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Jackson Memorial Hospital/Jackson Health System Program

Carol K Petito, MD Univ of Miami Jackson Memorial Med Ctr Dept of Pathology Holtz Bldg Rm 2044 1611 NW 12th Ave Miami, FL 33136

Tel: (305) 585-8970 Fax: (305) 585-5311

E-mail: cpetito@med.miami.edu

Anatomic and Clinical Pathology Residency ProgramEdit

PROGRAMS OFFERED

The Jackson Memorial Health System Pathology Residency Training Program is a four-year intergrated program in anatomic pathology and clinical pathology. Over 30 full-time faculty members participate in the educational pogram of the Department of Pathology. Training in anatomic pathology includes autopsy pathology, subspeciality surgical pathology, cytopathology as well as rotations in pediatric pathology, neuropathology, hematopathology, dermatopathology, immunopathology and forensic pathology.

Training in clinical pathology includes rotations in chemical pathology, hematology, laboratory management, medical microbiology, immunology, coagulation, and blood banking/transfusion medicine. Included in the clinical pathology training program is experience in virology, radioimmunoassay, flow cytometry, cytogenetics and molecular biology. The Department of Pathology stresses active involvement with the clinical staff in patient care, along with participation in intra- and interdepartmental conferences, medical student teaching, and research. This training program fulfills the current requirements of the American Board of Pathology. The

Department of Pathology also offers fellowships in blood banking / transfusion medicine, cytopathology, hematopathology, pediatric pathology, molecular pathology / genetics and surgical pathology subspecialities (see fellowship program descriptions).

TYPES AND NUMBERS OF APPOINTMENTS

Twenty-one pathology residencies and nine fellowships.

FACILITIES

The program utilizes the facilities of Jackson Memorial Hospital (1,500 beds), the Veterans' Affairs Hospital (900 beds), the University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Miami Hospital and the Dade County Medical Examiner's Office, all of which are located within an 8-square block of downtown Miami. There are approximately 250 autopsies; 60,000 surgical specimens; 40,000 cytology examinations, and over 8,000,000 laboratory tests yearly. Adjacent to the medical complex, the University of Miami Medical School Library offers 70,000 volumes, more than 119,000 journals and full computerized informational services. Library privileges are also extended by the main campus of the University (1,800,000 volumes).

COMMUNITY

Miami and surrounding Dade County, with its semitropical climate and international flavor, is a city of 1,700,000 people. Sailing on Biscayne Bay, jogging the "Vita Courses" in the parks, and bicycling on the extensive bikeway system are year-round activities. Symphony orchestra, professional opera, live theater, and a variety of tourist attractions are offered.

STIPENDS AND MAINTENANCE

Annual stipends in 2015-16: first year residents: $51,250.04, second year residents: $52,948.90, third year residents: $55,028.94, fourth year residents: $57,201.00 and fifth year residents: $ 59,541.96. Hospitalization insurance is provided for the resident, spouse and children. Disability, life, and professional liability insurance are covered by the hospital, as is ambulatory medical care. Residents are also furnished with professional uniforms (white laboratory coats), parking and on-call meal tickets.


Address inquiries to:

Conswella Robinson

Pathology Residency Training Program

University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Holtz Children’s Hospital | 1611 NW 12th Ave, 2nd Floor, Suite 2044 | Miami, FL 33136

Phone: 305-585-8381 | Fax: 305-585-2598 |

Email: c.robinson1@med.miami.edu

Web site: http://path.med.miami.edu

Cytopathology FellowshipEdit

Description: This one-year fellowship program is designed to provide comprehensive training in diagnostic cytology. Our laboratory is located at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center which provides service to over 65,000 inpatients and more than 300,000 out-patients, annually. We evaluate approximately 26,000 cases per year, of which 7,000 are non-gynecologic, including over 2,500 fine needle aspirations. The location of our laboratory within the Department of Pathology provides ready access to a wealth of teaching material and three large libraries which offer unique patient care perspectives and research-related services. The first six months of training includes review of the wealth of diagnostic material available in Cytology teaching files and practicing first hand screening of new cases. In addition the Fellows cover Breast Health Center, Thyroid, Head & Neck and Surgical Oncology Clinics with a total of 12,000 visits a year and participate by performing FNA and immediate FNA analyses of various anatomic sites performed at our medical center. During the following six months, the Fellows assume the daily sign-out responsibilities under faculty supervision. They take an active role in teaching medical students and pathology residents, present at departmental conferences, and participate in the cytology workshops given by faculty at local and national

meetings.

Requirements: Candidates should be Board eligible or certified by the American Board of Pathology in Anatomic Pathology or AP/CP; licensed or eligible for Florida medical licensure.

Stipends: Commensurate with the level of training and experience.

Applications: Applications should be submitted by November 30 (20 months prior to start date). Candidates should submit by email the JMH/UM fellowship application, curriculum vitae and three letters of recommendation to the Fellowship Program Director and copy the Fellowship Program Coordinator.


Fellowship Program Director Monica Garcia-Buitrago M.D. University of Miami Miller School of Medicine 1611 NW 12 Avenue Holtz Center, Room 2042, Miami Florida 33136 E-mail: Monica Garcia-Buitrago M.D

Fellowships Program Coordinator Conswella Robinson, Program Coordinator Pathology Residency Training Program Department of Pathology University of Miami Miller School of Medicine/Jackson Memorial Health System Holtz Children’s Hospital | 1611 NW 12th Ave, 2nd Floor, Suite 2044 Email: Conswella Robinson

Web site: http://path.med.miami.edu/umpath/umpath.htm

Gastrointestinal Pathology FellowshipEdit

Description: The GI Pathology Fellowship program is a one-year program geared towards advance study in diagnostic surgical pathology with emphasis Gastrointestinal, Liver and Pancreas Pathology, including neoplastic and non-neoplastic diseases. The fellow will supervise resident grossing and previewing before signing out the cases with the attending pathologist, taken an active role in intraoperative consultations and be primarily responsible for clinical-pathological conferences and tumor boards. In addition to surgical pathology rotations in these areas, the fellow will have clinical rotations in Gastrointestinal, Liver and Pancreas clinics and in Cytogenetics/Molecular Biology. Lastly, the fellow will attend week-long research-oriented “boot camp” and prepare and submit at least one manuscript by the end of the fellowship year.

Requirements: Applicant must be Board eligible or certified in Anatomic/Clinical Pathology or Anatomic Pathology.

Facilities: See Pathology Residency Program for Hospital details. The GI/Liver/Pancreas service signs out approximately 10,000 surgical specimens and 2,800 fine needle aspirates per year.

Stipends: Commensurate with the applicant’s year of postgraduate training.

Staff: Monica Garcia-Buitrago M.D, Claudia Rojas M.D., Clara Milikowski, M.D,. Yao-Shan Fan M.D, Maria Abreu M.D, Paul Martin M.D and Nilesh Kashikar, MD, PhD.

Application: Applications should be submitted by November 30 (20 months prior to start date). Candidates should submit by email the JMH/UM fellowship application, curriculum vitae and three letters of recomendationto the Fellowship Program Director and copy the Fellowship Program Coordinator

Fellowship Program Director Monica Garcia-Buitrago M.D.  University of Miami Miller School of Medicine,  1611 NW 12 Avenue Holtz Center, Room 2042, Miami Florida 33136 E-mail: Monica Garcia-Buitrago M.D

Fellowships Program Coordinator Conswella Robinson, Program Coordinator Pathology Residency Training Program Department of Pathology University of Miami Miller School of Medicine/Jackson Memorial Health System Holtz Children’s Hospital | 1611 NW 12th Ave, 2nd Floor, Suite 2044  Email: Conswella Robinson


Hematopathology Fellowship
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Description:This ACGME-accredited program is a one-year program that emphasizes diagnostic skills. We offer two positions per year. The program is designed to provide the Fellow with exposure to the evaluation of pediatric and adult bone marrow and lymph node pathology amounting to 2,000 cases per year. The program also includes training in coagulation, flow cytometry, molecular biology including gene rearrangement analysis, PCR, and diagnostic interpretation, cytogenetics including FISH, immunohistochemistry and laboratory hematology.

Requirements: Applicants must be Board eligible or certified in Anatomic Pathology/Clinical Pathology or Anatomic Pathology.

Stipends: Commensurate with the applicant’s year of postgraduate training.

Staff: Francisco Vega MD PhD; Francis Ikpatt MD; Jennifer Chapman MD.

Applications: Applications for a position beginning July 1st should be received by September 1st of the preceding year. They should be sent to Dr. Francisco Vega, Director of Hematopathology, University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital. University of Miami Hospital. 1400 NW 12th Avenue, Suite 4061, Miami, FL 33136 or to Dr Francis Ikpatt, Director of the Fellowship program.

Phone: (305) 243-5760 • Fax: (305) 689-5899 • E-mail: fvega@miami.edu


Pediatric Pathology Fellowship
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This one-year fellowship program is designed to provide comprehensive training in Pediatric Pathology. Our section is located at Holtz Children’s Hospital at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center, which provides service to the following:

•Pediatric Cardiology •Maternal-Fetal Medicine •Pediatric Surgery •Neonatology •Pediatric Gastroenterology •Pediatric Hematology-oncology •Pediatric Endocrinology •Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine •Pediatric Critical Care Medicine


The location of our laboratory within the Department of Pathology provides ready access to a wealth of teaching material and two large libraries which offer unique patient care perspectives and research-related services. A large collection of glass slides and medical photographs are available to fellows and residents. The pediatric pathology fellow performs every other pediatric autopsy with emphasis in the more complicated cases. The fellow assumes the daily sign-out responsibilities under faculty supervision. There is a two-week rotation at the Cytogenetics Laboratory at Mailman Center for Child Development. The fellow is strongly encouraged to publish case reports and series of pediatric patients during the fellowship. He/she takes an active role in teaching medical students, presents at interdepartmental conferences and attends at local and national meetings.


Requirements Candidates should be Board eligible or certified by the American Board of Pathology in Anatomic Pathology or AP/CP; licensed or eligible for Florida medical licensure.


Stipends Commensurate with the level of training and experience.


Application: Applications should be submitted by November 30 (20 months prior to start date). Candidates should submit by email the JMH/UM fellowship application, curriculum vitae and three letters of recommendation to the Fellowship Program Coordinator

Fellowships Program Coordinator Conswella Robinson, Program Coordinator Pathology Residency Training Program Department of Pathology University of Miami Miller School of Medicine/Jackson Memorial Health System Holtz Children’s Hospital | 1611 NW 12th Ave, 2nd Floor, Suite 2044 Email: Conswella Robinson


Blood Banking/Transfusion Medicine Fellowship
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The fellowship is a one-year ACGME accredited program offering a complete range of Blood Banking and Transfusion Medicine training experiences at Jackson Memorial Hospital, in Miami, FL and Community Blood Center of South Florida (CBCSF). The hospital is a 1498 bed teaching facility with a level 1 trauma center, solid organ and hematopoietic progenitor cell transplantation programs, pediatric, high risk neonatal and obstetrical programs and cardiovascular surgery program. Transfusion Medicine Services at Jackson Memorial Hospital is amongst the most active hospital-based transfusion services in the country encompassing the full range of transfusion medicine activities including immunohematology, hematopoietic progenitor cell collection, processing and cryopreservation and therapeutic apheresis. Over 53,000 units of blood and components are transfused annually to hospital patients. CBCSF collects over 240,000 whole blood donations each year and provides a full range of clinical services to its customers including therapeutic apheresis, RBC reference, NMDP, and cellular therapy services. During the year, the fellow will receive training in immunohematology, transfusion therapy, coagulation, therapeutic apheresis, hematopoietic progenitor cell collection, processing and cryopreservation, HLA testing, donor collection/processing and donor center supervision. The fellowship is a hands-on experience featuring a high degree of responsibility and involvement in teaching, patient care, administration and research.

Requirements: Applicant must be board certified or eligible for certification in Clinical Pathology, Internal Medicine, Surgery, Anesthesiology or Pediatrics, and must be licensed or eligible for Florida medical licensure.

Stipends: Commensurate with year of post graduate training.

Application: Applications should be submitted by November 30 (20 months prior to start date). Candidates should submit by email the JMH/UM fellowship application, curriculum vitae and three letters of recommendation to the Fellowship Program Director and copy the Fellowship Program Coordinator

Fellowship Program Director Fellowship Program Director S. Shariatmadar, M.D. University of Miami Miller School of Medicine/Jackson Memorial Health System 1611 NW 12th Avenue, Holtz Center 2023, Miami Florida 33136 E-mail: S. Shariatmadar, M.D.

Fellowships Program Coordinator Conswella Robinson, Program Coordinator Pathology Residency Training Program Department of Pathology University of Miami Miller School of Medicine/Jackson Memorial Health System Holtz Children’s Hospital | 1611 NW 12th Ave, 2nd Floor, Suite 2044 Email: Conswella Robinson


Genitourinary Pathology Fellowship
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The Genitourinary Pathology Fellowship program is a one-year program geared towards advance study in diagnostic surgical pathology with emphasis in Bladder, Prostate, Kidney, Testis and Penile pathology, including neoplastic diseases of adults and children. The fellow will supervise resident grossing and previewing before signing out the cases with the attending pathologist. Taken an active role in intraoperative consultations and be primarily responsible for clinical-pathological conferences and tumor boards. In addition to surgical pathology rotations in these areas, the fellow will have clinical rotations in urology, radiation-oncology, and medical oncology clinics and in Cytogenetics/Molecular Biology. Lastly the fellow will attend week-long research-oriented “boot camp” and prepare and submit a least one manuscript by the end of the fellowship year.

Requirements: Applicant must be Board eligible or certified in Anatomic/Clinical Pathology or Anatomic Pathology.

Facilities: See Pathology residency Program for Hospital details. The Genitourinary service signs out approximately 2,500 surgical specimens per year.

Stipends: Commensurate with the applicant’s year of postgraduate training.

Application: Applications should be submitted by November 30 (20 months prior to start date). Candidates should submit by email the JMH/UM fellowship application, curriculum vitae and three letters of recommendation to the Fellowship Program Director and copy the Fellowship Program Coordinator

Fellowship Program Director Fellowship Program Director Merce Jorda, M.D., Ph.D., MBA University of Miami Miller School of Medicine 1400 NW 12th Ave, Room 4059, Miami Florida 33136 E-mail: Merce Jorda, M.D., Ph.D., MBA

Fellowships Program Coordinator Conswella Robinson, Program Coordinator Pathology Residency Training Program Department of Pathology University of Miami Miller School of Medicine/Jackson Memorial Health System Holtz Children’s Hospital | 1611 NW 12th Ave, 2nd Floor, Suite 2044 Email: Conswella Robinson


Head and Neck (ENT) Pathology Fellowship
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The Head and Neck Pathology Fellowship program is a one-year program geared towards advance study in diagnostic surgical pathology with emphasis on Head and Neck and Thyroid Pathology, including neoplastic and non-neoplastic diseases. The fellow will supervise resident grossing and previewing before signing out the cases with the attending pathologist and will take an active role in intra-operative consultations. The fellow is primarily responsible for the consultative services and the multidisciplinary clinical-pathological conferences for Head and Neck and Thyroid Oncology. In addition to surgical pathology rotations in these areas, the fellow will have clinical rotations in Head and Neck and Thyroid clinics. Elective rotations are available with opportunities for clinical and translational research as well as training in Laboratory Management and Pathology Informatics

Requirements: Applicant must be Board eligible or certified in Anatomic/Clinical Pathology or Anatomic Pathology.

Facilities: Jackson Memorial Hospital (JMH), Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center (SCCC) and University of Miami Hospital (UMH).

Stipends: Commensurate with the applicant’s year of postgraduate training.

Staff: Carmen Gomez-Fernandez MD; O. Oleksandr Kryvenko MD; Jennifer Chapman MD.

Application: Applications should be submitted by November 30 (20 months prior to start date). Candidates should submit by email the JMH/UM fellowship application, curriculum vitae and three letters of recommendation to the Fellowship Program Director and copy the Fellowship Program Coordinator

Fellowship Program Director Fellowship Program Director Carmen R. Gomez-Fernandez, M.D. University of Miami Miller School of Medicine 1400 NW 12th Ave, Room 4068, Miami Florida 33136 E-mail: Carmen R. Gomez-Fernandez, M.D.

Fellowships Program Coordinator Conswella Robinson, Program Coordinator Pathology Residency Training Program Department of Pathology University of Miami Miller School of Medicine/Jackson Memorial Health System Holtz Children’s Hospital | 1611 NW 12th Ave, 2nd Floor, Suite 2044 Email: Conswella Robinson


Breast and Gynecologic Pathology Fellowship
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The Breast and Gynecologic pathology fellowship is a one-year, ACGME-approved position designed to provide advanced in-depth training in Breast and Gynecologic pathology from three major institutions, including a multidisciplinary cancer center, tertiary care county and private hospitals, as well as multiple primary care satellite clinics. The Breast/ Gynecologic fellow will take on an active role in the clinical diagnostic rotations in the Breast and Gynecologic pathology specialties, including Gynecologic cytopathology, and will rotate through the Breast and Gynecologic imaging services. In addition, the curriculum includes core training in Laboratory Management and Pathology Informatics. Elective rotations are available with opportunities for clinical and translational research. The fellow is primarily responsible for the consultative services and the multidisciplinary clinical-pathological conferences for Breast and GYN Oncology. It is expected that he/she will participate in national meetings and submit at least one paper for publication in a peer-reviewed journal.

Requirements: Applicant must be Board eligible or certified in Anatomic/Clinical Pathology or Anatomic Pathology.

Facilities: See Pathology Residency Program for Hospital details. The Breast and Gynecologic pathology services signs out approximately 11,000 surgical specimens per year.

Stipends: Commensurate with the applicant’s year of postgraduate training.

Application: Applications should be submitted by November 30 (20 months prior to start date). Candidates should submit by email the JMH/UM fellowship application, curriculum vitae and three letters of recommendation to the Fellowship Program Director and copy the Fellowship Program Coordinator

Fellowship Program Director Fellowship Program Director Carmen R. Gomez-Fernandez, M.D. University of Miami Miller School of Medicine 1400 NW 12th Ave, Room 4068, Miami Florida 33136 E-mail: Carmen R. Gomez-Fernandez, M.D.

Fellowships Program Coordinator Conswella Robinson, Program Coordinator Pathology Residency Training Program Department of Pathology University of Miami Miller School of Medicine/Jackson Memorial Health System Holtz Children’s Hospital | 1611 NW 12th Ave, 2nd Floor, Suite 2044 Email: Conswella Robinson


Molecular Genetic Pathology Fellowship
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The molecular genetic pathology fellowship is an ACGME accredited one-year clinical fellowship designed to train pathologists or clinical medical geneticists for a career in molecular genetic pathology. Fellows rotate through several clinics and laboratory sites at Jackson Memorial Hospital/Jackson Health System and the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, including the Sylvester Cancer Center, John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics (HIHG), the UM Biomedical Nanoscience Institute and others. Core rotations include benign and malignant hematology/hematopathology, solid tumors, vascular biology and hemostasis, infectious diseases, cytogenetics, medical genetics, laboratory management and compliance, laboratory informatics, clinical ethics, forensics, HLA typing. A rotation involving hands-on exposure to basic molecular methods will be included. Fellows will rotate throughout the year through a diverse array of centers of clinical practice (e.g. hemophilia clinic, inherited cancers clinic, etc.) that interface with the laboratory aspects of molecular genetic pathology. As training progresses, fellows will participate in laboratory test development and translational research and will assume progressively more responsibility for interactions with clinicians and other pathologists and test interpretation.

Requirements: Pathology applicants must be Board eligible or certified in Anatomic Pathology, Anatomic/Clinical Pathology, Clinical Pathology or Clinical Medical Genetics.

Stipends: Commensurate with the applicant’s year of postgraduate training.

Fellowship Program Director David M. Andrews, M.D. University of Miami Miller School of Medicine 1611 NW 12 Avenue Holtz Center, Room 2026, Miami Florida 33136 E-mail: David M. Andrews, M.D.

Fellowships Program Coordinator Conswella Robinson, Program Coordinator Pathology Residency Training Program Department of Pathology University of Miami Miller School of Medicine/Jackson Memorial Health System Holtz Children’s Hospital | 1611 NW 12th Ave, 2nd Floor, Suite 2044 Email: Conswella Robinson


Comment 1: 4/12/12


Residency Program Name: UM Jackson Memorial Hospital


Residency Program Director:

  • Carol Petito

Number of residents (per year / total):

  • 4-6

Visas Sponsored:

  • J-1 Visas

Pros:

  • Great cases, nice people, lots of flexibility.

Cons:

  • Extreme lack of organization

Average work hours on surg path?

  • 55-70

Are you allowed to do external rotations?

  • Yes.

Famous Faculty:

Do you feel you have:


Adequate preview time?

  • Yes

Adequate support staff (P.A.’s, secretarial, etc.)?

  • Yes.

Adequate AP Teaching?

  • Yes

Adequate CP Teaching?

  • Yes.

Are Fellowship Programs Offered? Please list:

  • Yes

CAP Standardized Fellowship Application Accepted?

  • Yes

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