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Welcome from the Residency Program Director

As the "doctor's doctor," pathologists are responsible for providing life-changing information to patients and other doctors. Accurate pathology decision-making is critical to appropriate patient care.

At KU, we seek to provide excellent patient care by producing the best community, research and academic pathologists possible through our integrated four-year training program in anatomic and clinical pathology. Our program has been graduating successful pathologists for over 50 years, and in this era of personalized medicine and ever-growing knowledge, we believe it is a great time to be a pathologist. We seek hard-working individuals with good communication skills and a strong team-first mentality. Our top priority is your success, regardless of whether you opt for a career in community practice or academic medicine. Our program has a strong commitment to teaching and patient care and offers exposure to a wide variety of common and uncommon cases from which to learn. Please explore the other areas of our website to find out more about our curriculum, residents and excellent faculty.

Katie L. Dennis, M.D., Director, Pathology Residency Program

Katie L. Dennis, M.D.
Katie L. Dennis, M.D.

Associate Professor of Pathology
Director, Pathology
Residency Program

Nelli Lakis, M.D., MSc
Nelli Lakis, M.D., MSc

Assistant Professor of Pathology
Associate Director, Pathology
Residency Program

Jamie Porter, M.D.
Jamie Porter, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Pathology
Associate Director, Pathology
Residency Program


A Note from our Chief Residents

Dear Prospective Residents,

Thank you for considering the University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC), Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine's AP/CP residency program for your post-medical school training.

At KUMC, pathology residents are provided with the resources and opportunities necessary to succeed. Pathology clinical faculty who support residents are outstandingly skilled within their various pathology subspecialties and provide critical insight into the fields of both private practice and academic medicine.

Resident progress is carefully monitored to ensure that no resident is left behind and that your four years of training are optimally productive. Additionally, department leadership willingly supports residents by striving for constant program improvement. Resident input has resulted in progressive curriculum changes including increased staffing support and state-of-the-art national software subscription.

Again, thank you for your interest in our program, and best wishes with Match day!

Anna Heimes Dillon, M.D.
Anna Heimes Dillon, M.D.
Chief Resident 2021-2022
Irfan Khan, M.D.
Brent Harbaugh, DO
Chief Resident 2021-2022

Pathology Residency Programs Contact

Jeffrey L. Tully, MA
Pathology Residency/Fellowship Program Administrator
University of Kansas Medical Center
Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
3901 Rainbow Blvd., MS 3045 Kansas City, KS 66160
Phone: 913.588.7076
Fax: 913.588.7073
Email: pathologyresidents@kumc.edu

Program Brochure

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