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This is a one-year ACGME-accredited fellowship program that offers advanced training in diagnostic cytopathology with a strong emphasis on Rapid On-Site Evaluation (ROSE) through telepathology and regularly scheduled Pathologist performed Fine Needle Aspirations (FNA) of palpable lesions. Cytopathology has its own FNA procedure room in the new Cancer Treatment Center. FNA assessments through telepathology occur throughout the day in endoscopy for EUS, EBUS and EBUS navigational procedures, as well as Interventional Radiology for non-palpable and deep-seated lesions. Opportunity is also available for training in ultrasound-guided FNAs. Substantial emphasis is placed on cyto-histopathological correlation. SUNY has a new state-of-the-art molecular laboratory.

The SUNY Upstate Medical University Cytopathology Laboratory examines approximately 7,000 ThinPrep Paps, 3,500 non-gynecologic specimens and 2,100 FNAs. The Cytology department is staffed with six experienced cytotechnologists and 3 preparatory technicians and 4 board certified cytopathologists. ThinPrep Imaging Dual review technology is utilized in the laboratory. Ancillary techniques such as vast in-house immunocytochemistry and special stains, flow cytometry, molecular diagnostics and electron microscopy are available for more comprehensive evaluation of difficult cases. The fellowship offers opportunities for teaching residents and medical students and participation in research projects. Diagnostic, research, teaching, communication and managerial skills are emphasized. The fellow is involved in resident teaching conferences, departmental and interdepartmental conferences and tumor board.

SUNY has a large and beautiful campus in downtown Syracuse NY, home to the very popular Syracuse University college basketball team. Syracuse is a very lively town that is rich in music, art and sports.


Applicants should be Board-eligible or Board-certified in Anatomic Pathology or AP/CP and have successfully completed USMLE Step III.


Send curriculum vitae, personal statement, completed standardized CAP application and three letters of reference to:

Kamal K. Khurana, MD ([email protected])
Director, Cytopathology Fellowship Program
Karen C. Kelly, MS ([email protected])
Coordinator, Cytopathology Fellowship Program
Department of Pathology
SUNY Upstate Medical University
750 East Adams Street
Syracuse, NY 13210