Fellowship in Cytopathology at North Shore-LIJ Health System


About us

The Department of Pathology at North Shore-LIJ Health System offers a one-year ACGME-accredited fellowship program in diagnostic cytopathology. This program provides advanced training in all areas of cytopathology, including gynecologic and non-gynecologic cytopathology.

 The program is also well suited for those who are academically oriented. We provide an organized educational experience that exposes the fellow to both the theoretical and practical applications of cytopathology. Values that we feel are important are that the program practices and teaches state-of-the-art diagnostic pathology together with a strong foundation in pathogenesis and the molecular basis of disease.

Training includes hands-on performance and interpretation of fine needle aspiration biopsies. Fellows gain experience with techniques such as immunohistochemistry, electron microscopy, flow cytometry and image analysis.

Application process

Prospective applicants must apply by December 1 two years prior to the anticipated July 1 start date (for example, December 1, 2015 for start date of July 1, 2017).

Essential application information includes:

  • Common application form
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Personal statement
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation

Candidates must be board eligible or board certified in anatomic pathology (AP), clinical pathology (CP) or anatomic pathology/clinical pathology (AP/CP) by the American Board of Pathology. Individuals accepted in to the program must obtain a New York state medical license prior to the program start date on July 1.

Letters of recommendation should be sent directly to the Cytopathology Fellowship Director. All requests for information and applications should be addressed to Lisa Kilfeather at the following address. 

North Shore-LIJ Health System
Department of Pathology
5 Dakota Drive
Lake Success, NY 11042.

Phone: (516) 224-8844 Email: lkilfeat@nshs.edu

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Our faculty

Program director

Alice Laser, MD