University of Chicago Program
Dept of Pathology MC0008
5841 S Maryland Ave
Chicago, IL 60637-1470
Residency Program Director: Aliya Husain, MD
Tel: (773) 834-8397
Fax: (773) 834-7644
This dermatopathology fellowship is within the section of Dermatology at the University. Dr. Christopher Shea (the section chief), Dr. Vesna Petronic-Rosic (pronounced Pet-ron-ic Roe-sich) are the two main dermatopathologists. Dr. Keyoumars Soltani signs out the immunofluorescence. All three are dermatologist-dermatopathologists.
Each year two fellows are accepted; one dermatologist and one pathologist. The service is very managable with each fellow alternating weeks on service. The off service fellow is present at preview and signout but is not responsible for the paperwork. Fellows are responsible for weekly dermpath teaching at the multiheaded scope for the dermatology residents, and bi-monthly teaching at the multiheaded scope for the pathology residents. In addition fellows are responsible for the pathology lecture series given to the dermatology residents in morning conference. Interviews occur during March of April of 16 months prior to the fellowship year.
The application can be found at http://medicine.uchicago.edu/derm/acgme_apply.html
The Standardized Fellowship Application is not currently accepted.
Fellowship positions have been filled through the 2010- 2011 academic year.
There is a single interview day where all invited candidates (6-8 people) are interviewed for the "pathology" fellowship spot. The interview day consists of welcome breakfast, tour, a few short interviews, and a session around the microscope. There is no pimping at the scope, however, participation in the signout is encouraged.
The chosen candidate will be notified approximately 1-2 weeks after the interview.
About the DermatopathologistsEdit
Dr. Christopher Shea MDEdit
|Residency||1989||Massachusetts General Hospital||Dermatology|
|Fellowship||1992||New York Hospital||Dermatopathology|
Dr. Shea is interested in cutaneous lymphoma and has a weekly lymphoma clinic. In addition he is interested in the pathology of melanocytic lesions.
Dr. Shea is interested in literature, poetry and music. He will often recite verses of poetry from Palgrave's Golden Treasury.
Dr. Vesna Petronic-RosicEdit
|MD||1989||University of Belgrade||General Medicine|
|Residency||1995||University of Belgrade||Dermatovenereology|
|Fellowship||1999||Thomas Jefferson University||Dermatopathology|
|Residency||2003||Thomas Jefferson University||Dermatology and Cutaneous Biology|
|Fellowship||2004||The University of Chicago||Dermatopathology|
Dr. Rosic interested in the correlation of clinical dermatology and Pathology. She was a dermatopathology fellow of Bernie Ackerman and as such has a particular interest in inflammatory dermatopathology.
Dr. Rosic is from Serbia and travels there yearly to visit her mother and extended family. She is married and has two children. She loves working out and is quite the movie buff.
Dr. Keyoumars SoltaniEdit
|MD||1965||University of Tehran|
|Fellowship||1972||The University of Chicago||Dermatology|
Dr. Soltani is a clinical dermatologist who specializes in Mohs surgery. He also signs out all of the departments immunofluorescence.
Personal interests: Dr. Soltani is interested in language and as such speaks many languages fluently.
At the University of Chicago Medical Center there is a separate signout for GI specimens (biopsies and bigs). Residents sign out the cases with one of the three GI pathology attendings: Dr John Hart, Dr Shu-Yuan Xiao, or Dr Jerrold Turner. The GI fellow (there may be one or two in a given year) signs out the consult cases from patients coming to the UCMC from elsewhere, and the personal consult cases of Dr Hart. The fellow also signs out all of the liver biopsy cases. The fellow participates in a number of multidisciplinary conferences (GI oncology conference, Inflammatory bowel disease conference, Liver conference, GI Grand Rounds, Pediatric GI conference, Endoscopic mucosal resection conference). Clinical or basic science research is also expected.