Head and Neck Clinical Fellowship Program

Head and Neck Pathology Environment

The training program is based in the Department of Pathology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center - Presbyterian Hospital, a 500 bed adult medical-surgical hospital. The Department examines approximately 30,000 surgical specimens annually of which 3,500 are from the head and neck, and 15,000 cytologies, the majority of which are fine-needle aspirates and body fluids.

A close working relationship with the oral pathologists at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine and with clinicians from the Eye and Ear Institute Pavilion, Center for Cranial Base Surgery, and the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute provide for additional training and clinical correlation.

State-of-the-art facilities exist in informatics, electron microscopy, flow cytometry, image analysis, in-situ hybridization, polymerase chain reaction, molecular biology and interphase cytogenetics.

Numerous teaching, clinical and research conferences are held weekly in the Departments of Pathology and Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery.