Department of Pathology

Pathology Fellowship Programs

The Pathology Fellowship Programs at Montefiore Einstein offer trainees a collegial learning environment that fosters collaboration, mentorship, creativity and excellence in clinical, scientific and academic settings. Hailing from among the world’s most prestigious medical institutions, our faculty and fellows provide evidence-based, high-quality care to a diverse and largely underserved Bronx patient population. Graduates leave our program well prepared and confident in their ability to perform as highly skilled, compassionate diagnostic clinicians, physician-scientists and valued members of any healthcare team. 

Dr. Antonio Cajigas, Cytopathology Fellowship Program Director

Why our program could be right for you

Our curriculum offers fellows groundbreaking, state-of-the-art laboratory techniques and cutting-edge approaches to diagnostic medicine, as well as frequent opportunities for independent research. Fellows are supported by faculty members committed to helping them bring their scientific vision to life. Novel research projects are featured in departmental works-in-progress sessions, presented at professional meetings, published in peer-reviewed journals and entered in award competitions. 

What sets Montefiore Einstein apart

At Montefiore Einstein, we are guided by a mission to heal, to teach, to discover and to advance the health of the communities we serve. Comprising 11 member hospitals and more than 300 specialty care sites, Montefiore Health System provides highly specialized, coordinated care for diverse populations in the New York region, across the country and globally.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine, home to nearly 1,000 students in its MD, PhD and combined MD/PhD programs, is one of the nation’s preeminent centers for research, medical education and clinical investigation. Through the joint efforts of Montefiore Health System and Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Einstein is able to advance research and accelerate discoveries, benefiting patients and ensuring access to state-of-the-art healthcare for all.  

  • Montefiore’s medical specialties ranked as top 1% in the nation by U.S. News & World Report
  • Children’s Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM) recognized as one of “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals” by U.S. News & World Report
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine ranked a top 50 “Best Medical School for Research in the Country, 2023” by U.S. News & World Report 
  • The National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded Einstein $201M+ in research funding in 2022, placing Einstein in the top 50 among 142 schools of medicine
  • 700+ clinical trials 
Catherine C. Skae, MD, Vice President and Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education

Graduate Medical Education at Montefiore Einstein

Representing one of the top 10 largest medical and surgical training programs in the country, Montefiore Health System and our Albert Einstein College of Medicine provide postgraduate clinical training to more than 1,400 residents and fellows per year. Clinicians across Montefiore Einstein’s numerous educational programs actively mentor and cultivate a new generation of healthcare leaders. 

Our mission to improve access and quality of care for our diverse community draws residents and fellows from top medical, dental and PA schools from around the world. We develop and expand programs designed to advance teamwork, communication and decision-making, and our progressive focus on comprehensive care provides an ideal training ground for our residents and fellows.

To make the process of working and training at Montefiore Einstein more seamless, we offer a variety of services for our house staff, physician assistants and interns, including assistance with credentialing and orientation, institutional resources, visas, contracts, HR documents, payroll, notary services and specialty training and certifications. 

Montefiore Einstein by the numbers

7.7 million+

patient interactions annually  

1.1 million+

patients annually, representing the largest network in the Bronx, Westchester and the Hudson Valley


specialty care locations, with more coming soon



Laboratory testing for disease diagnoses and health maintenance

Montefiore Einstein’s Anatomic Pathology (AP) Division services multiple sites, including the Moses Campus. Trainees rotate among three core hospitals, which together comprise over 1,500 beds and process over 60,000 surgical specimens, 43,500 cytology specimens (including fine needle aspirations) and 250 autopsies annually. The Clinical Pathology (CP) Division comprises laboratories in many specialty areas, including microbiology, clinical chemistry, transfusion medicine, molecular pathology, cytogenetics, stem cell transplantation, human leukocyte antigen (HLA), hematology and biochemical genetics. Our clinical laboratories conduct more than 10 million tests per year. 

An academic hospital adjacent to our Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Jack D. Weiler Hospital is a 421-bed hospital located in the Pelham Parkway/Morris Park section of the Bronx. Weiler, which is positioned within the Einstein Campus, benefits from its close proximity to Albert Einstein College of Medicine and the Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care. Residents rotate through anatomic pathology (typically gynecologic and breast pathology), laboratory management, clinical chemistry and transfusion medicine.

A world-renowned faculty

Michael B. Prystowsky, MD, PhD

University Chair, Pathology
Professor, Pathology

Rizwan C. Naeem, MBBS, FACMG

Director, Molecular Pathology
Director, Molecular Genetic Pathology Fellowship Program
Director, Laboratory Genetics and Genomics Fellowship Program
Professor, Pathology

Rouzan G. Karabakhtsian, MD, PhD, FCAP

Director, Women's Health Pathology Fellowship Program
Professor, Pathology

Bijal Amin, MD

Director, Dermatopathology Fellowship Program
Associate Professor, Pathology
Associate Professor, Dermatology

Qiang Liu, MD

Director, Gastrointestinal and Liver Pathology Fellowship Program
Associate Professor, Pathology

Yang Shi, MD, PhD

Director, Hematopathology Fellowship Program
Associate Professor, Pathology

An unmatched diversity of experience

As a premier academic medical center serving the Bronx, Westchester and the Hudson Valley, Montefiore Einstein offers its postgraduate trainees comprehensive exposure to a broad diversity of patients and pathologies. The diverse range of experience available prepares our postgraduate trainees for future careers in their chosen field, be it in the research or clinical and/or non-clinical setting.

Pathology Fellowship Programs


Fellowship Program


Fellowship Program

Gastrointestinal and Liver Pathology

Fellowship Program


Fellowship Program

Laboratory Genetics and Genomics

Fellowship Program

Molecular Genetic Pathology

Fellowship Program

Women’s Health Pathology

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Live and work close to the best of everything

The Bronx, New York City’s northernmost borough, is a culturally rich neighborhood placed at the intersection of Manhattan and its surrounding regions. Our postgraduate trainees typically live in hospital housing or off-site in nearby Riverdale, Lower Westchester or Manhattan, and have access to an unmatched diversity of experiences beyond the program itself. 

In the Bronx, with its ample parks and gardens, you’ll learn first-hand why it’s known as “the City’s Greenest Borough.” The neighborhood offers plenty of local food, art, sports and culture, and is just a subway ride away from Manhattan’s famed theaters, museums and attractions. 

As a resident of the Tri-State region, you’ll have unmatched access to the city’s cultural offerings, not to mention the bounty of outdoor excursions that are available just beyond. Day-trips and weekend excursions to the Hudson Valley, Catskills, Long Island or New Jersey provide ample opportunities for swimming, hiking, biking, skiing and other seasonal activities. 

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Montefiore Einstein recognizes that having a diverse and inclusive institution is critical to success, and we reaffirm our fervent commitment to fostering a culture in which diversity is a central tenet.



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