Skip to main content

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

This one year ACGME accredited fellowship program offers training with graduated clinical responsibilities in general surgical pathology with rotations through several subspecialties that include: gastrointestinal, breast, genitourinary, gynecological, head and neck, thoracic pathology and frozen section.

The fellows will be responsible for complete workup of surgical, frozen section and consultation cases, resident teaching, gross room supervision, participation in quality assurance and execution of a research project culminating in a publication in a peer reviewed journal. The fellows will attend and present at intradepartmental and interdepartmental conferences, tumor boards and teaching conferences.

Rotations in other subspecialty areas—for example cytopathology, hematopathology, neuropathology, pediatric surgical pathology, molecular pathology—are available to the fellows on an elective basis. Our flexible fellowship allows the schedule to be tailored to the individuals’ interest and career goals.

North Shore University Hospital accessions more than 27,000 surgical pathology cases a year; Long Island Jewish Hospital accession more than 28, 000 surgical pathology cases a year; Core laboratories accessions over 28,000 cases a year.

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

Learn more about our lab services

Application process

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 Surgical Pathology 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 an interview will be notified by email. For additional information on how to apply, contact Simone Gittens.


Program director

Oksana Yaskiv, MD

Specialties: Anatomic / Clinical Pathology