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

Residents spend a six-week 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, bright and dark field immunohistochemistry, in situ hybridization and other molecular pathology techniques.

During a typical rotation, a resident sees 400 to 500 surgical specimens, provides ten intraoperative (frozen section), and carries out five to six pediatric 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 neural crest disorders, such as congenital melanocytic proliferations and associated disorders (giant melanocytic nevi and neurocutaneous melanocytosis), and Hirschsprung disease; pediatric liver tumors; histiocytic disorders; image analysis for diagnostic purposes, and studies on vascular pediatric lesions.

Previous Index Next