The Department of Pathology Residency Program -
Obstetrical, Gynecological, and Neonatal Pathology at Magee-Womens Hospital

Residents at Magee-Womens Hospital acquire knowledge and skill in gynecological pathology through broad exposure to gynecological pathology material, correlation of cytology and surgical pathology specimens, and daily interaction with experienced pathologists and clinicians. Through the rotation on the perinatal autopsy service and interactions with pathology and genetics faculty working in obstetric and perinatal pathology, the resident gains experience in fetal, perinatal, and neonatal pathology, including early pregnancy loss and placental pathology. Residents participate in conferences with pathologists, gynecologists, and neonatologists and interact with clinicians in the interpretation of pathology findings and treatment options for patients.

Magee-Womens Hospital handles 19,000 surgical cases a year and processes 200 autopsies a year on neonates and stillbirths. During their perinatal pathology rotation, residents are responsible for gross and microscopic examination of specimens and acquire competence in autopsy technique and diagnosis. Spontaneous abortions, placental pathology, and fetal pathology are also part of this rotation. Regular frozen section rotations are scheduled with a staff pathologist.

Research Emphasis

The research programs are centered on gynecologic cancer and the pathogenesis of congenital abnormalities. The work involves the study of human material and experimental systems employing in vitro tissue culture techniques.

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