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Outstanding Performance in 2012 American Board of Pathology Examinations (AP / CP)
Outstanding Performance in 2012 ASCP Residents In-Service Examination (RISE)
Our four-year ACGME AP/CP Residency Program is fully accredited with no citations.
Effective April 17, 2009, our AP/CP Training Program received continued accreditation for four years with no citations by the Residency Review Committee for Pathology of the ACGME. The Committee commended Dr. Peter Howanitz, the Program Director, and his staff on the “significant improvements made over the last two years, including the excellent departmental leadership, the strong variety of cases, and the formally assigned faculty mentors for residents.”
Four New Residents Joined Our Program July 1, 2012
Eric Cochran received his MD from Technion Israel lnstitute of Technology, Israel.
Remegio Maglanatay, Jr. received his MD from the University of the Philippines.
Jia Qin received her BM from China Medical University. Subsequently, she earned a Ph.D. in Cell and Molecular Physiology at the Strictch School of Medicine at Loyola University Chicago.
Lili Lee, Fang Zhou, Anthony Simms, Rosemary Wieczorek, Yanan Fang, Antonio Subietas-Mayol, Beverly Wang, Patricia Heller, Hongying Huang, Zhiheng Pei, Iman Osman, Shane Meehan, and Peng Lee. (2011) Metastatic balloon cell malignant melanoma: a case report and literature review. Int J Clin Exp Pathol. 4(3): 315–321.
Matthew R. Pincus, MD, PhD, Donghong Cai, MD. Henry's Clinical Diagnosis and Management by Laboratory Methods
Zhang X, Gupta R, Nicastri AD. Bladder adenocarcinoma following gastrocystoplasty. J Pediatr Urol. 2010, 6(5):525-527
Zhang X, Ouyang J, Kim Y-D. Large cecal lipoma mimicking malignancy. World J Gastrointest Oncol. 2010, 2(7):304-306
Zhang X, Travis WD. Pulmonary lymphangioleiomyomatosis. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2010 (In press)
Zhang X, Axiotis CA. Thyroid-type carcinoma of Struma Ovarii. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2010, 134(5):786-91
Zhang X, Ouyang J, Wieczorek R, DeSoto F. Iron medication-induced gastric mucosal injury. Pathol Res Pract. 2009, 205 (8):579-581
Ouyang J, Dalal S, Blumenthal D, et al. Myocardial infarction, congestive heart failure and septicemia: rare complications of exertional rhabdomyolysis in a patient with sickle cell trait. Federal Practitioner, 2009, 26, (4): 14-26.
Zhang X, Wang Z, Axiotis CA. Testicular hamartomata in complete androgen insensitivity syndrome. Arch Pathol Lab Med, 2010, 134(9): 1356-1357. CAP’10 annual meeting. Sep. 26-29, 2010. Chicago, IL, USA
Zhang X, Oultache A, Axiotis CA. Plasmablastic lymphoma: usual and unusual presentations. Arch Pathol Lab Med, 2010, 134(9): 1381. CAP’10 annual meeting. Sep. 26-29, 2010. Chicago, IL, USA
Zhang X. Cardiac transthyretin amyloidosis and oxidant stress. China Heart Congress/International Heart Forum. Aug. 12-15, 2010. Beijing, China
Malhotra S, Howanitz PJ, Howanitz JH, Alfaro S. Comparative cost analysis of point of care and central laboratory glucose testing. AABB (American Association of Blood Banks) meeting, Baltimore, 2010.
Malholtra S, Valencia GB, Miller ST, Kang SH, Gloster ES. Neonatal hemoglobinuria secondary to glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G-6-PD) deficiency mimicking a hemolytic transfusion reaction. AABB (American Association of Blood Banks) meeting, Baltimore, 2010.
Yang X, Wang H, Taylor R, Axiotis CA. Plasmacytoid variant urothelial carcinoma: E-cadherin and beta-catenin. To be presented at College of American Pathologists meeting, 2010.
Yang X, Zhang X. Melanoma with an unusual immunophenotypic profile. To be presented at College of American Pathologists meeting, 2010.
Zhang X, Gottesman SR, Wang H, Axiotis CA, Pulakhandam P, Gupta R. Plasmablastic lymphoma versus plasma cell leukemia with plasmablastic features: A diagnostic dilemma. ASCP 2009 annual meeting. Oct. 28 - Nov. 1, 2009, Chicago, IL, USA
Zhang X, Ouyang J, Axiotis CA. Bone marrow infiltration of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Arch Pathol Lab Med, 2009, 133(10): 1646. CAP’09 annual meeting. Oct. 11-14, 2009. Washington DC, USA
Zhang X, Schneller J, Nicastri AD. Brenner tumor with low malignant potential: the utility of p63. Arch Pathol Lab Med, 2008, 132 (9): 1508. CAP’08 annual meeting. Oct. 11-14, 2008. San Diego, CA, USA
Ouyang J, Zhang X, Axiotis CA. Langerhans cell histiocytosis: E-cadherin and Cyclin D1 (poster). Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2009 133(10): will be presented on CAP'2009
Dr. Weijie Li presented a case study, "Placental chorioangioma associated with diffuse fetal vascular malformations" at the CAP meeting, Washington, DC, October, 2009.
Fellowships starting in 2012
Xiu Yang: Cytopathology, Montefiore Medical Center, The Bronx, New York
Fellowships starting in 2011
Donghong Cai, Hematopathology, Montefiore Hospital and Medical Center, Bronx, New York
Sharvari Dalal, Cytopathology, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois
Vidhu Kaushik, Cytopathology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Nick Shillingford, Surgical/Gastrointestinal Pathology, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island
Xuchen Zhang, Xuchen: Liver/GI Pathology, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY
Fellowships starting in 2010
Patricia Ogera, Pediatric Pathology, University of South Florida, Tampa General Hospital, Tampa, Florida
Alifya Oultache, Molecular Diagnostic Pathology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering, New York, NY
Jie Ouyang, Liver/GI Pathology, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY
Hangjuin Wang, Oncologic Surgical Pathology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering, New York, NY
Fellowships starting in 2009
Fellowships starting in 2008
Pathology Residency Training Program
The main objective of our program is to train physicians to be competent practitioners of Anatomic and Clinical Pathology in a variety of settings, e.g., academic medical centers, community hospitals, and referral laboratories. Residents are expected to develop knowledge, skills, and aptitudes consistent with the six ACGME General Competencies.
Our faculty has broad-based and nationally recognized expertise in all major areas of pathology. They oversee a comprehensive didactic program that includes case and special topic presentations and lectures, textbook review, unknown slide conferences, and journal clubs. Anatomic Pathology rotations and exposures include training in autopsy pathology, surgical pathology, renal pathology, dermatopathology, forensic pathology, neuropathology, cytopathology, pediatric pathology, and electron microscopy. Clinical pathology includes training in transfusion medicine, molecular pathology, clinical chemistry, hematopathology, immunology, microbiology, laboratory management, and interpretive analysis of laboratory test results. Elective rotations offering opportunity for more in-depth training and/or clinical or basic research are available at advanced levels of training.
Trainees are encouraged to conduct clinical or basic science research, present their work at national and regional meetings, and contribute to the scientific literature. The diverse array of clinical material is ideal for case studies and other clinical research. In addition, residents may work in basic science laboratories; investigators within the department have active research programs in infrared spectroscopic imaging and diffuse optical tomography; memory, learning and neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease; cancer-related peptides and therapeutics, and immunologic aspects of asthma and HIV infection.
Types and Numbers of Appointments
Residency Rotation Schedule
Stipends and Benefits
Khaled I. Abu-Lawi PhD Clinical Associate Professor, microbiology;
Virginia Anderson MD Associate Professor, pediatric pathology;
Stephen J. deRoux MD Clinical Assistant Professor, forensic pathology;
Fidelina DeSoto MD Clinical Assistant Professor, surgical pathology;
Susan R.S. Gottesman PhD, MD Professor, hematopathology;
Edward Heilman MD Associate Professor, dermatopathology;
Peter J. Howanitz MD Professor, clinical pathology, chemical pathology;
Steven Kang, MD, Transfusion Medicine;
Josef Michl MD Associate Professor, hematology, cellular immunology;
Marshall P. Solomon DDS Clinical Professor, oral pathology;
Jonathan Somma, MD, Surgical Pathology and Cytopathology;
Carolyn Webber MD Professor Emeritus;
Rosemary Wieczorek MD Clinical Associate Professor, surgical pathology; immunopathology;
All applicants should have USMLE Step I and Step II (CK) scores of 205 or above or COMLEX scores of 85 and above. All Step exams, including Step 2 (CS) must be passed on the first attempt. Letters of Reference and interviews are required.
Applications should be received by January 15, 2013 for appointments beginning July 1, 2013.
The program will consider sponsoring J-1 visas for 2013-2014.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Do You Accept International Medical Graduates to your program?
Can I submit my application via email or by mail or in person?
Our faculty only considers applicants whose files come to us through the ERAS system. We only review those candidates’ applications that are fully complete and ready for review. If you have not submitted all of the required documents needed through ERAS, we urge you to do so at your earliest convenience to receive full consideration in the process.
Am I Required to Pass USMLE on my 1st attempt?
Do we require passing Step 3 for IMGs?
Not for an interview.
Is there a cut-off date since Medical School Graduation year?
Yes. Applicants must have graduated within the past 10 years (i.e., 2001).
Do you take applicants outside the Match?
We plan to fill all our positions through the Match although we may take an occasional candidate outside the Match.
Is there a Pre-match option?
For international medical graduates only.
Do you require Interviews?
Yes, we require an interview before we consider an applicant for an appointment in our program.
Is there an Application Deadline?
To be considered for an interview and a matched position, applicants must have all their materials completed and in our hands by January 15, 2013. We begin to review candidates on a rolling basis in early October and will complete our review no later than February 15, 2013. This will give us adequate time to develop our rank order list for the match and to interview those candidates who may apply just before our deadline.
Is ECFMG Certification needed for Interview?
Not needed for interview, but must pass prior to match.
Are Observerships available?
Is on-campus housing available?
Will I receive a response to my application?
Yes. All applicants are notified in writing of the status of their application. If rejected, you will learn of that decision within one week of the faculty's meeting and review of your application. If under consideration, you will be advised within one month of your application regarding scheduling an interview or rejection.