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:

Sharon Aubuschon
Residency Training Program administrator
Department of Pathology & Immunology
Washington University School of Medicine
660 S. Euclid Ave., Box 8118
St. Louis, MO 63110
314-747-0687
a.sharon@wustl.edu

Justavian Tillman
Manager, Educational Programs
314-273-6464
justavian.tillman@wustl.edu

Neil Anderson, MD
Program Director
314-362-1307
nwanderson@wustl.edu

Samuel Ballentine, MD
Co-Associate Residency Program Director
314-273-8308
samuel.ballentine@wustl.edu

Suzanne Thibodeaux, MD, PhD
Co-Associate Residency Program Director
314-273-1465
srthibodeaux@wustl.edu