Pathology Informatics Fellowship Program

Mission Statement

Pathology Informatics focuses on the management and analysis of clinical and research pathology data using modern computing, communications and digital imaging techniques. The Division of Pathology Informatics at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) trains pathologists to become leaders in the development and application of informatics in academic, industry and/or community practice settings. We offer two (each 1-year duration) fellowship positions at UPMC. Our fellowships are designed for highly motivated individuals interested in becoming pioneers in the field of pathology and informatics. The Division of Pathology Informatics has dedicated faculty that cover all areas of practice. We promote superior service, academic productivity and research. Our fellows have the opportunity to gain experience in computing, databases, laboratory information systems, electronic records, digital imaging, telepathology, advanced imaging technology, system implementation, biomedical and research informatics, tissue banking, and vendor interaction, as well as project and quality management. The fellowship also focuses on covering the AMIA curriculum in preparation for clinical informatics certification. Our fellows have access to collaborate with the University of Pittsburgh Department of Biomedical Informatics. Because the field of informatics is broad, the training experience is flexible and based on the trainee's goals and interests. The fellowship has two tracks, one aimed mainly at Pathology Informatics and the other to provide fellows with exposure to more General Clinical (Enterprise) Informatics.

Requirements: Trainees may have clinical backgrounds in Pathology (three years of anatomic or clinical pathology, or four years of combined AP/CP training), equivalent training in another clinical specialty, or graduate training in biomedical science. Some experience in clinical or research computing applications or development is desirable but not required.

Types and Numbers of Appointments: The program supports two pathology informatics trainees per year. Each fellowship is of 1 year duration.

    Liron Pantanowitz, MD
    Director, Pathology Informatics Fellowship Program
    UPMC Shadyside Hospital
    Suite 201
    5150 Centre Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15232
    Office Telephone: (412) 623-3746
    Pager: (412) 623-4779
    Email Address: pantanowitzl@upmc.edu