Surgical Pathology Fellowship

The Oregon Health &Science University Department of Pathology fills two one-year Surgical Pathology Fellowship positions per year. As the major tertiary care referral center for the entire state of Oregon, OHSU offers a full spectrum of surgical pathology material with an average workload of 22,000 cases per year. The fellowship curriculum builds on anatomic pathology residency training and readies our fellows with progressive responsibilities for independent surgical pathology sign-out in private practice or academic settings.

Our subspecialized service structure provides enhanced training opportunities as fellows spend focused weeks studying GI, GU, head and neck, Gyn, breast, pediatric and soft tissue/bone cases. Assigned responsibilities include initial interpretation of biopsies, resection specimens, frozen sections and oversight of the cutting room.

The fellowship may include up to three months of elective time, including your choice of rotations in hematopathology, dermatopathology, renal pathology, neuropathology, cytopathology, cytogenetics,  molecular pathology or other subspecialties. Surgical pathology fellows have multiple opportunities to teach, leading daily interesting case conferences, presenting unknown cases to residents and participating in multi-disciplinary tumor boards. Participation in clinical research activities is encouraged.

Located on a scenic hill overlooking downtown Portland, the OHSU campus is less than 90 minutes from Mt. Hood, the Columbia River Gorge and the beautiful Oregon coast, providing endless opportunities for outdoor recreation.


Applicants must have completed 3 years of AP or 4 years of AP/CP training. Applicants must be legally able to work in the U.S., or eligible to obtain work authorization.