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This one-year fellowship provides advanced training in diagnostic cytopathology. Training is provided in both gynecologic and non-gynecologic cytology, including hands-on performance and interpretation of fine needle aspiration biopsies, by palpation as well as through ultrasound-guided technique. Fellows will gain experience with ancillary studies such as immunohistochemistry, flow cytometry and molecular pathology. They will participate in conferences, teach residents and attend immediate interpretations of fine needle aspirations in clinics, radiology suites and operating rooms in the first half of the year, while acting as a junior attending in the second half of the year. The fellow will also perform fine needle aspiration biopsies at the bedside of inpatients and at the Division of Cytopathology Fine Needle Aspiration Clinic. Active participation in clinical research is s encouraged. The total number of cytology specimens accessioned annually in the Division of Cytopathology has an annual volume of 120,000 specimens including more than 7,500 FNA's. The laboratory is equipped with multiheaded microscopes, a video camera with monitor for telecytopathology,flow cytometry analysis, FISH analysis, a laboratory information system and an electronic medical record system. The ThinPrep Imaging System is regularly used for the screening of Pap tests. In addition, ThinPrep Processing is utilized in the routine of preparing gynecologic and non-gynecologic specimens. Long Island Jewish Medical Center (LIJMC) and North Shore University Hospital (NSUH) are tertiary care teaching facilities with the Anatomic Pathology Services (including Cytopathology), covering both hospitals as well as numerous outreach clients, operating at 6 Ohio Drive in the Lake Success Quadrangle, a few miles from either facility. The fellowship program operates mainly at 6 Ohio Drive, with rotations allocated to the various centers. Completion of the program qualifies the candidate to take the cytopathology subspecialty Board exam.

Candidates must be Board eligible or certified in anatomic pathology (AP) or anatomic pathology/clinical pathology (AP/CP) by the American Board of Pathology. It is also required that the individual who is selected for the position obtains a New York State license prior to commencing the program on July 1, 2012 and holds a certificate in Basic Life Support.

Commensurate with year of postgraduate training in pathology.

Michael J. Esposito, MD
Director, NSLIJ Pathology Residency Program
Chief, Thoracic Pathology Service
Assistant Professor, Hofstra North Shore - LIJ School of Medicine
Anatomic Pathology Services
6 Ohio Drive, Suite 202
Lake Success, New York 11042


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