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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):

Katie Dennis, MD (Program Director)
Sarah Kelting, MD (Associate Program Director)
Rashna Madan, MBBS
Maura O'Neil, MD

Applications are currently not being accepted.

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Last modified: Apr 05, 2021
Residency Program Contacts

KUMC Pathology Residency Program

For Further information on Pathology Residency/Fellowship Programs, please contact
Jeffrey L. Tully, MA

Pathology Residency/Fellowship Programs Administrator
Phone: 913.588.7076
Fax: 913.588.7073

Program Brochure

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