Cytopathology Fellowship


This one-year accredited program is designed to train up to three well-rounded, academically oriented cytopathologists in the advanced training of diagnostic cytopathology and the performance of FNAs. Fellows will evaluate research FNA material in addition to diagnostic cases.

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.

Approximately 22,000 patient cases are evaluated each year in our hospital-based laboratory. From that number, about 4,000 cases 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.

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. 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.

Board-certified faculty in Cytopathology (link):

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

Cytopathology fellowship applications are now being accepted for:

AY2021 (July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021)

Applications must consist of the following:

  1. Completed Standardized Application for Pathology Fellowships (Word)
  2. Current CV
  3. Personal statement
  4. Three letters of recommendation (addressed to Fang Fan, MD, PhD)
  5. USMLE or COMLEX Transcript of Scores

Send completed applications to:

Jeffrey L. Tully, MA, Residency/Fellowship 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

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Last modified: Nov 03, 2017
Residency Program Contacts

For Further information on Pathology Residency/Fellowship Programs, please contact:

Jeffrey L. Tully, MA
Jeffrey L. Tully, MA
Pathology Residency and Postdoctoral Fellowship Coordinator
Phone: 913.588.7076
Fax: 913.588.7073

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