Genitourinary Pathology Fellowship

Overview

At Stanford we offer a dedicated Genitourinary Pathology Fellowship (pending ACGME accreditation) that will provide in-depth training in GU pathology with the goal of becoming a specialist in the field. The Stanford Genitourinary Pathology Service is rich with both routine GU pathology and advanced consultative material to learn from. Graduated responsibility opportunities include a Junior Attending rotation, presenting at GU tumor boards, teaching opportunities (such as departmental fellow-led teaching conferences), and service as a point person and consultant on GU-pathology-related issues. 

Elective and research time can be used to pursue additional subspecialty training in other areas (such as GYN, GI, or renal pathology) or to work on research projects. Departmental resources and support are available for clinicopathologic and translational research projects.  

The Department of Pathology accepts 1 GU pathology fellow per year.

ROTATIONS

We offer a one-year GU fellowship that provides advanced, focused, and intensive training in diagnostic genitourinary pathology:

  • GU service fellowship rotation (consults, in house overflow cases, second reviews,
    tumor board coverage, overall service point person)
  •  “Junior Attending” rotation (fellow reviews GU cases with assigned residents at “sign-out” and works up cases as if going to finalize independently, with hand-off to GU pathology faculty for report finalization and discussion)
  • Frozen section rotation
  • Surgical pathology selectives (including “Hotseat”: preliminary review of all cases prior to residents with focus on GU bench) 
  • Research
  • Elective
  • Vacation and educational/conference leave (4 weeks total)

Sample Rotation Schedule

Each Block is 4 weeks; 13 blocks x 4 weeks per block = 52 weeks (1 year). One Genitourinary (GU) service fellow rotation may be at the VA. Elective is any rotation within the Department of Pathology at SHC, including research. Selective is any surgical pathology rotation within the Deparment of Pathology, incuding medial renal pathology and hot seat. The GU fellow is permitted 3 weeks of pre-scheduled vacation and 1 week of conferences at times approved by the program director. 

Deadlines

We are currently accepting applications for 2019-2020 and 2020-2021.

Applying

Duration: 1 year
Prerequisites: 3 yrs AP or 4 yrs AP/CP
Director: Chia-Sui (Sunny) Kao, MD

In general, applications should be submitted by August 30th in the calendar year that is two years before your fellowship start date (for example, application due date is August 30th, 2018 for GU fellowship starting July 1st, 2020).  Interviews will occur in early fall.

Send applications (via email or mail) to:

Dr. Chia-Sui (Sunny) Kao, MD

Director of Genitourinary Pathology
Department of Pathology
Stanford University School of Medicine 
300 Pasteur Drive, Room L235
Stanford, CA 94305-5324

Phone: (650) 723-8824
Email: ckao2@stanford.edu

Fellowship Program Coordinator

Gabby Barela
300 Pasteur Dr., R204
Stanford, CA 94305

Email: gbarela@stanford.edu
Phone: (650) 721-5755
Fax: (650) 725-3947