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Fellowship in Surgical Pathology at Lenox Hill Hospital

The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Lenox Hill Hospital offers a one-year ACGME-accredited fellowship geared toward advanced training and experience in general surgical pathology with an emphasis on oncologic pathology. The department analyzes over 24,000 surgical specimens, 12,500 cytopathology specimens, and more than 1,800 frozen sections annually covering a wide variety of material from various subspecialties, including breast, thoracic, genitourinary, gynecologic, gastrointestinal, head and neck pathology, hematopathology, and neuropathology.

The fellow will be responsible for complete work-up of surgical, frozen section and consultation cases, resident and medical student teaching, gross room supervision, participation in quality assurance activities, and execution of a research project culminating in submission of a manuscript for publication in a peer reviewed journal. Support is provided for presentation of research projects at national meetings. Rotations on frozen section are integrated into the fellow’s rotation schedule. The fellow is expected to participate in and present at intradepartmental and interdepartmental conferences, tumor boards, resident lectures, and journal clubs. Within the department opportunities exist for additional experience in hematopathology, neuropathology, and cytopathology. A one-month elective rotation in a selected subspecialty is available with approval by the program director.


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

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Facilities

Lenox Hill Hospital is a 652-bed acute care hospital located on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. The hospital is a major teaching hospital of The Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. The nearby Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital, an internationally recognized hospital specializing in ophthalmologic, otolaryngologic and plastic surgery, is an integral part of the Lenox Hill Hospital campus.

Benefits

The Hofstra Northwell Program at Lenox Hill Hospital provides a competitive salary and benefits package. All fellows are covered under Lenox Hill Hospital benefits, which include professional liability insurance, medical care and hospitalization, meal vouchers and uniforms. The hospital's prime location offers easy access to public transportation and the rich cultural offerings of New York City.

Application process

Availability:  July 1, 2019

Essential application information includes:

  • Common application form
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Personal statement
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Photo (JPEG format)

All fellows should have completed residency training in anatomic pathology (AP) or combined anatomic and clinical pathology (AP/CP) and be either certified or eligible for certification by the American Board of Pathology. Individuals accepted into the program must obtain a New York State medical license prior to the program start date on July 1.

Individuals on J-1 visas may be accepted into the program. Lenox Hill Hospital may choose to sponsor H-1 visas under exceptional circumstances. Letters of recommendation should be sent directly to the training program administrator. All requests for information and applications should be addressed to Samantha Anderson. See contact information below.

Leadership

Samuel Joseph Wahl, MD

Chairman - Approved by the Jan 14 Med Board of Pathology, Lenox Hill Hospital

Chairman-Credentials Committee - Approved by the Dec 10, 2013 Med Board of Pathology, Lenox Hill Hospital

Specialties: Anatomic / Clinical Pathology, Cytopathology

Faculty

Adnan Hasanovic, MD

Specialties: Anatomic / Clinical Pathology, Cytopathology

Oana Elena Vele, MD

Specialties: Anatomic / Clinical Pathology, Pathology - Molecular Genetic

Randy Levine, MD

Specialties: Blood Banking / Transfusion Med, Hematology, Internal Medicine

Gordana Lambasa Katava, DO

Associate Medical Director of Pathology, Lenox Hill Hospital

Specialties: Anatomic / Clinical Pathology, Pathology - Hematopathology, Pathology - Molecular Genetic

Manju Harshan, MD

Specialties: Anatomic / Clinical Pathology, Cytopathology

Alyssa Yurovitsky, MD

Specialties: Anatomic / Clinical Pathology, Pathology - Hematology

Ryan Christopher Des Jean, MD

Specialties: Anatomic / Clinical Pathology, Cytopathology

Todd Arthur Anderson, MD

Specialties: Anatomic / Clinical Pathology

Scott Duong, MD

Specialties: Anatomic / Clinical Pathology

Susan Carole Jormark, MD

Specialties: Anatomic / Clinical Pathology

Xiaoqing Lin O'Leary, MD, PhD

Specialties: Anatomic / Clinical Pathology

Elana Opher-Iosifescu, MD

Specialties: Anatomic / Clinical Pathology, Cytopathology

Barry John Pearson, MD

Specialties: Anatomic / Clinical Pathology, Pathology - Chemical

Pamela Dale Unger, MD

Specialties: Anatomic / Clinical Pathology