Bone and Soft Tissue Head and Neck Pathology Rotation
The overall goal of this rotation is for residents to:
- Develop a working knowledge of the fundamentals of benign and malignant bone and soft tissue; and head and neck lesions at the general surgical pathologist level
- Learn proper grossing of these complex specimens including correlation with imaging studies
- Apply appropriate specimen work-up
The majority of the cases seen during the rotation are core biopsies obtained by musculoskeletal radiology and the head and neck physicians. Therefore, residents participate in reviewing and writing up these biopsies, including special stains and immunostains. Grossing is done when larger specimens are received, with simpler cases done by the residents alone and more complex cases done under supervision.
- Attend daily sign-out with attending
- Attend afternoon follow-up with immunostains
- Gross large specimens as they are available
- Write up cases, including immunostains, and staging and grading
- Sarcoma Tumor Board, second and fourth Tuesdays
- Pathology-Radiology Bone Correlation Conference, first and third Tuesdays
- Head and Neck Tumor Board, first Thursday
Opportunities are available for clinical research in these areas within the pathology department and in collaboration with the clinical centers.
If you have questions or would like to learn more about the Pathology Residency Program at Cedars-Sinai, please call or send us a message.
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
8700 Beverly Blvd., Room 8709
Los Angeles, CA 90048-1804