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M. Ayman Asfour, MD

Pathology Residency Program Director

Transfusion Medicine Director

2500 North State Street

Jackson, MS 39216

Tel: (601) 984-1532 Fax: (601) 984-1531


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Anatomic and Clinical Pathology Residency ProgramEdit

Program Director: M. Ayman Asfour, MD

Number of residents (per year / total): 2-3/12

Average work hours on surg path? 50 hrs/week

Are you allowed to do external rotations? Yes – Faculty are very supportive of residents in pursuing their goals and interests.

  • Wide range of specimens and pathology (only academic medical center in the state)
  • Energetic faculty who like to teach
  • Relatively laid back atmosphere
  • Good board pass rates
  • In general, residents get good and competitive fellowships
  • Approachable, friendly attendings, good resident-to-attending ratio
  • Excellent new Chair, Janice Lage
  • Attendings give ample slide preview time
  • Research opportunities available, but not mandatory

Do you feel you have: Adequate preview time?

  • Yes – encouraged to write up cases on our own

Adequate support staff (P.A.’s, secretarial, etc.)?

  • Yes – We have a young energetic Masters degree level Pathologists' Assistant who actively grosses specimens and teaches residents
  • Three MLT's gross most biopsies
  • Grossing days are rarely >10 hours.

Adequate AP Teaching?

  • Yes

Adequate CP Teaching?


Surgical Pathology FellowshipEdit

  • 2 positions - junior attending curriculum

Cytopathology FellowshipEdit

  • 2 positions - ACGME accredited
  • We have an opening in our cytopathology fellowship program for July 2014.  If you know of any trainees who would be interested, please have them contact Dr. Israh Akhtar at
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