Surgical Pathology Fellowship With Emphasis in Breast Pathology


The Surgical Pathology fellowship program at GW offers comprehensive training in diagnostic surgical pathology in the setting of a busy academic hospital. The surgical pathology fellow spends ten months working on the Surgical Pathology Service, functioning as a junior attending pathologist with appropriate supervision and instruction provided by our senior faculty. During this time, the fellow assumes sign-out responsibility for a large number of surgical cases and covers the intraoperative consultation/frozen section service on a rotating basis. The case material is varied and includes representative specimens from essentially all organ systems. Numerous ancillary services, including immunohistochemistry, electron microscopy, flow cytometry, and molecular diagnosis, are available on-site. The fellow is involved in a number of intra- and interdepartmental conferences, including multiple tumor boards and a daily consensus conference for difficult and/or interesting surgical cases.  The fellow also participates in the quality assurance and administrative activities of the department.  Participation in teaching of medical students and pathology residents is an intrinsic part of the fellowship, and research activities are encouraged.  Two months of elective time are provided, during which the fellow may pursue specialized experiences in the department or at nearby outside institutions, including NIH, AFIP, and others.

Application Process

To apply to our program please complete the application form and return it, along with a copy of your CV, USMLE Steps 1, 2 and 3, a copy of the ECFMG certificate, if applicable. At least two letters of recommendation, one from your residency program director and one from a pathologist familiar with you and your work, should also be sent under separate cover addressed to:

Sana O. Tabbara, M.D.
Director, Division Anatomic Pathology

Please mail your correspondence to:

Sandra Boccanera, Department of Pathology
The George Washington University
Medical Faculty Associates, Inc
2120 L Street, NW 
2nd Floor, Suite 200

Washington, DC 20037
(202) 677-6600 and email:

Applications will be accepted starting September 1.