Training & Curriculum


There is an integrated didactic core lecture series, attended by all residents and fellows, which covers a range of topics in anatomic and clinical pathology. An extensive teaching file contains glass slides demonstrating the entire spectrum of Dermatopathology and Musculoskeletal Pathology, including non-neoplastic and neoplastic lesions.


  • Autopsy pathology
  • Breast pathology
  • Cytogenetics
  • Cytopathology
  • Frozen section
  • Gastrointestinal and liver pathology
  • Gynecologic pathology
  • Head and neck pathology
  • Hematopathology
  • Neuropathology
  • Pulmonary and mediastinal pathology
  • Renal pathology
  • Research
  • Urologic pathology
On-Call Responsibilities
  • Present in AP Didactic, 1/year
  • Present in unknowns conference, 1/year
  • Cutaneous Oncology Tumor Board, monthly
  • Sarcoma Tumor Board, weekly
  • Consensus surgical pathology case review conference, daily
  • Surgical Pathology Journal Club, monthly
  • Pathology Grand Rounds, monthly
  • Autopsy conference
  • Division wide unknowns, monthly
  • SOCCI tumor board, weekly (optional)

Fellow is encouraged to attend other departmental and interdepartmental conferences and educational endeavors to maintain competence in general pathology.

Administrative Responsibilities
  • Frozen section review for cases in which the fellow participated.
  • Immunostain quality control.
  • Review of amended reports for discrepancies (various areas)
  • Review of oncologic reports to ensure compliance with CAP elements for skin cases
  • Correlation of biopsy specimens for musculoskeletal cases
  • Maintenance of records for the consensus conference
  • Frozen section turn-around-time data (all)
  • Quarterly inter-institutional review of cases sent to other institutions (all)
Teaching Responsibilities
Research Responsibilities
Evaluations and Mentorship
Have Questions or Need Help?

If you have questions or would like to learn more about the Combined Surgical/Subspecialty Pathology Fellowship Program at Cedars-Sinai, please call or send a message to Senior Academic Program Coordinator, Carrie Domagas.

Combined Surgical/Subspecialty Pathology Fellowship
Pacific Theater Building, 5th Floor
116 N. Robertson Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90069