Stanford we offer a dedicated Breast Pathology Fellowship that will provide in-depth training in breast pathology with the goal of becoming a specialist in the field.
The Stanford Breast Pathology Service is rich with both routine breast pathology (including ancillary studies like HER2 FISH testing) and advanced consultative material to learn from.
The breast pathology fellow will also have opportunities for learning in a multidisciplinary setting from leaders in the field of breast oncology, surgery, imaging, and radiation oncology.
Graduated responsibility opportunities include a Junior Attending rotation, presenting at breast tumor boards, teaching opportunities, and service as a point person and consultant on breast-pathology-related issues.
Elective and research time can be used to pursue additional subspecialty training in other areas (such as molecular pathology) or to work on research projects.
Departmental resources and support are available for clinicopathologic and translational research projects.
The Department of Pathology accepts up to two breast pathology fellows per year.
During their year long fellowship, Breast Pathology Fellows will spend their time on the following rotations:
- Breast service fellowship rotation (breast pathology consults, in house overflow cases, second reviews, tumor board coverage, HER2 FISH and other ancillary studies, overall service point person)
- “Junior Attending” rotation (fellow reviews breast cases with assigned residents at “sign-out” and works up cases as if going to finalize independently, with hand-off to breast pathology faculty for report finalization and discussion)
- Clinical breast imaging and surgery experience
- Hotseat (preliminary review of all cases prior to resident with focus on breast bench)
- Frozen section rotation
- Surgical pathology selectives
- Vacation and educational/conference leave (4 weeks total)
We have filled our two 2018-2019 Breast Fellowship positions.
Applications for 2019-2020 will be reviewed in the fall of 2017.
In general, applications should be submitted by Sept. 15th in the calendar year that is two years before your fellowship start date (for example, Sept. 15th, 2017 for fellowship to start July 2019). Interviews will occur in early fall.
Send applications (via email or mail) to:
Dr. Kimberly Allison, MD
Director of Breast Pathology
Department of Pathology
Stanford University School of Medicine
300 Pasteur Drive, Room L235
Stanford, CA 94305-5324
Phone: (650) 724-6194
Fellowship Program Coordinator
300 Pasteur Dr., R204
Stanford, CA 94305
Phone: (650) 497-6371
Wendy Mackerricher, MD
University of Arizona
Puneeta Vasa, MD
University of Texas