Surgical Pathology Fellowship


ThSurgical Pathology Director Dr. Ossama Tawfik with AY2012 Fellow Grant Schaferis one-year accredited program is designed to train up to two well-rounded academically oriented surgical pathologists and to provide advanced training in diagnostic surgical pathology.  The fellowship will provide extensive training in all aspects of surgical pathology, including head and neck, neuropathology, endocrine, GYN, GU, GI, breast, bone and soft tissue, liver, transplant pathology, dermatopathology and hematopathology.  Approximately 17,500 surgical specimens are evaluated each year in our hospital-based laboratory.  

Particularly strong interdepartmental programs exist in cancer prevention and control, epidemiology and biostatistics; and fellows have the opportunity to participate in clinical and basic research in addition to diagnostic cases.  After a training period, the fellow is expected to assume graded sign-out responsibilities under supervision. The fellow has first-hand experience in signing out cases, intra operative consultations, including frozen sections and review of outside consultations. Participation in conferences and teaching pathology residents is required.  The program is designed to provide the successful candidate with an in depth-experience that will include immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescence, electron microscopy, molecular diagnostics, flow cytometry 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 anatomic pathology.


Commensurate with the level of training and experience.Dr. Schafer in the gross room


  • Mark Cunningham, MD, hematopathology, flow cytometry.
  • Ivan Damjanov, MD, PhD, director of autopsy, surgical pathology, liver pathology, transplant pathology, fertility and testicular pathology, GI pathology, renal pathology and electron microscopy.
  • Fang Fan, MD, PhD, director of cytopathology, surgical pathology, breast pathology, GYN pathology, Head and neck pathology, thyroid and salivary gland pathology.
  • Timothy Fields, MD, PhD, renal pathology, transplant pathology.
  • James Fishback, MD, autopsy, infectious diseases.
  • Garth Fraga, MD, dermatopathology.
  • Roy Jensen, MD, director of cancer center, breast pathology.
  • Rashna Madan, MBBS, surgical pathology, cytopathology, GI pathology, lung pathology, soft tissue pathology, thyroid pathology.
  • Kathy Newell, MD, neuropathology, nerve and muscle pathology.
  • Ossama Tawfik, MD, PhD, Program Director, surgical pathology, cytopathology, breast pathology, GYN pathology, GU pathology, interstitial lung diseases, immunohistochemistry, image analysis and telepathology.
  • Lowell Tilzer, MD, PhD, Department chair and director of clinical laboratories, hematopathology, chemistry, flow cytometry, molecular pathology.
  • Da Zhang, MD, MSc, surgical pathology, renal pathology, electron microscopy, hematopathology, molecular pathology.

Applications: Surgical Pathology Fellow Application (Word)

The application/interview range for this fellowship will be September 1, 2015 to December 1, 2015. The program will be recruiting for the 2017-2018 academic year. Please email your fellowship application, curriculum vitae and 3 letters of recommendation to:

Kim Ates, Pathology Residency/Fellowship Coordinator
University of Kansas Medical Center
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
3901 Rainbow Blvd, MS 3045
Kansas City, KS 66160-7410

Please address letters of recommendation to:  Ossama Tawfik, MD, PhD

Last modified: Oct 08, 2015
Residency Program Contacts

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

Kim Ates
Kim Ates, M.Ed.
Pathology Residency and Postdoctoral Fellowship Coordinator
Phone: 913.588.7076
Fax: 913.588.7073