Welcome from the Chief Residents

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We are pleased to welcome you to our website and have the opportunity to introduce you to the Department of Pathology at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. 

The resident training programs at GW in anatomic and clinical pathology are fully integrated, with residents accepting increasing responsibility as their experience expands. While training here, one month you may be cutting frozen sections to assess margin status on a prostatectomy specimen and the next month you may be discussing a patient's transfusion reaction with the ICU team. Guiding us through learning all this, we are fortunate to have faculty very well regarded in their fields and with substantial experience. They share their knowledge with us by one-on-one teaching at the microscope, at weekly didactic lectures and by collaborating with us in research. 

From performing fine needle aspirations in clinic, to teaching medical students in their pathology course, to performing autopsies at the D.C. Medical Examiner's Office, a GW pathology resident will be well-prepared to enter into the practice of pathology, be it in an academic or community setting. 

GW pathology residents work hard but we also like to have fun outside of the hospital. GW sits just a stone's throw from the Kennedy Center, a few blocks from the National Mall and a ten minute metro ride to the airport. The nation's capital is a beautiful, vibrant and diverse city with lots of opportunities. There are many museums, restaurants and parks to explore and enjoy as well as some of the best shopping and dining available in the country. 

Thank you for your interest in the GW Department of Pathology. If you have any questions about our department feel free to e-mail us at the addresses below. 

Doaa Alqaidy, MD                              Melanie Estrella, DO
dalqaidy@gwu.edu                            mestrella@gwu.edu