The Department of Pathology & Immunology offers an accredited program in cytopathology with a robust and broad clinical cytopathology practice.

History

The cytopathology fellowship has received initial accreditation by the American Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) on December 2, 1996. 

Curriculum

The fellow participates in a diverse fine needle aspiration biopsy service and is actively involved in providing on-site evaluation and superficial biopsies. There is a mixture of gynecological and non-gynecological cytopathology, reflecting a large academic medical center practice.

The application of routine and emerging ancillary testing is integrated into the practice. Dedicated time focused on laboratory management, specimen processing skills and research are provided.

Facilities

Training for the fellowship occurs in state-of-the-art facilities at Washington University School of Medicine/ Barnes-Jewish Hospital. The cytopathology section is located in the 680,000-square-foot BJC Institute of Health (BJCIH) at Washington University School of Medicine, which is an 11-story research building housing laboratories and support facilities and is Washington University’s largest building.

The anatomic pathology clinical laboratories and offices are located on one floor. This close proximity makes it convenient and easy to interact with the laboratory, anatomic pathology faculty, residents and staff.

Requirements

Applicants must have a MD or DO degree (or foreign equivalent with ECFMG certification) and 3 to 4 years of training in anatomic or anatomic and clinical pathology in an ACGME accredited program. Fellows must be board-certified or board-eligible in anatomic pathology. Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States.

Application

Applicants must complete the online application and provide their CV, personal statement, photograph, USMLE scores (step 3 optional), and ECFMG certificate if applicable. The application portal will collect contact information for three individuals who will be asked to write letters of recommendation.

Applications for the 2026-2027 position are open. Please apply at fellowships.path.wustl.edu.

Application Timeline:

  • Online Applications available: June 1, 2024
  • Application review window: July 1st – September 2024
  • Interview window: August – October 2024
  • Interviews and offers will take place on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Letters of Recommendation will be solicited via our application portal, but can also be directed to:

Cory Bernadt, MD, PhD

Program Director, Cytopathology Fellowship

Washington University School of Medicine

660 South Euclid Avenue, Campus Box 8118

St. Louis, MO 63110

cbernadt@wust.edu

For general questions, contact Kim Green at greenkd@wustl.edu.

Faculty and trainees

Faculty

Cory Bernadt, MD, PhD

Cory Bernadt, MD, PhD

Associate Professor, Pathology & Immunology
Section Head, Cytopathology
Director, Cytopathology Fellowship

Division: Anatomic & Molecular Pathology

Hannah R. Krigman, MD

Hannah R. Krigman, MD

Professor, Pathology & Immunology
Section Head, Gynecologic Pathology

Division: Anatomic & Molecular Pathology

R. Cody Weimholt, DO

R. Cody Weimholt, DO

Associate Professor, Pathology & Immunology
Director, AMP, Barnes Jewish West County Hospital
AP Medical Director, Memorial Hospitals

Division: Anatomic & Molecular Pathology

Current Trainees

Jason Sina, MD

Jason Sina, MD

Fellow, Cytopathology


Contact information

Kim Green
Senior Fellowship Program Coordinator
Phone: 314-747-8159
greenkd@wustl.edu