Genitourinary Clinical Fellowship Program

Genitourinary Pathology Environment

The training program in genitourinary pathology utilizes two hospitals, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Health System - Presbyterian and Shadyside. Both are adult general medical - surgical hospitals with a combined bed capacity of 900 beds. The Genitourinary Pathology Division is a subspecialty under the Department of Anatomic Pathology. There are four specialized genitourinary pathologists within the division who also have other responsibilities in general surgical pathology, cytology, informatics and medical renal biopsy pathology. The pathology department examines approximately 30,000 surgical specimens annually of which 5000 are from the genitourinary region, and 12,000 cytologies, the majority of which are fine needle aspirates and body fluids (including urinary cytologies).

The Division of Urology provides specimens for diagnostic and research purposes obtained from surgical management of neoplastic and non-neoplastic disorders of the prostate, urinary bladder, kidney, testis and other urogenital sites.

There are many ongoing collaborations between our division and other divisions in the medical center including Genitourinary Medical Oncology, Urologic Basic Research and Urology.

Numerous teaching, clinical and research conferences are held weekly. These include a genitourinary conference held in conjunction with the Division of Urology, prostate and bladder cancer research conferences, and frequent outside speakers.