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.


Applications for the 2021-2022 academic year will be accepted after July 1, 2019. Please check back at that time for a link to the application and instructions.

For general questions, please contact Sue Pagano at

Faculty and trainees


Current trainees

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