Residency Programs


The Department of Pathology of Stanford University recruits and trains outstanding residents in the field of pathology.

All residents are Stanford Pathology team members. We are fully committed to their development as pathologists and provide a diversity of focused clinical learning opportunities such that they can become experts in the delivery of pathology services to patients and clinicians.

We provide a broad selection of academic opportunities to trainees with the goals of encouraging new advances and developing future academic leaders. Our goal is to prepare pathology residents in their training track of interest such that they are well-poised for the next stage in their career development. We are very proud of the long history of graduates from our program that continue to make outstanding contributions to clinical care, teaching and research.

Why Stanford?

Please take a moment to watch these recruitment videos that highlight the voices and experiences of 17 of our underrepresented in medicine residents and fellows.


Program Directors

Niaz Banaei, MD

Associate Professor of Pathology & Medicine
Associate Program Director, Clinical Pathology Residency Training
Director, Clinical Microbiology Fellowship

Niaz Banaei received his medical education from Stanford University. During medical school he developed a passion for infectious diseases diagnostics while conducting diagnostic research on Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Mexico and South Africa. After medical school he completed residency training in Clinical Pathology at the University of California, San Francisco. He then completed a postdoctoral fellowship in tuberculosis pathogenesis at the New York University. He then moved back to Stanford University to join the department of Pathology and serve as Medical Director of the Clinical Microbiology Laboratory at Stanford Health Care. He is currently a Professor of Pathology and Medicine (Division of Infectious Diseases & Geographic Medicine) at Stanford University and is the Director of Stanford Clinical Microbiology Fellowship and Stanford Global Health Diagnostics Fellowship. He is also the associate program director for Clinical Pathology training program. His research interests include (1) development, assessment, improvement, clinical impact of novel infectious diseases diagnostics and (2) immunopathogenesis of M. tuberculosis. He was the recipient of several teaching awards. He has authored over 170 scientific articles and holds a number of invention patents.




Residency Program Coordinator

For all inquiries or for more information on our residency program please contact:

Gabby Barela

Residency Program Coordinator


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