Training & Curriculum
The Renal Pathology Fellowship encompasses education in all techniques and skills needed for excellence in the practice of native and transplant renal pathology, including light microscopy, immunofluorescence, immunohistochemistry, electron microscopy, clinical-pathologic correlation and laboratory management administration, which are accomplished in a coordinated fashion.
The division accessions approximately 3,500 specimens annually, of which 20 percent are transplants. The fellow rotates with each of the five renal pathologists on a biweekly basis, to gain a breadth of experience.
The faculty and fellows perform electron microscopy on all renal biopsy specimens, providing hands-on experience. Fellows also review non-neoplastic kidney sections from tumor nephrectomies, non-neoplastic nephrectomies (native and transplant) and autopsy kidneys in consultation.
Responsibilities are graduated, with fellows progressing to working up and dictating cases independently and discussing cases with referring nephrologists. In the latter part of the year, the fellow rotates with attendings on weekend renal pathology call. Up to eight weeks of protected time off is provided for work on research projects.
Evaluations and Mentorship
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Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
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