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Head and Neck Pathology Fellowship

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The Head and Neck Pathology Fellowship program is a one-year program geared towards advanced study in diagnostic surgical pathology with an emphasis on head, neck, and thyroid pathology, including neoplastic and non-neoplastic diseases. The fellow will supervise resident grossing and previewing before signing out the cases with the attending pathologist and will take an active role in intra-operative consultations. The fellow is primarily responsible for the consultative services and the multidisciplinary clinical-pathological conferences for head, neck, and thyroid oncology. In addition to surgical pathology rotations in these areas, the fellow will have clinical rotations in head, neck, and thyroid clinics. Elective rotations are available with opportunities for clinical and translational research as well as training in laboratory management and pathology informatics.

ACGME Accredited: Yes
Residents or Fellows per year: 1
Duration: 1 year  
Postgraduate Training Required: AP/CP or AP Pathology  
U.S. Citizenship Required: No

Teaching Hospitals

  • Jackson Memorial Hospital (JMH)
  • Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center (SCCC)
  • University of Miami Hospital (UMH)

Applicants must be Board eligible or certified in Anatomic/Clinical Pathology or Anatomic Pathology.

Application Deadline
Applications should be submitted by October 31, 20 months prior to start date.

The fellows will rotate at University of Miami Hospital, Sylvester Cancer Center, and Jackson Memorial Hospital. The core training includes a nine month rotation in head and neck pathology service and two months of elective time with options to rotate in molecular pathology, frozen section, and the head, neck, and endocrinology clinics.

Board Exam Requirements

Educational & Other Experience
Fellows are expected to participate in at least one project resulting in a meeting presentation and subsequent publication in a peer-reviewed journal. Participation in all educational activities of the Pathology Department including didactic conferences, journal clubs, and grand rounds is expected. Additionally, Fellows assist with the Pathology educational activities in the medical school.

The fellow will have one month elective to complete research projects.


Rolanda Wade Shumeev, AAS
Administrative Assistant
Department of Pathology
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
1611 NW 12 Avenue, Holtz Center, Room 2044
Miami, FL 33136
Phone: 305-585-8381
Fax: 305-585-2598

Rosa Herrera
Administrative Assistant
Department of Pathology
University of Miami Hospital
1400 NW 12th Avenue, Room 4088
Miami, FL 33136
Phone: (305) 243-4594

Carmen Gomez-Fernandez, M.D.
Fellowship Program Director
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
University of Miami Hospital
1400 NW 12th Ave, Room 4058
Miami, FL 33136
Phone: 305-243-9695
Fax: 305-689-7284

Prospective Residents

Physicians Services / Housestaff Office
Jackson Memorial Hospital
East Tower Room 1004
1611 NW 12th Avenue, Miami, Florida 33136
Phone: 305-355-1122
Fax: 305-355-1123

Graduate Medical Education Office
Jackson Memorial Hospital
Institute 118B
1611 NW 12th Avenue, Miami, Florida 33136
Phone: 305-585-4310
Fax: 305-585-4309