The Department of Pathology Residency Program -
Pediatric Pathology at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

Residents spend a three-month required rotation in the Department of Pathology at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. At the end of the rotation, residents are expected to have a general familiarity with the range of gross and microscopic findings characteristic of pediatric pathology cases and with the appropriate application to the diagnosis of electron microscopy, immunoperoxidase, immunofluorescence, and in situ hybridization.

During a typical rotation, a resident sees 400 to 500 surgical specimens, provides ten to twelve operating room consultations, and carries out six to eight autopsies. Residents participate in all intradepartmental and hospital-wide conferences, with ample opportunity for presentations and case discussions.

Research Emphasis

The division's research interests include antibody mediated rejection of human orthoptic liver allografts, image analysis of germ cell tumors, and immunohistochemical studies of pediatric tumors.

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