Surgical Pathology Fellowship

The Department of Pathology and Cell Biology at Columbia University offers a one-year fellowship in general surgical pathology. This is an attending-level appointment as an assistant attending pathologist at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center and has full sign-out privileges and responsibilities. The fellowship is designed to bring the fellow from the level of senior resident to attending pathologist by giving the fellow graded clinical responsibility for gross room supervision, microscopic sign-out of cases, and frozen section interpretation. The fellow is supervised and guided by more than 20 attending pathologists. The Surgical Pathology Unit receives more than 34, 000 adult and pediatric surgical specimens. Excellent opportunities exist for clinical, translational, and basic science research within the Department of Pathology.

As of this year, we are participating in the Unified Approach and common recruitment timeline for surgical pathology fellowship programs:

  • Submit applications beginning July 1, 2022
  • Applicant interviews begin August 15, 2022
  • Earliest offer date: October 3, 2022


The candidate must have completed an approved AP or AP/CP pathology training program.  A New York State medical license is required. For more information, please contact the New York State Education Department at (518) 474-3817 or at the website:

Types and Numbers of Appointments

Two positions are available per academic year. We will accept applications for the 2024-2025 academic year starting July 1, 2022.


Commensurate with level of training.


Applications for the 2024-2025 year must include:

Completed applications (including recommendation letters) should be emailed directly to the program director ( and coordinator (

Program Director

Ladan Fazlollahi, MD, MPH
Program Director, Surgical Pathology Fellowship
Columbia University Irving Medical Center
Department of Pathology and Cell Biology
630 West 168th Street, VC14-215B
New York, NY 10032

Program Coordinator

Ramonita Ferreira
Residency and Fellowship Program Coordinator
Department of Pathology and Cell Biology
Tel: 212-305-5697

Current Surgical Pathology Fellows

 Mitra Dowlatshahi (2021-2022)

Surgical Pathology Fellowship Graduates

Andrew Parrott (2020 - 2021) Sonya Purushothaman (2019 - 2020)
Mary Rosenblatt (2019 - 2020 Marilyn Nedumcheril (2017-2019)
Smita Patel (2018-2019) Simon Sung (2017-2018)
Diana Sung (2016-2017) Dongwei Zhang (2016-2017)
Anne Koehne de Gonzalez (2015-2016) Ladan Fazlollahi (2015-2016)
Jennifer Oliver-Krasinski (2014-2015) James Mitchell (2014-2015)
Jonas Heymann (2013-2014) Nariman Gobara (2013-2014)
Andrew Turk (2012-2013) Denisa Slova (2011-2012)
Marcela Salomao (2011-2012) Stephen Lagana (2011-2012)
Abel Gonzalez (2010-2011) Zvika Jacob Schreiber (2010-2011)