Contact Us

Program Coordinator, Cytopathology Fellowship Program
Aeelyn Urdaneta
Phone: 305-585-8164
Email: a.urdaneta1@med.miami.edu

Program Manager, Cytopathology Fellowship Program
Arniece Gutierrez
Phone: 305-585-7400
Email: acgutierrez@med.miami.edu

Application Information

Eligibility:
Our program does not participate in a match program. The final fellowship selections are made among the interviewed candidates by the faculty and/or selection committee. All applicants must have satisfactorily completed a pathology residency.

How to Apply:
Applicants should send an application form to Program Coordinator Aeelyn Urdaneta at a.urdaneta1@med.miami.edu and Program Manager Arniece Gutierrez at acgutierrez@med.miami.edu with the following:

  • C.V.
  •  Three Letters of Recommendation

Deadline:
Applications are accepted from October 31 until the position is filled.

Call Schedule

There is no call schedule required.

Locations

Jackson Memorial Hospital

1611 N.W. 12th Avenue

Miami, FL 33136

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Holtz Children’s Hospital

1611 N.W. 12th Avenue

Miami, FL 33136

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Nicklaus Children’s Hospital

3100 S.W. 62nd Avenue

Miami, FL 33155

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Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

1475 N.W. 12th Avenue

Miami, FL 33136

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UHealth Tower

1400 N.W. 12th Avenue

Miami, FL 33136

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Program Requirements

Medical Licensing Examination:
All applicants must successfully complete United States Medical Licensing Examination Steps 1, 2 and 3 prior to the start of the program.

Postgraduate Training:
There is postgraduate training required in the form of a successfully completed residency program in pathology.

Visas

The J1-Visa: Alien Physician Program, sponsored by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates, is the standard visa for residents/fellows who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

For specific program eligibility/qualifications or additional information, please contact:

Lourdes Boet
Hospital Services Supervisor
Physician Services Department

Jackson Health System
1611 N.W. 12th Ave. Suite ET-1004
Miami, FL 33136-1096
Phone: 305-355-1122
Fax: 305-355-1123
Email: LBoet@jhsmiami.org

Pediatric Pathology Fellowship

Mission & Vision

The mission of our program is to provide high-quality training in pediatric and perinatal pathology in a collegial and supportive professional environment. Our aim is to train pediatric pathologists who are competent to practice independently in any setting, whether a large academic medical center or a small community hospital.

Mission & Vision

The mission of our program is to provide high-quality training in pediatric and perinatal pathology in a collegial and supportive professional environment. Our aim is to train pediatric pathologists who are competent to practice independently in any setting, whether a large academic medical center or a small community hospital.

Program Director’s Welcome

The University of Miami/Jackson Health System Pediatric Pathology Fellowship Program, offered through Holtz Children’s Hospital, offers a one or two-year, ACGME-approved training program in pediatric and perinatal pathology, qualifying the applicant for the American Board of Pathology – Pediatric Pathology (the additional second year can be negotiated with program application and tailored according to the applicants interests; however, only one year of fellowship is required for board eligibility).

Program Director’s Welcome

The University of Miami/Jackson Health System Pediatric Pathology Fellowship Program, offered through Holtz Children’s Hospital, offers a one or two-year, ACGME-approved training program in pediatric and perinatal pathology, qualifying the applicant for the American Board of Pathology – Pediatric Pathology (the additional second year can be negotiated with program application and tailored according to the applicants interests; however, only one year of fellowship is required for board eligibility).

The section of Pediatric and Perinatal Pathology provides a rich mix of cases including extensive exposure to prenatal specimens (autopsies, fetopsies, placentas and products of conception); clinical pathology; cytology; diagnostic surgical specimens and neuropathology, providing the candidate with good exposure to common congenital malformations of the central nervous system. In addition, there is a rich curriculum of combined conferences and tumor boards with other pediatric services.

Furthermore, our section actively collaborates with Nicklaus Children’s Hospital to host our fellow for a period ranging from one to three months. This collaboration provides the candidate with excellent exposure to pediatric hematological and solid organ malignancies, as well as neoplastic processes.

-Ali G. Saad, MD

Description

Furthermore, our section actively collaborates with Nicklaus Children’s Hospital to host our fellow for a period ranging from one to three months. This collaboration provides the candidate with excellent exposure to pediatric hematological and solid organ malignancies, as well as neoplastic processes.

-Ali G. Saad, MD

Fast Facts

Accreditation

Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education

Number of Fellows per Year?

1

Duration of Fellowship?

1 year
(an additional year may be offered for special concentrations)

Program Highlights

Experience within 2 renowned children’s hospitals

1 of the busiest perinatal pathology services in North America

2-year fellowship option

Your Faculty

Ali G. Saad, MD
Director, Pediatric Pathology Fellowship Program
Professor, Pediatric Pathology and Neuropathology

Alicia Hirzel, MD, MPH
Volunteer Assistant Professor

Nicklaus Children’s Hospital

Carole Brathwaite, MD
Pediatric Pathologist

Gabriel Chamyan, MD
Pediatric Pathologist

Steven Melnick, MD
Director, Pediatric Pathology
Professor, Pathology

Liset Pelaez, MD
Pediatric Pathologist