Cytopathology Fellowship


This one-year accredited program is designed to train up to three well-rounded, academically oriented cytopathologists and provide advanced training in diagnostic cytopathology and the performance of FNAs. Approximately 22,000 patient cases are evaluated each year in our hospital-based laboratory, of which about 3,000 are nongynecologic specimens. FNAs comprise approximately one-third of the nongynecologic specimens. Particularly strong interdepartmental programs exist in cancer prevention and control, epidemiology and biostatistics; and fellows have the opportunity to evaluate research FNA material in addition to diagnostic cases. After a training period, the fellow is expected to assume sign-out responsibilities under supervision. Participation in conferences and teaching of pathology residents and cytotechnology students is required. The program is designed to provide the successful candidate with an in-depth experience that will include liquid based, thin layer cytology techniques, molecular diagnostics, image analysis, flow cytometry, immunohistochemistry and health services research. Fellows are encouraged to design and complete a research project.


Candidates must be Board eligible or certified in Anatomic Pathology or Anatomic and Clinical Pathology and must have or be eligible for an unrestricted license to practice medicine in Kansas. Preference will be given to candidates who have demonstrated an interest in pursuing an academic career in Cytopathology.


Fang Fan, MD, PhD (Program Director)
Rashna Madan, MBBS
Maura O'Neil, MD
Ossama Tawfik, MD, PhD


Fellow Application

Applications must be received by August 1 of the year prior to the intended fellowship. Please email your fellowship application, curriculum vitae and 3 letters of recommendation to:

Amy L. Widau, Program Coordinator
University of Kansas Medical Center
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
3901 Rainbow Blvd., MS 3045
Kansas City, KS 66160

Phone: (913) 588-7076
Fax: (913) 588-7073

Last modified: Oct 13, 2014