Residency in Anatomic & Clinical Pathology at Lenox Hill Hospital

About us

The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine offers a flexible four year training program leading to board certification in anatomic pathology, clinical pathology or combined anatomic pathology and clinical pathology. These programs are tailored for individuals interested in an academic career in pathology, in the subspecialty practice of pathology, or in general community practice.

The anatomic pathology program consists of training in general surgical pathology, which includes specimens from the skin, brain, lung, breast, pancreas, bone and soft tissue, genitourinary and endocrine; and hematopathology training that focuses on bone marrow, the lymph nodes and flow cytometry. The department also has a robust autopsy service residents rotate through every month.

The department analyzes approximately 23,000 surgical specimens annually with about 1,500 frozen sections each year.

The clinical pathology core program provides training in blood banking, clinical chemistry, cytogenetics, microbiology, virology, parasitology, toxicology, and molecular pathology. Residents are expected to participate in interdepartmental tumor boards, as well as daily intradepartmental conferences and weekly didactic conferences in anatomic and clinical pathology.

The Pathology program offers eight pathology residents close supervision in a supportive atmosphere and exposure to a wide variety of complex surgical specimens and clinical testing. Residents have the opportunity to participate in translational research; support is provided for presentation of research projects (papers, posters, etc) at national meetings. Trainees also participate in various hospital committees and have the opportunity and support to participate in regional and national professional committees as well.

Application Process

Applicants interested in the Pathology training program at Lenox Hill Hospital should apply using the Association of American College (AAMC) electronic residency application service (ERAS), which allows applications beginning Sept. 1.

The deadline for applications is Dec. 1.

Essential application information includes:

  • Common application form
  • Curriculum vitae
  • USMLE or COMLEX transcript
  • Medical school transcript
  • Personal statement
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation
  • ECFMG Status Report, if applicable

We participate in the NRMP, the "match." Candidates must be graduates of approved medical schools in the United States or Canada. Foreign medical graduates must possess an ECFMG (Education Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates) certificate and valid visa by the July 1 start date of the residency training. Lenox Hill Hospital does not initially sponsor H1 visas. Only those individuals on J-1 visas are accepted into the program.


Lenox Hill Hospital is a 652-bed acute care facility located in the Upper East Side of Manhattan. The Department of Pathology is affiliated with Hofstra University, where residents rotate in pediatric pathology and cytopathology. Lenox Hill Hospital has merged with Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital, an internationally recognized hospital in ophthalmology, otolaryngology and plastic surgery.


Housing is available for single and married house staff in Lenox Hill Hospital maintained apartments. All residents are covered under Lenox Hill Hospital benefits, which include professional liability insurance, hospitalization and uniforms. The hospital's prime location offers easy access to all major museums, boutiques, restaurants, concert halls, the opera house and Central Park.

Please address all inquiries to the Residency Coordinator:
Lisa Meyer
Department of Pathology
Lenox Hill Hospital
100 East 77th Street
New York, NY 10021
Tel: 212-434-2330

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Our faculty

Program director

Samuel Joseph Wahl, MD

  • Chairman - Approved by the Jan 14 Med Board of Pathology, Lenox Hill Hospital
  • Chairman-Credentials Committee - Approved by the Dec 10, 2013 Med Board of Pathology, Lenox Hill Hospital
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