Illinois, Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago / McGaw Medical Center
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Childrens’s Hospital of Chicago
Northwestern/Mcgaw Medical Center
The Feinberg School of Medicine
2018-2019 Pediatric Pathology Fellowship Program
A one-year ACGME-accredited pediatric pathology fellowship program is offered
at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago/ McGaw Medical Center
of Northwestern University.
The program is designed to provide comprehensive training in both diagnostic
and investigative pediatric pathology and to substantially enhance the knowledge
of pediatric pathology acquired by a general pathology trainee. The fellowship
provides exposure to all aspects of pediatric pathology including general
pediatric surgical pathology, hematopathology, cytology, perinatal pathology,
molecular techniques/cytogenetics. The material is diagnostically challenging.
Ancillary tests to work up cases are available in the department: molecular
diagnostic laboratory techniques are frequently part of the work-up of tumor
diagnosis in our lab.
Opportunities exist to develop refined diagnostic skills through interactions with
several divisions: pediatric surgery, hematology-oncology (including neuro-
oncology), transplant surgery, gastroenterology, and radiology.
The fellowship program is based primarily at Lurie Children’s Hospital;
specialized rotations may be provided through Northwestern Memorial Hospital.
The faculty is knowledgeable in all areas of pediatric pathology: soft tissue
tumors, liver and gastrointestinal diseases, genitourinary diseases, cardiac
pathology, hemapathology, neuropathology, perinatal pathology, chemistry,
microbiology, molecular pathology, cytogenetics, immunogenetics.
The Department evaluates approximately 7,500 surgical specimens, 500 cytology,
700 cytogenetic studies, 425 outside consults, 150 fine needle aspirations and 40
autopsy cases per year. The perinatal pathology rotation is offered in
collaboration with Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where over 3500 placentas
and 80-100 perinatal autopsies are evaluated annually. Additional materials
available for study include a collection of over 2,500 congenital cardiac
specimens in The Farouk Idriss Cardiac Registry, as well as collections of several
hundred microscopic slides of pathologic lesions organized by organ systems.
The department also holds the Children’s Oncology Group Renal Tumor
Pathology Center and the J.B. Beckwith Developmental/Renal Tumor Collection, a
comprehensive registry of over 53,000 pediatric renal tumor cases dating back to
Candidates must have completed at least two years of training in an ACGME
accredited residency program in anatomic and clinical pathology or anatomic
pathology, be eligible for board examination and have a valid Illinois License.
Candidates should forward a letter of interest, current CV and three letters of
Nicoleta Arva, MD, PhD
Director, Pediatric Pathology
Gwendolyn Robles, MLS, MBA
Coordinator, Pediatric Pathology