Georgia, Augusta University
Surgical Pathology Fellowship
Openings for July 2019 and July 2020
The Department of Pathology invites applications for a one year fellowship in surgical
pathology. Based in a university health care system which includes the 478-bed Medical Center, the
Critical Care Center housing a 13-county regional trauma center, and the 154-bed Children's Hospital of
Georgia, the program provides advanced training and graduated responsibilities in diagnostic surgical
pathology. The laboratory examines about 14,000 surgical specimens using up to date CAP protocols,
and immunohistochemical and molecular work up; and about 1,500 frozen sections per year.
Responsibilities include preliminary diagnosis of all cases, frozen section interpretation including hot-seat,
and preview of cases on consult services with appropriate supervision by faculty. The fellow is expected
to present at interdepartmental tumor boards, and participate in the training of anatomic pathology
residents. Educational activities include didactic conferences, unknown case conferences, monthly
journal clubs, evidence-based conferences, and case presentations. Elective time for subspecialty
development and/or research experience is available. The department provides ample opportunities for
scholarly activities and collaborations in all areas of surgical pathology.
The faculty includes board certified specialists in most areas of anatomic pathology such as
dermatopathology, hematopathology, neuropathology, cytopathology, and molecular pathology. Other
available subspecialties include head and neck, thyroid, renal, gastrointestinal, gynecologic, and
genitourinary pathology. The department has a close relationship with the Georgia Cancer Center, which
provides many opportunities for basic and translational research, as well as the adjacent Charlie Norwood
VA Medical Center.
Augusta, one of the largest cities in Georgia, is located on the south bank of the Savannah River midway
between the Great Smokey Mountains and the Atlantic Ocean. It is a growing and thriving city with a
metropolitan- area population of around 500,000, and recently ranked the second most favorable place to
live in Georgia. The city has an active cultural life including symphony and ballet organizations, a choral
society, and theatre groups. Nearby Clarks Hill Lake has 1,000 miles of shoreline for recreation; and the
Atlantic Coast and the Great Smokey Mountains are three hours away by automobile. Augusta is world-
renowned as the home of the Masters Golf Tournament.
Applicants should have completed four years of an AP/CP or three years of an AP residency program. American Board of Pathology eligible or certified individuals are preferred.
Commensurate with PGY5 pay level or candidate's level of training.
1120 15th Street, BA-2584
Augusta, GA 30912-3600
Telephone: (706) 721-5118
Fax: (706) 721-7781