Selective (Surgical) Pathology Fellowship

The Department of Pathology offers a training program in surgical pathology with special emphasis on the pathology of neoplastic diseases.

About the Program

This fellowship program meets the requirements for the fifth year of training in pathology. A large volume of material provides an unusual opportunity for in-depth experience and the development of proficiency in the diagnosis of neoplastic diseases. In addition to all subspecialties of surgical pathology and autopsy services, rotations are available in electron microscopy, immunohistochemistry, flow cytometry, molecular diagnostic and various research laboratories.

All fellows are required to conduct an investigative study under the supervision of staff pathologists. An elective period is also provided. Participation in intra- and interdepartmental conferences is emphasized. Because of the specialized and demanding nature of the material encountered, the program is best suited for the individual who has already obtained a good background in general anatomic pathology.

To be considered for an interview, a file must be started before March 1 of the year prior to the intended fellowship, which begins July 1.


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

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.


Commensurate with the candidate's level of training

For More Information

Victor Prieto, M.D., Ph.D., Program Director
Cesar Moran, M.D.
Associate Program Director, Surgical Pathology Fellowship Program
UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Blvd.
Pathology Fellowship, Box 085
Houston, Texas 77030-4095

For inquiries, please contact the Program Manager:

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