University of Wisconsin - Madison
Department of Pathology
1685 Highland Ave. 3170-09 J MFCB Madison, WI 53705

Sara Gross
Program Coordinator
Ph: 608.262.7158

Anatomic and Clinical Pathology Residency ProgramEdit

The University of Wisconsin pathology residency is located in Madison, Wisconsin and serves are a referal center for the area. Residents cover the University Hospital and the VA (which are adjacent to each other) as well as two private hospitals in the city of Madison. Generally, four positions in AP/CP training are avilable each year. Since 2009, AP only has also been offered and one resident is current on this track. For further information, please visit our website at

Program name:      University of Wisconsin, Madison

Program Director:  Robert Corliss, MD

Program Co-director: Erin Brooks, MD

Number of residents (per year / total):            ~5/19

Visas sponsored?   Yes (only J visas, no H visas)

Average work hours on surgical path?           60/week

Are you allowed to do external rotations? Yes

Do you feel you have:

·         Adequate preview time? Yes

·         Adequate reading time? Yes

·         Adequate support staff (PA’s, Secretarial, etc…)? Yes

·         Adequate AP Teaching? Yes

·         Adequate CP Teaching? Yes

·         Graduated responsibilities? Yes

Fellowship Programs offered:

Cytopathology, Hematopathology, Transfusion Medicine, Surgical Pathology, Molecular Genetic Pathology

Additional benefits to trainees (Book Fund, Travel Fund, Other resources):    

Books: $750/yr; Travel: $1500 for any meeting at which you present; research grants readily available.

Famous Faculty:     Ricardo Lloyd

Surgical Pathology FellowshipEdit

(1 position)

Length: 1 year

Contact: Dr. Rashmi Agni


Phone: 608) 262-6304

Cytopathology FellowshipEdit

(2 positions)

Length: 1 year

Contact: Dr. Suzanne Selvaggi


Phone: (608) 265-9160

This one year ACGME-accredited program is designed to provide comprehensive training in diagnostic cytopathology, particularly the immediate evaluation, triage and final diagnosis of fine needle aspirations (FNA’s). The cytology laboratory evaluates approximately 25000 gynecologic and 5000 non-gynecologic specimens of which 2000 are FNA’s per year. The fellow will become proficient in laboratory management, diagnostics; including the performance and interpretation of FNA’s and new technologies; including the ThinPrep Imaging System, HPV-DNA testing, and medical informatics. The cytopathology section utilizes video streaming from remote locations for immediate evaluation of FNA’s. This cutting edge experience provides fellows with comprehensive training in the new technologies benefiting cytopathology today. The department has a strong academic mission, and provides opportunities for cytology-based research, including molecular diagnostics. The fellow will participate in the education of residents and medical students on cytology rotations. Educational opportunities exist for rotation at the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene (including evaluating its large volume of gynecologic specimens, spending time in the cytogenetics laboratory, and teaching in the School of Cytotechnology). The fellow is expected to complete a research project for publication. Upon completion, the fellow will be prepared to direct a university or community-based practice cytopathology laboratory.
Requirements: Applicants must be AP or AP/CP Board eligible or board certified.
Stipends: Commensurate with the year of postgraduate training.
Staff: Suzanne Selvaggi, MD

Medical School: Albert Einstein Medical College, New York, New York (1978) Pathology Residency: New York University Medical Center, New York, New York (1983) Research Fellow in clonal culture patterns in cytogenetics of lyphomas and leukemias: New York University Medical Center, New York (1982)

Applications: Application Form

Hematopathology FellowshipEdit

(1 position)

Length:1 year


Dr. Catherine Leith, Director

This ACGME accredited fellowship provides subspecialty training in hematopathology to academically oriented pathologists. An experienced faculty and affiliation with a major university medical school provide trainees with exposure to the complexities and richness of a full service referral and research institution. In addition, large bone marrow transplantation and hematology programs and a major clinical cancer center provide opportunities and challenges to develop a solid foundation in the fundamentals and practice of hematopathology. The fellowship offers intensive experience in:

  1. morphologic evaluation of lymphoid tissues, bone marrow biopsies, and bone marrow aspirates
  2. cell surface antigen analysis of lymphomas and leukemia’s by flow cytometry and immunohistochemical techniques
  3. interpretation of molecular diagnostic data
  4. cytogenetics, including FISH
  5. analysis of problems in coagulation medicine

Each fellow participates in a related research project. Fellows are accepted for a minimum of one year and a second year of training is offered and encouraged.

We are no longer accepting applications for 2016-2017, but will be accepting them for 2017-2018 this fall.

Requirements: Board-eligible or certified in AP or AP/CP
Stipends: Commensurate with year of postgraduate training. There is a $500 book allowance and $1500 for travel to attend educational/national meetings.
Applications: Application Form

Catherine Leith, MB, BChir Director, Hematopathology C/O Amanda Paus University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics 1685 Highland Ave, 3170 MFCB Madison, WI 53796-2472 Phone: 608.262.7158 Fax: 608.263.1568

Transfusion Medicine Fellowship(1 position)Edit

Length: 1 year (re-starting 2016)

Dr. Thomas Raife

Program(s): One-year ACGME accredited fellowship providing comprehensive training in contemporary transfusion medicine. Training occurs in a large research institution with major transplant, surgical, trauma, and regional cancer programs and in a regional blood donor facility. A major goal of the program is a thorough understanding of scientific concepts underlying each aspect of transfusion medicine. Opportunities for clinical and laboratory research are available with possibility of continuation after the fellowship. Completion of the program prepares candidates for careers in academic transfusion medicine, supervision of a major transfusion service and/or operation of a regional blood collection-processing facility, and provides an entree to research in transfusion medicine. Requirements: Candidates for this program must be certified or eligible for certification by a major specialty board, such as pathology, medicine, pediatrics, etc. They must also hold a license or be eligible for licensure to practice medicine in the State of Wisconsin. Stipends: Salary is commensurate with the year of postgraduate training. There is a $500 book allowance, 15 days vacation, and funding available for presentation of a paper at a national meeting.

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