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University of Alabama at Birmingham

James Rob Hackney, M.D.
Director, Pathology Residency Training Program
UAB | The University of Alabama at Birmingham
Department of Pathology
WP P220 619 19th St S
Birmingham, AL 35233-7331
Tel: (205) 975-7840
Fax: (205) 975-7548
E-mail: jrhackney@uabmc.edu


Anatomic and Clinical Pathology Residency ProgramEdit

Residency CoordinatorEdit

Monica Henderson
UAB | The University of Alabama at Birmingham
HSB 175H | 508 20th St South | Birmingham, AL 35249-6823
205-934-4060 | F: 205-975-7548 | mbhenderson@uabmc.edu

Other Notable FacultyEdit

Jennifer Gordetsky, M.D.
Assistant Director, Pathology Residency Training Program
Lance Williams, M.D.
Assistant Director, Pathology Residency Training Program

Program InfoEdit

UAB's Department of Pathology offers flexible and individually-tailored programs in Anatomic Pathology and Clinical Pathology, or combined AP/CP, leading to board eligibility in each area. Residency training in each are encompasses the understanding of disease at macroscopic, microscopic, and molecular levels. Electives, including specialty fellowships, clinical research fellowships, and other approved training, are available to satisfy board requirements.
  • ACGME Accredited? Yes
  • Sponsors Visas? Yes. J1 ECFMG and H1-B
  • Allows External Electives? Yes
  • Number of residents (per year / total): 6-8/27
  • Vacation Time (annually):
Vist the UAB Pathology website regarding Pathology Resident benefits

Pathology Residency Benefits

Visit UAB Physician Salary & Benefits

UAB School of Medicine Residents

  • Core rotations done at which hospitals? How many core rotations at each hospital?

Surgical Pathology, including rotations at the Birmingham VA Medical Center, Autopsy, Transfusion Medicine/Blood Bank, GI, Cytology, Neuropathology, Pediatric Pathology, Forensic Pathology, Chemistry, Hematopathology, Microbiology, Immunology, Coagulation, Molecular Diagnostics/Cytogenetics, AP and CP Elective Rotations.

Cytopathology FellowshipEdit

The Division of Anatomic Pathology at the University of Alabama Medical Center, Birmingham, offers a one-year ACGME-approved fellowship experience in Cytopathology. Visit the website for more information UAB Pathology Fellowship Programs

Program DirectorEdit

Frida Rosenblum, M.D.

Fellowship CoordinatorEdit

Susan Mills
UAB | The University of Alabama at Birmingham
HSB 149M | 619 19th Street South | Birmingham, AL 35249-6823
P:205-975-3450| F: 205-975-7284 | smills@uabmc.edu

RequirementsEdit

  • Applicants must be AP or AP/CP Board eligible, or Board certified. Graduates of medical schools approved by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) and those who are Board certified will be given preference.

ApplicationsEdit

  • Submit application 12 to 24 months prior to initiation of training along with curriculum vitae and three letters of recommendation, including one from current program director to: path-apfellowship@uabmc.edu.
Address letters of recommendation to:
Frida Rosenblum, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Pathology
Director, Cytopathology Fellowship
Department of Pathology
The University of Alabama at Birmingham
619 19th Street South, HSB 149M
Birmingham, AL 35249-6823

Dermatopathology FellowshipEdit

This one-year ACGME Dermatopathology fellowship is sponsored jointly by the Departments of Dermatology and Pathology of the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. Visit the website for more information Dermatopathology Fellowship Programs

Program DirectorEdit

Andrzej Slominski, M.D., Ph.D

Dermatopathology Fellowship CoordinatorEdit

Regina Farmer
rlfarmer@uabmc.edu

RequirementsEdit

  • Candidates must be board-certified or eligible for certification in Anatomic Pathology, AP/CP or Dermatology.

ApplicationsEdit

  • Email Regina Farmer at rlfarmer@uabmc.edu. Applicants are encourage to complete their applications as soon as possible.</u>

Forensic Pathology FellowshipEdit

The Pathology Department of the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the Jefferson County Coroner/Medical Examiner Office offer a one-year accredited fellowship training program in forensic pathology. Visit the UAB Pathology Fellowship Programs website for more information UAB Pathology Fellowship Programs

Program DirectorEdit

Daniel Dye, M.D.

Fellowship CoordinatorEdit

Susan Mills
UAB | The University of Alabama at Birmingham
HSB 149M | 619 19th Street South | Birmingham, AL 35249-6823
P:205-975-3450| F: 205-975-7284 | smills@uabmc.edu

RequirementsEdit

  • Successful completion of accredited pathology residency training program in either anatomic pathology at anatomic/clinical pathology.

ApplicationsEdit

  • Submit application 12 to 24 months prior to initiation of training along with curriculum vitae and three letters of recommendation, including one from current program director to: path-apfellowship@uabmc.edu.
Address letters of recommendation to:
Daniel Dye, M.D., Assistant Professor of Pathology
Director, Forensic Pathology Fellowship
Department of Pathology
The University of Alabama at Birmingham
619 19th Street South, HSB 149M
Birmingham, AL 35249-6823

Gastrointestinal/Hepatobiliary Fellowship & Transplant Pathology FellowshipEdit

The Division of Anatomic Pathology at the University of Alabama Medical Center, Birmingham, offers a one-year fellowship experience in Gastrointestinal and Hepatobiliary Pathology. Visit the UAB Pathology Fellowship Programs website for more information UAB Pathology Fellowship Programs

Program DirectorEdit

Sameer Al Diffalha, M.D.

Fellowship CoordinatorEdit

Susan Mills
UAB | The University of Alabama at Birmingham
HSB 149M | 619 19th Street South | Birmingham, AL 35249-6823
P:205-975-3450| F: 205-975-7284 | smills@uabmc.edu

RequirementsEdit

  • MD degree and completion of pathology core requirements (3 years of AP or 4 years of combined AP/CP training.

ApplicationsEdit

  • Submit application 12 to 24 months prior to initiation of training along with curriculum vitae and three letters of recommendation, including one from current program director to: path-apfellowship@uabmc.edu.
Address letters of recommendation to:
Sameer Al Diffalha, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Pathology
Director, GI Pathology Fellowship
Department of Pathology
The University of Alabama at Birmingham
619 19th Street South, HSB 149M
Birmingham, AL 35249-6823

Hematopathology FellowshipEdit

The Hematopathology Fellowship at The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is a one-year program which is fully accredited for subspecialty board certification. Visit the UAB Pathology Fellowship Programs website for more information UAB Pathology Fellowship Programs

Program DirectorEdit

Deniz Peker, M.D.

Fellowship CoordinatorEdit

Susan Mills
UAB | The University of Alabama at Birmingham
HSB 149M | 619 19th Street South | Birmingham, AL 35249-6823
P:205-975-3450| F: 205-975-7284 | smills@uabmc.edu

RequirementsEdit

  • Applicants must be Board Eligible in Pathology.

ApplicationsEdit

  • Submit application 12 to 24 months prior to initiation of training along with curriculum vitae and three letters of recommendation, including one from current program director to: path-apfellowship@uabmc.edu.
Address letters of recommendation to:
Deniz Peker, M.D.
Associate Professor of Pathology
Director, Hematopathology Fellowship
Department of Pathology
The University of Alabama at Birmingham
619 19th Street South, HSB 149M
Birmingham, AL 35249-6823


Molecular Genetic Pathology FellowshipEdit

The University of Alabama at Birmingham Departments of Pathology and Genetics jointly offer a one-year ACGME accredited fellowship in molecular genetic pathology. Visit the UAB Pathology Fellowship Programs website for more information UAB Pathology Fellowship Programs

Program DirectorEdit

Shuko Harada, M.D.

Fellowship CoordinatorEdit

Susan Mills
UAB | The University of Alabama at Birmingham
HSB 149M | 619 19th Street South | Birmingham, AL 35249-6823
P:205-975-3450| F: 205-975-7284 | smills@uabmc.edu

RequirementsEdit

  • Applicants must be AP, CP or AP/C or medical genetics Board eligible, or Board certified.

ApplicationsEdit

  • Submit application 12 to 24 months prior to initiation of training along with curriculum vitae and three letters of recommendation, including one from current program director to: path-apfellowship@uabmc.edu.
Address letters of recommendation to:
Shuko Harada, M.D.
Associate Professor of Pathology
Director, Molecular Genetic Pathology Fellowship
Department of Pathology
The University of Alabama at Birmingham
619 19th Street South, HSB 149M
Birmingham, AL 35249-6823

Neuropathology FellowshipEdit

The Neuropathology Fellowship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham is accredited by the ACGME and meets the requirements towards board certification in neuropathology. Visit the UAB Pathology Fellowship Programs website for more information UAB Pathology Fellowship Programs

Program DirectorEdit

Kenneth B. Fallon, M.D.

Fellowship CoordinatorEdit

Susan Mills
UAB | The University of Alabama at Birmingham
HSB 149M | 619 19th Street South | Birmingham, AL 35249-6823
P:205-975-3450| F: 205-975-7284 | smills@uabmc.edu

RequirementsEdit

  • Board eligibility or certification in anatomic pathology or AP/CP; additionally, a license to practice medicine in Alabama, which requires successful completion of USMLE Steps 1, 2, and 3, is needed.

ApplicationsEdit

  • Submit application 12 to 24 months prior to initiation of training along with curriculum vitae and three letters of recommendation, including one from current program director to: path-apfellowship@uabmc.edu.
Address letters of recommendation to:
Kenneth B. Fallon, M.D.
Associate Professor of Pathology
Director, Neuropathology Fellowship
Department of Pathology
The University of Alabama at Birmingham
619 19th Street South, HSB 149M
Birmingham, AL 35249-6823

Surgical Pathology FellowshipEdit

The Division of Anatomic Pathology at the University of Alabama Medical Center, Birmingham, offers a one-year fellowship experience in Diagnostic Surgical Pathology. Visit the UAB Pathology Fellowship Programs website for more information UAB Pathology Fellowship Programs

Program DirectorEdit

Shi Wei, M.D., Ph.D.

Fellowship CoordinatorEdit

Susan Mills
UAB | The University of Alabama at Birmingham
HSB 149M | 619 19th Street South | Birmingham, AL 35249-6823
P:205-975-3450| F: 205-975-7284 | smills@uabmc.edu

RequirementsEdit

  • MD Degree, license to practice medicine in the State of Alabama, and completion of pathology core requirements (3 yrs of AP or 4 yrs of combined AP/CP training). Most fellows are in their 5th postgraduate level of training.

ApplicationsEdit

  • Submit application 12 to 24 months prior to initiation of training along with curriculum vitae and three letters of recommendation, including one from current program director to: path-apfellowship@uabmc.edu.
Address letters of recommendation to:
Shi Wei, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Pathology
Director, Surgical Pathology Fellowship
Department of Pathology
The University of Alabama at Birmingham
619 19th Street South, HSB 149M
Birmingham, AL 35249-6823

Blood Banking/Transfusion Medicine FellowshipEdit

This one-year ACGME-accredited fellowship provides experience in a large academic hospital transfusion medicine, apheresis, and coagulation service at the University of Alabama of Birmingham Hospital, including patient blood management (PBM), pre-transfusion testing, investigation of antibody problems and transfusion reactions, component therapy, hemostasis consultation, therapeutic apheresis, including photopheresis, transplantation immunogenetics, and HLA. Visit the UAB Pathology Fellowship Programs website for more information UAB Pathology Fellowship Programs

Program DirectorEdit

Marisa Marques, M.D.

Fellowship CoordinatorEdit

Susan Mills
UAB | The University of Alabama at Birmingham
HSB 149M | 619 19th Street South | Birmingham, AL 35249-6823
P:205-975-3450| F: 205-975-7284 | smills@uabmc.edu

RequirementsEdit

  • Candidates should be Board-eligible or Board-certified in Clinical Pathology or other major specialty board such as Anesthesiology, Medicine or Pediatrics and have an unrestricted Alabama license prior to starting fellowship.

ApplicationsEdit

  • Submit application 12 to 24 months prior to initiation of training along with curriculum vitae and three letters of recommendation, including one from current program director to: path-apfellowship@uabmc.edu.
Address letters of recommendation to:
Marisa Marques, M.D.
Professor of Pathology
Director, Blood Banking/Transfusion Medicine Fellowship
Department of Pathology
The University of Alabama at Birmingham
619 19th Street South, HSB 149M
Birmingham, AL 35249-6823

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