Arthur R Rabson, MD Tufts Med Ctr Dept of Pathology Box 802 800 Washington St Boston, MA 02111

Tel: (617) 636-0251 Fax: (617) 636-8302


Anatomic and Clinical Pathology Residency ProgramEdit

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Dermatopathology Fellowship ProgramEdit

The one-year dermatopathology fellowship program is a joint program at Miraca Life Sciences and Tufts Medical Center and we take one resident. The majority of the dermatopathology training is taking place at Miraca Life Sciences where fellows are benefitting from a large and diverse case volume of over 200,000 cases per year, including a high volume of immunofluorescence cases. Additional training in dermatology and pathology depending on the fellow's background is done at Tufts Medical Center. Research opportunities are available and participation is encouraged.

The Dermatopathology Fellowship Program will begin accepting applications for academic year 2016-2017 from  July 1, 2015 through October 30, 2015. Dermatopathology fellowship positions for the academic years 2014-15 and 2015-16 have been filled.

Applicants selected to interview for academic year 2016-17 will be invited for an onsite visit and interview during the fall/winter of 2015.

Fellowship Requirements:

·       Completion of an accredited pathology residency program.

·       Anatomic or anatomic and clinical pathology board certification or board eligibility.

·       Eligibility to obtain a Massachusetts medical license prior to commencing training.

·       Eligibility to work in the United States. Please be advised that Miraca does not sponsor J or H type visas for the fellowship program.

·       Standard application (required)

·       Curriculum vitae

·       Letter of interest

·       Three letters of recommendation (directly from the person writing the letter of recommendation)

Please send standard application (required), curriculum vitae, letter of interest and recommendation letters to:

Mail to:

Elsa F. Velazquez, MD Director, Dermatopathology Fellowship Program c/o Mrs. Katy Monaco

Miraca Life Sciences 320 Needham Street, Suite 200

Newton, MA 02464

Or Email to:

Surgical Pathology Fellowship ProgramEdit


Description of Program Offered:

The Surgical Pathology Fellowship at Tufts Medical Center offers comprehensive training in diagnostic surgical pathology including in-depth exposure to subspecialty areas of general surgical pathology. The goal of the 1-year surgical pathology fellowship is to prepare the Fellow for advanced practice in surgical pathology. Fellows should have a strong background in general diagnostic pathology, and acquire skills through the fellowship training to become an independent attending pathologist able to practice in either an academic, community hospital, or commercial laboratory setting, or pursue further subspecialty fellowship training. Tufts Medical Center presents a rich diversity of cases including transplant pathology, cancer pathology (e.g., breast, prostate, lung, gastrointestinal, gynecologic) and non-neoplastic diseases. There are approximately 20,000 surgical cases annually at Tufts Medical Center. In addition, Tufts Medical Center is one of two hospitals in Boston with a focus on cardiac transplantation.

The Fellow will be mentored and will assume graduated responsibility for diagnostic sign-out of cases with the surgical pathology faculty at Tufts Medical Center. The Fellow also will participate in conference presentations, tumor boards, pathology laboratory administration, and the education of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine residents. Although this is a non-ACGME accredited program, the fellowship meets the American Board of Pathology criteria for Maintenance of Certification credit and is modeled on surgical pathology fellowship programs at other major academic medical centers. Opportunities exist to become involved in ongoing clinical or translational research in the Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, particularly in partnership with other clinical services. Available diagnostic and research techniques include immunohistochemistry, in-situ hybridization, cytogenetic techniques and some molecular applications.


Applicants must be board eligible in AP or AP/CP and licensed to practice medicine in the State of Massachusetts by the time their fellowship begins.

The Fellow is expected to initiate or participate in one or more research projects related to any area of surgical pathology, to present the research data at national meetings, and to publish the data in pathology/biomedical journals. The department provides funds for purchasing books and attendance at a national meeting. If an abstract is presented at a meeting, additional funds and time off are provided.

Types and number of appointments:

One fellowship position is available


Stipend and benefits are commensurate with year of post-graduate training in pathology

Staff: Stephen P. Naber, MD, PhD (Program Director) and the Anatomic Pathology Department faculty.


Send CAP Standardized Application for Pathology Fellowships to: Raymond P. Anderson, Academic Program Coordinator, Tufts Medical Center, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Box 115, 800 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02111. E-mail:; Telephone: 617-636-1112.

We encourage those interested to apply nine months in advance of anticipated start date of July 1st.

Raymond P. Anderson

Academic Program Coordinator

Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

Tufts Medical Center

800 Washington Street, Box 115

Boston, MA 02111

Office: 617.636.1112

Fax: 617.636.7128


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