Pediatric Pathology Fellowship


The Department of Pathology is pleased to offer an ACGME accredited fellowship in Pediatric Pathology. We accept individuals who aim to practice in academic medicine or community practice. We now have 2 fully funded fellowship positions per year.

The goal of the Pediatric Pathology fellow will be to gain competency, proficiency and diagnostic excellence in the practice of Pediatric Pathology.

As defined by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), “Pediatric Pathology is the practice of pathology concerned with the study and diagnosis of human disease manifested in the embryo, fetus, infant, child and adolescent.”  

The fellowship is a one-year training program. We accept 2 first year fellows per year.

The fellow will participate in the following clinical rotations:

  • Autopsy
  • Biochemical Genetics
  • Cytogenetics
  • Dermatopathology
  • Forensics 
  • Hematopathology
  • Molecular Pathology
  • Neuropathology
  • Surgical Pathology

Dedicated research and elective weeks are also allotted.  

Each fellow is required to participate in at least one research project and one Quality Assurance/Quality Improvement project.

Note: If you are currently a medical student or Pathology trainee in the US, and interested in visiting our program, please send your CV and cover letter to Kim Hazard, MD  (

Canadian nationals may substitute documentation of successful passing scores on LMCC examinations in lieu of USMLE.

Stanford establishes PGY levels for new fellows based on the successful completion of all prerequisite training required for entry into your fellowship program. Stanford does not recognize additional training beyond the prerequisite training requirements when establishing the PGY level for entry into the program.

Master of Science Program [OPTION]

An additional optional educational opportunity is available for applicants with an interest in enrolling in the Masters of Science degree program offered by Stanford University.  

This opportunity is available to trainees who have successfully completed the one year Pediatric Pathology fellowship.

Applicants must apply and be accepted to a Masters of Science degree program of their choice via the normal graduate application process.  Tuition and salary support can be obtained through grants awarded by the Child Health Research Institute.  

Interested applicants are required to apply for these grants:

If funding is not awarded through these grant opportunities, the Department of Pathology may fund tuition and salary for trainees directly. 

Pediatric Pathology Faculty

Darren Salmi, MD

Clinical Associate Professor of Pathology & Surgery (Clinical Anatomy)
Assistant Dean, Academic Advising


Dr. Salmi is a Clinical Associate Professor of Pathology and Surgery (Clinical Anatomy). He earned his MD from UC Davis School of Medicine and completed his residency training in Anatomic Pathology at Stanford. His primary interests are in autopsy and cardiovascular pathology, particularly congenital heart disease.

Graduated Fellows