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

The highly trained faculty members at the Northwell Health Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine are committed to preparing residents to practice in either an academic or community-based setting, while providing an excellent clinical experience in a supportive environment.

Resident training is a vital part of providing outstanding patient care. The department works as partners with residents in utilizing the latest technologies, research disease processes and developing new program initiatives to improve educational offerings—all things that are essential to maintaining high standards for care. Our program has been fully accredited for the past 30 years and our residents receive comprehensive combined training in anatomic and clinical pathology.

Our greatest strengths include a chair who is a nationally recognized leader in pathology education, research and lab directorship, as well as a program director and coordinator whose primary focus is serving as advocates for our trainees. This is an exceptionally transparent program and residents have multiple avenues for evaluating the program and faculty, which we encourage. These evaluations are scrutinized by the program director and used to improve the effectiveness of the educational experience. We also meet with the pathology house staff once a month to discuss any issues that arise. Our residents are our partners in providing the best educational experience available.

Northwell Hospitals earned 23 national rankings in the 2019-2020 US News and World Report Best Hospital survey. Our residents rotate through two of the highly ranked hospitals, which are both large tertiary hospitals: Long Island Jewish Medical Center (1025 beds) and North Shore University Hospital (764 beds). In addition, residents rotate through a state-of-the-art health system core laboratory, as well as the Northwell Health Anatomic Pathology Services, a stand-alone surgical pathology office suite.

With nearly 110,000 surgical specimens, 200,000 cytology specimens, and 11 million billable tests overseen by more than 40 anatomic and clinical pathologists many who are alumni of our Residency Program. This team-oriented department offers extraordinary opportunities in pathology residency education. In addition, research opportunities are available within the department and in collaboration with the Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research.

We are very excited about our involvement with the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. The department faculty is extensively involved in the integrated two-year structure course and incorporates many of the active learning strategies utilized at the medical school into our residency program didactic sessions.

This is a department with an experienced, dedicated faculty, committed to excellence in patient care and graduate medical education, set in a nurturing and friendly environment. It’s challenging and a lot of fun!

Dr. Michael Esposito
Residency 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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This department serves as a resource to facilitate accreditation of programs as well as recruitment and on-boarding of residents and fellows.

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