Welcome

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 and Immunology. One pillar of our department’s tri-part mission is to provide exceptional training to the next generation of pathology & 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 AP and 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.

 

I chose Washington University in St. Louis for my pathology residency because of the exceptional faculty, the breadth of research opportunities, the outstanding clinical training, and the diverse group of residents and fellows who I now gladly call friends. At every turn, I have been impressed by the depth of knowledge and experience among both faculty and trainees. Although many of the faculty are leaders in their fields, they do not hold this as a point of pride but rather as an opportunity and even a mandate to pass on this knowledge to others. I feel fortunate to be part of the WashU tradition and benefit from so many great teachers and mentors. All said I couldn’t be happier with my experience in St. Louis and my time at WashU!

Daniel Webber, MD, PhD
Fellow, Molecular Genetic Pathology

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

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

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