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Cytopathology Fellowship

This one-year accredited program is designed to train up to two well-rounded, academically-oriented cytopathologists with advanced training in diagnostic cytopathology and in the interpretation and performance of fine needle aspirations (FNAs).

The program is designed to provide the successful candidate with an in-depth experience that will include interpretation of liquid based thin layer cytology techniques, FNA interpretation, rapid on-site evaluations (ROSE), and optimal specimen triage including immunohistochemistry, molecular diagnostics, and flow cytometry.

Approximately 16,000 patient cases are evaluated each year in our hospital-based laboratory. From that number, about 8,000 are gynecologic cases, 6,000 cases are nongynecologic specimens, and 2,000 are FNA cases.

After an initial training period, the fellow is expected to assume a more independent role, particularly in the latter half of the academic year, while still under supervision. Participation in conferences and teaching of pathology residents and rotating medical 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:

Sarah Kelting, M.D. (Program Director)
Jasmeet Assi, M.D.
Katie Dennis, M.D.
Keenan Hogan, M.D.
Rashna Madan, MBBS
Maura O'Neil, M.D.
Devin Shrock, M.D.
Hira Yousaf, M.D.

The 2023-2024, 2024-2025 & 2025-2026 fellowships are filled.
Applications for the 2026-2027 academic year are currently being accepted.

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 Sarah Kelting, M.D.)
  5. USMLE or COMLEX Transcript of Scores

Send completed application to the Fellowship and Education Coordinator. Contact information below.

Information on the Kansas City Community

Pathology Fellowship Programs Contact

Hannah Messer
Fellowship/Visiting Learner Coordinator
Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

KU School of Medicine

University of Kansas Medical Center
Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Mail Stop 3045
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS 66160
Phone: 913-588-7070
Fax: 913-588-7073