Residency Program


The Department of Pathology & Cell Biology at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center and the College of Physicians & Surgeons of Columbia University offers an extraordinary opportunity for ACGME-accredited training in Pathology in a vibrant medical and cultural setting. All residents participate in medical student teaching in the College of Physicians & Surgeons.

The department is proud of its long history of training men and women for leadership roles in diagnostic, academic and research pathology and for careers in the clinical practice of pathology. The Department of Pathology and Cell Biology has 144 full-time faculty members (both clinical and basic, 19 fellows, and 23 residents.)

The department has annual extramural research funding of $15,000,000; this provides outstanding research opportunities and excellent financial support for residents interested in experimental pathology. The department consistently ranks in the top 5 nationally among pathology departments (1st in New York and New England) in NIH funding. Subspecialty expertise in the department and in the clinical services of the medical center assures state-of-the-art training and clinical research opportunities.

It is our mission to celebrate diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging (DEIB) in the department of Pathology and Cell Biology. A diverse and inclusive work environment fosters awareness, innovation, empathy, and excellence in patient care, education, and research. We recruit trainees with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives to enrich our learning environment. We are committed to cultivating a collaborative atmosphere where every individual is valued, respected, and empowered to thrive in their professional journey.

CUIMC CARES Code of Values

Residents of Columbia University Department of Pathology and Cell Biology

Pathology residents and residency program directors

Program Directors

  • Carlos Pagan, MD

    • Program Director
  • Kevin L. Gardner, MD, PhD

    • Program Director, Residency Training in Physician-Scientist Research Pathway
  • Ladan Fazlollahi, MD

    • Assistant Program Director, Residency Training in Anatomic Pathology
  • Richard O. Francis, MD, PhD

    • Assistant Program Director, Residency Training in Clinical Pathology

Administrative Contact

Residency Training Program
Department of Pathology & Cell Biology
Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons
630 W. 168th Street
New York, NY 10032
Tel: (212) 305-5697

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