Department of Pathology

Pathology Residency Program Virtual Tour

Our Pathology Residency Program offers world-class training in anatomic and clinical pathology under the leadership of expert pathologists and scientists. Residents engage in cutting-edge research, diagnostic and clinical consultation activities, community engagement and medical school teaching within a bustling and diverse community.

Tiffany Michele Hébert, MD, Director, Anatomic and Clinical Pathology Residency Program

Why Our Program Could Be Right for You

The goal of our program is to provide an educational environment designed to produce highly competent, compassionate healthcare professionals. We train residents to become independent thinkers, effective communicators, lifelong learners, knowledgeable teachers, successful laboratory managers and valued members of the patient care team. Our program accelerates the time required for recent graduates to enter the workforce equipped with the knowledge and professional skills needed to practice 21st-century medicine. We are committed to training a new generation of pathologists who will be leaders in their field, and who are well-prepared to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing healthcare environment.

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 200 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 and World Report
  • Children’s Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM) recognized as one of “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals” by U.S. News and World Report
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine ranked a top 50 “Best Medical School for Research in the Country, 2020” by U.S. News and World Report 
  • The National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded Einstein $178M+ in research funding in 2019, placing Einstein 34th among 142 schools of medicine
  • 380+ NIH-funded grants awarded to Einstein
  • 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

200+

specialty care locations, with more coming soon

40,000+

employees

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. 

Montefiore-Einstein’s Pathology Residency Program is a warm and supportive environment in which to learn, grow and thrive. The faculty and co-residents are receptive and inclusive.

Ukuemi Edema, MD

Pathology Resident, PGY1

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.

Every day of the Montefiore-Einstein Pathology Residency is an excellent educational and training experience, with a myriad of unique cases and support from faculty who are experts in their field.

Carlos Castrodad-Rodgriguez, MD

Pathology Resident, PGY3

An ambulatory surgery center and specialty care location

Tower Two on our Hutchinson Campus is a modern facility with 11 floors and 280,000 square feet devoted to maximized efficiency in delivery of care, including state-of-the-art ambulatory surgery ORs. Our Pathology Department benefits from spacious, well-ventilated grossing facilities with a spectacular view of the Bronx. The facility is just a short walk from our Einstein Campus and is serviced by regular shuttle transport.  

I have been fortunate to learn from my attendings about the foundations of medical research and how to instill an investigative mindset.

Mohammad Barouqa, MD

Pathology Resident, PGY4

A world-renowned faculty

Michael B. Prystowsky, MD, PhD

University Chair, Pathology
Professor, Pathology

Tiffany Michele Hébert, MD

Director, Pathology Residency Program
Site Director, Anatomic Pathology, Einstein Campus
Associate Professor, Pathology

Nicole C. Panarelli, MD

Associate Director, Pathology Residency Program
Associate Professor, Pathology

Adam Cole, MD

Director, Medical Laboratory, Jack D. Weiler Hospital and the Hutchinson Ambulatory Care Center
Associate Director, Pathology Residency Program
Assistant Professor, Pathology

Roger Fecher, MD, PhD, Kevin Kuan, MD, and Ridin Balakrishnan, MD

Pathology Chief Residents, PGY4

Jacqueline Vazquez

Administrator, Pathology Residency Program

A challenging and innovative curriculum

Montefiore-Einstein’s Pathology Residency is designed to accelerate the acquisition of knowledge and professional skills necessary to practice medicine in whatever setting the trainee chooses. Our training consists of a two-year core in anatomic and clinical pathology fundamentals and an advanced third year involving collaboration with a clinical team. A fourth year of training is customized to the resident’s unique interests and future career goals.


 

Third-year “hybrid” rotations and fourth-year opportunities

Our program is anchored by an innovative curriculum that affords residents broad exposure to all core areas of pathology and many opportunities for research. Our third-year “hybrid” rotations train residents to function as critical laboratory consultants in service of interdisciplinary clinical teams. Residents also have the unique opportunity to fully customize their fourth year of training to suit their career goals. Our program prioritizes resident wellness through a robust faculty mentorship program and a collegial work environment.

Available training programs and tracks

As part of our curriculum, we offer training programs and tracks that give our residents in-depth experience with their specialty of choice.

Residency Program Tracks

Training program

Combined Anatomic and Clinical Pathology

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Choosing Single Track Training

AP-only or CP-only Programs

Anatomic Pathology

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Clinical Pathology

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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.

Hear from our residents

As one of the top 10 largest medical and surgical training programs in the country, Montefiore-Einstein provides postgraduate clinical training to more than 1,400 residents across 106 accredited residency and fellowship programs. Here, our postgraduate trainees share their own first-hand experiences.

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. 

Drag map or zoom to explore things to do in the Bronx, Manhattan and beyond. 

Residency Application Information

We’re seeking residents who will shape the future of healthcare.

If you would like to apply to become a Pathology Resident at Montefiore-Einstein, please follow the deadlines listed in the ERAS calendar. We review applications only through ERAS and will not accept supplemental material by email. Please see our program website, the Montefiore-Einstein Pathology Residency Information Page, for answers to most questions. You may email pathology@montefiore.org with any remaining questions.

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.

Have questions? Get in touch.

Jacqueline Vazquez
Administrator, Pathology Residency Program
pathology@montefiore.org

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