Training > Clinical Fellowships > Pediatric Pathology


The Department of Pathology and Immunology at Washington University School of Medicine and St Louis Children's Hospital offers a one-year fellowship in pediatric pathology. The fellowship is accredited by the ACGME, and is designed to meet the needs of individuals interested in a career in either academic pathology or private practice. The training program consists of 12 months of supervised experience in diagnostic pediatric pathology, including surgical and autopsy pathology, with sign-out responsibilities. Experience in laboratory medicine, molecular diagnostics, cytogenetics, FISH, immunohistochemistry, electron microscopy, and other special techniques is part of the program. Participation in research projects is emphasized. The program uses the facilities of St Louis Children's Hospital and Barnes-Jewish Hospital at Washington University Medical Center, a large, referral, quaternary case hospital system. There are approximately 3,500 pediatric surgical and 140 perinatal/pediatric autopsy cases per year, including fetopsies. In addition, outside pediatric surgical consultations are reviewed by the fellow. At the time of application, highly qualified applicants who wish to pursue in-depth research in a laboratory of their choice should inquire concerning funding for an additional year.


Applicants must have an MD degree (or foreign equivalent with ECFMG certification) and 3 to 4 years training in anatomic or anatomic and clinical pathology in an ACGME accredited program.


The salary will be commensurate with the level of training of the candidate.


Applicants should complete the Fellowship Application and submit an updated CV, personal statement and 3 letters of recommendation by email as a pdf document directly to Sue Pagano at

Questions concerning application should be addressed to:

Sue Pagano, Fellowship Coordinator
Phone: (314) 747-0687

For other questions, please contact:

Frances V. White, M.D., Program Director
Washington University Medical Center
Department of Pathology and Immunology
Campus Box 8118
660 S. Euclid Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63110

Phone: (314) 362-0147
Fax: (314) 362-8950