L to R: Aidas Mattis, PhD, MD, Melanie Yarbrough, PhD, Chiraag Gangahar, MD, Rehan Rais, MD, Daniel Webber, MD, PhD, Suzanne Thibodeaux, MD, PhD, attending the 2019 ACLPS meeting in Salt Lake City, UT

Welcome to the Washington University School of Medicine Department of Pathology & Immunology. One pillar of our department’s tri-part mission is to provide exceptional training to the next generation of pathology and immunology professionals.

All trainees benefit from:

  • Abundant clinical, translational and basic science research opportunities.
  • Sign-out of multiple, high-volume next-generation sequencing assays within our in CAP-certified, CLIA-licensed molecular laboratories.
  • Exposure to lab management, including a dedicated “Pathology Management” lecture series and participation in biennial mock-CAP inspections.
  • A dedicated desk within the resident room, assigned yearly, which is equipped with a microscope, computer, telephone and filing cabinet.
  • An extensive anatomic pathology (AP) and clinical pathology (CP) trainee library within the Residents Room, replenished yearly using a dedicated departmental fund.

AP and AP/CP trainees benefit from:

  • A high volume of complex as well as “bread and butter” cases.
  • 55,000 surgical specimens per year.
  • Sub-specialty sign-out with many internationally renowned surgical pathologists who are eager to teach residents at the microscope and through formal didactic sessions.
  • 5 full-time pathologists assistants and one pathology assistant trainee.
  • A Digital Imaging Center, which scans and stores slides for teaching conferences, personal study sets and research.

CP and AP/CP trainees benefit from:

  • Direct interaction with clinical providers and laboratory staff to provide consultative, interpretative and test utilization services.
  • Routine high-complexity test sign-out as a part of hematology, clinical chemistry, clinical microbiology and molecular rotations.
  • Experience in high-throughput testing and total laboratory automation within the clinical chemistry and clinical microbiology laboratories.
  • Primary management of a robust in-patient apheresis consult service.
  • Hands-on training in clinical informatics, machine learning and quality improvement as part of a dedicated, longitudinal pathology informatics course.

For additional information about our residency program please contact:

Sue Pagano
Residency Training Program
Department of Pathology & Immunology
Washington University School of Medicine
660 S. Euclid Ave., Box 8118
St. Louis, MO 63110
314-747-0687
spagano@wustl.edu

Neil Anderson
Program Director
Department of Pathology & Immunology
Washington University School of Medicine
660 S. Euclid Ave., Box 8118
St. Louis, MO 63110
314-362-1307
nwanderson@wustl.edu

Marianna Ruzinova
Program Director
Department of Pathology & Immunology
Washington University School of Medicine
660 S. Euclid Ave., Box 8118
St. Louis, MO 63110
314-362-7704
mruzinova@wustl.edu