Cytopathology Fellowship

The Department of Pathology and Immunology at Washington University in St. Louis offers a one-year, ACGME accredited program. The Cytopathology Section has a robust and broad clinical cytopathology practice.


The Cytopathology Fellowship was received an initial accreditation by the American Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) on December 2, 1996. To date seventeen fellows have graduated from the fellowship with current fellow scheduled to graduate in June 2016.


The fellow participates in a diverse FNA 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.


Training for the fellowship occurs in the state of the art facilities of 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.


The Cytopathology Fellowship for 2018-2019 has been filled. We will begin accepting applications for the academic year 2019-2020 in July 2017.

The following information should be sent by email as pdf documents to Sue Pagano, Fellowship Coordinator at

  1. Completed Fellowship Application
  2. CV
  3. Three reference letters
  4. Letter from the residency director affirming your current status

Faculty and trainees


Current trainees

Past trainees

Julie Kunkle, MD
Ann Leathersich, MD

For further information please contact:
Sue Pagano
Fellowship Training Program
Department of Pathology & Immunology
Washington University School of Medicine
660 S. Euclid Ave., Box 8118
St. Louis, MO 63110
Phone: (314) 747-0687