Selective (Gynecologic) Pathology Fellowship

About the Program

The one-year Gynecologic Pathology Fellowship Program is accredited by the ACGME.

The fellowship offers combined diagnostic training and research opportunities in gynecologic pathology with an oncologic emphasis. The Department of Gynecologic Oncology at MD Anderson Cancer Center has consistently ranked among the top three institutions for the management of gynecologic cancer. The Gynecologic Pathology Section is responsible for approximately 4,500 cases per year, including 1,500 outside referrals, 1,500 biopsies, 750 outside consultations and 750 in-house surgical cases.

Clinical responsibilities of the fellow include daily sign-out sessions with the gynecologic pathology staff. The sign-out sessions alternate between the inside service (frozen section, biopsies and surgical cases) and the outside service (referral and consultation cases). The fellow participates with the staff in the preparation of cases discussed in the Gynecologic Oncology Planning Clinic and in the quality assurance program. A one-month rotation in the Cytopathology Section is mandatory. Research opportunities are numerous and range from clinicopathologic studies to basic research projects in molecular pathology.


Candidates must be board certified or eligible for certification in anatomic pathology or AP/CP.


Commensurate with the candidate’s level of training.


Please apply to:

Preetha Ramalingam, M.D.
Program Director, Gynecologic Pathology Fellowship Program
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Department of Pathology, Unit 085
1515 Holcombe Blvd.
Houston, Texas 77030

For inquiries, please contact the program manager:

Kareen Chin
Phone: 713-792-3108
Fax: 713-745-0789

Application deadline

A completed application must be received by August 31 (22 months prior to the start of the training year). After this deadline, applications will be reviewed on an as-needed basis.

Apply to this program using the DISCOVER online application system