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Fellowship in Cytopathology at North Shore University Hospital & Long Island Jewish Medical Center (NS/LIJ)

The Department of Pathology at Northwell Health offers a one-year ACGME-accredited fellowship program in diagnostic cytopathology. This program provides advanced training in all areas of cytopathology, including gynecologic and non-gynecologic cytopathology.

The program is also well suited for those who are academically oriented. We provide an organized educational experience that exposes the fellow to both the theoretical and practical applications of cytopathology. Values that we feel are important are that the program practices and teaches state-of-the-art diagnostic pathology together with a strong foundation in pathogenesis and the molecular basis of disease.

Training includes hands-on performance and interpretation of fine needle aspiration biopsies. Fellows gain experience with techniques such as immunohistochemistry, electron microscopy, flow cytometry and image analysis.

We provide a variety of lab services, including home phlebotomy, lab collection centers, reference testing, and consultative and informatics.

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Application process

Prospective applicants must apply by December 1 two years prior to the anticipated July 1 start date (for example, December 1, 2015 for start date of July 1, 2017).

Essential application information includes:

  • Common application form
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Personal statement
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation

Candidates must be board eligible or board certified in anatomic pathology (AP), clinical pathology (CP) or anatomic pathology/clinical pathology (AP/CP) by the American Board of Pathology. Individuals accepted in to the program must obtain a New York state medical license prior to the program start date on July 1.

Letters of recommendation should be sent directly to the Cytopathology Fellowship Director. All requests for information and applications should be addressed to Simone Gittens at the following address.

Northwell Health
Department of Pathology
6 Ohio Drive, Suite 202
Lake Success, NY 11042

Phone: (516) 304-7234
Email: [email protected]

Applicants invited for interview will be notified by email. For additional information on how to apply, contact Simone Gittens.


Program director

Cecilia Elena Gimenez, MD

Specialties: Anatomic / Clinical Pathology, Cytopathology