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Surgical Pathology Fellowship

City of Hope National Medical Center has a one-year non-ACGME program fir 2019-2020 that offers opportunity to participate in oncologic pathology at a NCI-designated Cancer Center level to develop superior diagnostic skills, providing education in all aspects of surgical pathology beyond residency training. Our department reviews over 10,000 surgical specimens annually, most of which are related to solid tumors. Under the guidance of our ten expert staff pathologists, fellows will be provided with an enriched and unique learning experience in all subspecialties of complicated oncologic surgical pathology, as well as ancillary relates areas such as cytogenetics, immunohistochemistry, and molecular diagnostics. This program will give the fellows the opportunity to participate or present at the multidisciplinary tumor boards and conduct research projects. State of the art ancillary laboratories expose the fellows to new diagnostic and prognostic studies. Interpersonal and communication abilities, supervisory and management skills constitute essential components of this fellowship. Academic activities are fostered; ample material, resources, and expert guidance are available for participation in research projects. Faculty members are general surgical pathologists with specific expertise in subspecialty areas. Collegiately and friendly environment foster professional and personal growth.

The purpose of this fellowship is to train well rounded surgical pathologists who will develop their diagnostic skills. The overall goal is to provide oncologic pathology experience at City of Hope, so that the fellow develops superb skills in the diagnosis of a wide range of cancers. This will primarily be focused on developing these skills during the subspecialty rotations. Didactic lectures, Grand Rounds, slide seminars, patient care conferences, research meetings, and journal club are part of the educational experience.

Program Highlights:

- Comprehensive training in all areas of surgical pathology in a large NCI-designated Cancer Center
Rotating with faculty members, the fellows preview slides, sign out with faculty and provide final diagnoses on biopsies and large specimens
- Fellows order special Studies (IHC, ISH, molecular, FISH, etc.) for case work-up
- Fellows receive comprehensive training in frozen section of diagnosis in all subspecialties
- Fellows participate in Quality Assurance/Quality Improvement Activities
- Fellows review consultation


- Candidates must be in good standing in an ACGME accredited Program in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, or Anatomic Pathology only training and be eligible for Anatomic/ Clinical Pathology or Clinical Pathology board certification (or equivalent program in Canada recognized by American Board of Pathology).
- Eager to learn surgical and oncologic pathology.
- Demonstrate an interest in participating research experience
- California Medical License

Salary and Benefits:

- Pay is commensurate with level of training
- Medical, dental, disability, & life insurance
- 20 days of vacation/sick pay
- Book/study materials fund

For more information on requirements and how to apply, please contact:

Ofelia Kiedpool
Hematopathology Fellowship Coordinator
Department of Pathology
City of Hope National Medical Center
NW 2nd Floor, 2202B
1500 E Duarte Road
Duarte, CA 91010-3000
Internal Ext: 83497
Direct: 626-218-3497
Fax: 626-301-8145

Director of Gynecologic Pathology

The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine invites applications for Director of Gynecologic Pathology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. The successful candidate will join a subspecialized anatomic pathology service which supports the clinical and academic missions of an internationally recognized department. Strength of diagnostic expertise and/or fellowship training and academic accomplishment in gynecologic pathology are essential. Professional appointment and salary level will be commensurate with experience.

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, located at the junction of Los Angeles and Beverly Hills, is an 886 licensed bed quaternary medical care facility and is the largest private not-for-profit provider of health care on the West Coast, serving more than 9 million people in Los Angeles County, treating more cancer patients than any other medical center in Southern California. Cedars-Sinai has an active obstetrics and gynecology residency and has one of the few gynecologic oncology fellowship training programs in the nation. There are five gynecologic oncologists who generate ~1500 cases per year. The Gynecologic Oncology Division has an active research program in women's cancer biology and collaborative research efforts are ongoing including participation in The Cancer Genome Atlas Program. The Director will be employed by Beverly Pathology, an independently contracted pathology group under the Cedars-Sinai Medical Foundation providing exclusive pathology services to the Medical Center.

The 50 faculty members of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine direct a clinical operation of over approximately 5 million laboratory tests, robust outreach and consultative referral practices. The Division of Anatomic Pathology provides comprehensive diagnostic service for nearly 80,000 surgical and 25,000 cytology cases annually, including more than 6,000 gynecologic pathology cases. All faculty participate in teaching residents, fellows and students and engage in scholarship, including basic, translational and/or clinical research. Candidates who are also laboratory scientists will be provided high quality laboratory space and excellent start-up support.

Eligibility for an academic appointment in the Cedars-Sinai Health System Professorial Program is required.

Interested applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, letter of interest, and the names, relationships to the applicant and contact information of three references to:

Search Committee
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
8700 Beverly Blvd., Suite 8707
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Fax: (310) 423-0170
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center encourages and welcomes diversity in the workplace AA/EOE.


AP/CP Pathologist

A dynamic community based pathology group located in the greater Los Angeles area is seeking an AP/CP Board Certified pathologist to join one of its hospital practices in the desert area.

* The ideal candidate should have strong interpersonal skills, a valid California State Medical License and at least one-year fellowship in surgical pathology or subspecialty.
* Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with education, training and experience.

Qualified candidates should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and names and addresses of three individuals that can provide letters of recommendation to:
Christine Rodriguez
Practice Coordinator


Locum Tenens or Part-Time Pathologist

A position is available for a locum tenens or a part time Pathologist with Board Certification in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, to cover an acute care hospital with an active surgical program in Palmdale, California.

Excellent communications skills, ability to work independently and hospital experience are strongly desired.

Interested applicants should submit a curriculum Vitae and references to:

Laboratory Director,
Camilla R. Cruz
Palmdale Regional Medical Center
38600 Medical center Drive
Palmdale, CA 93551
Tel: 661-382-5721
Fax: 661-382-5680


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