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Residency in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at Lenox Hill Hospital

The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Lenox Hill Hospital offers a flexible three or four year training program that will lead to board eligibility in anatomic pathology (AP) or combined anatomic and clinical pathology (AP/CP). Our program is tailored for individuals interested in an academic career in pathology, in subspecialty practice of pathology, or in general community practice.

The anatomic pathology program consists of training in general surgical pathology, with routine and oncologic material from several subspecialties including gastrointestinal, genitourinary, gynecologic, thoracic, breast, head and neck, neuro, bone and soft tissue, hematopathology and cytopathology.

The department analyzes greater than 24,000 surgical specimens annually with more than 1,800 frozen sections each year. All residents are required to rotate through the New York Office of Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) for forensic pathology.

The clinical pathology core program provides training in blood banking, clinical chemistry, cytogenetics, microbiology including virology and parasitology, serology, toxicology, and molecular pathology.

Residents are expected to participate in intradepartmental and interdepartmental conferences, weekly didactic conferences in anatomic and clinical pathology and in journal club presentations.

The Pathology Residency Program offers eight (8) pathology residents close supervision in a supportive atmosphere with exposure to a wide variety of complex surgical specimens and clinical testing. Residents have the opportunity to participate in translational research and support is provided for presentation of research projects at national meetings. Trainees also participate in various hospital committees and have the opportunity and are encouraged to participate in regional and national professional committees as well.

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


Lenox Hill Hospital is a 652-bed acute care facility located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. The Department of Pathology is affiliated with Northwell Health and Hofstra University, where residents participate in autopsy, pediatric and selected clinical pathology rotations. 

The Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital, an internationally recognized hospital specializing in ophthalmologic, otolaryngologic and plastic surgery, is an integral part of the LHH campus.


We provide a competitive salary and benefits package, including:

  • Housing in LHH maintained apartments
  • Professional liability insurance
  • Medical care and hospitalization
  • Meal vouchers
  • Uniforms
  • Easy access to public transportation and world-class entertainment


You will be guided by our expert team.

Samuel Wahl, MD

Pathology chair, program director

Adnan Hasanovic, MD

Anatomic pathology director

Oana Vele, MD

Clinical pathology director

Randy Levine, MD

Blood bank director

Gordana Katava, MD

Clinical pathology associate director

Alyssa Yurovitsky, MD

Hematopathology director

Ryan Des Jean, MD

Immunohistochemistry chief

Todd Anderson, MD

Attending pathologist

Scott Duong, MD

Attending pathologist

Susan Jormark, MD

Attending pathologist

Xiaoqing O’Leary, MD, PhD

Attending pathologist

Elana Opher, MD

Attending pathologist

Barry Pearson, MD

Attending pathologist

Pamela Unger, MD

Attending pathologist

Harry Ioachim, MD

Chairman emeritus

Application process

The application deadline is December 1.

You can apply using the Association of American College (AAMC) Electronic Residency Application Service® (ERAS®), which allows applications beginning September 6.

Essential application information includes:

  • Common application form
  • Curriculum vitae
  • USMLE or COMLEX transcript
  • Medical school transcript
  • Personal statement
  • Three letters of recommendation

We participate in the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP), also known as “the match." Candidates must be graduates of approved medical schools in the United States or Canada. Foreign medical graduates must possess an Education Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) certificate and valid visa prior to the July 1 start date. Individuals on J-1 visas may be accepted. We may choose to sponsor H-1 visas under exceptional circumstances.

Applicants invited for an interview will be notified by email.