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. Applicants must be board-eligible or certified in anatomic/clinical pathology or anatomic pathology.

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 July 1 to October 31 (18 to 24 months prior to the projected start date). Interviews are held from October to December.

Call Schedule

There is no call schedule required.

Locations

Jackson Memorial Hospital

1611 N.W. 12th Avenue

Miami, FL 33136

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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

Selective Pathology – Head and Neck Pathology Fellowship

Mission & Vision

The Selective Pathology – Head and Neck Pathology Fellowship is a one-year, accredited program designed to provide advanced, in-depth training in head and neck surgical pathology. Our vision is that fellowship graduates will exemplify competence in the diagnosis of routine and complex head and neck specimens and, through their academic contributions, advance the practice of head and neck pathology for improved patient care.

Mission & Vision

The Selective Pathology – Head and Neck Pathology Fellowship is a one-year, accredited program designed to provide advanced, in-depth training in head and neck surgical pathology. Our vision is that fellowship graduates will exemplify competence in the diagnosis of routine and complex head and neck specimens and, through their academic contributions, advance the practice of head and neck pathology for improved patient care.

Program Director’s Welcome

Welcome to the University of Miami/Jackson Health System Selective Pathology – Head and Neck Pathology Fellowship. Our fellows are integral members of the University of Miami Head and Neck Pathology Service and, as such, work closely with specialty pathology faculty as well as members of the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller Department of Otolaryngology, a renowned program that is consistently top ranked by U.S. News & World Report. Their strong surgical presence on campus affords fellows a large head and neck surgical pathology case volume with complex, unique and interesting cases on a daily basis.

Program Director’s Welcome

Welcome to the University of Miami/Jackson Health System Selective Pathology – Head and Neck Pathology Fellowship. Our fellows are integral members of the University of Miami Head and Neck Pathology Service and, as such, work closely with specialty pathology faculty as well as members of the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller Department of Otolaryngology, a renowned program that is consistently top ranked by U.S. News & World Report. Their strong surgical presence on campus affords fellows a large head and neck surgical pathology case volume with complex, unique and interesting cases on a daily basis.

Annually, the UM Miller School of Medicine’s Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine receives and processes more than 4,000 head and neck surgical specimens from operating rooms at UHealth Tower, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and The Lennar Foundation Medical Center. An integral part of both head and neck surgery and the practice of pathology is the use of intraoperative frozen sections.

Head and neck surgical cases performed at the University of Miami account for more than 5,000 individual frozen sections performed and diagnosed annually. The UM Department of Otolaryngology and its associated clinics are a premier referral center, and as a result, the Department of Pathology receives nearly 650 surgical cases in consultation yearly. The UM Head and Neck Pathology Service is in charge of diagnosing these cases along with cases processed at the Jackson Health Services pathology laboratory. The JHS pathology laboratory receives more than 1,000 head and neck surgical specimens a year, ranging from diagnostic biopsies to large, complex resections.

-Carmen R. Gomez-Fernandez, MD

Description

Head and neck surgical cases performed at the University of Miami account for more than 5,000 individual frozen sections performed and diagnosed annually. The UM Department of Otolaryngology and its associated clinics are a premier referral center, and as a result, the Department of Pathology receives nearly 650 surgical cases in consultation yearly. The UM Head and Neck Pathology Service is in charge of diagnosing these cases along with cases processed at the Jackson Health Services pathology laboratory. The JHS pathology laboratory receives more than 1,000 head and neck surgical specimens a year, ranging from diagnostic biopsies to large, complex resections.

-Carmen R. Gomez-Fernandez, MD

Fast Facts

Accreditation

Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education

Number of Fellows per Year?

1

Duration of Fellowship?

1 year

Program Highlights

4,000 head & neck surgical specimens processed annually from 3 top facilities

650+/- surgical consultation cases received annually

Fellows work hand-in-hand with #9 nationally ranked Department of Otolaryngology (U.S. News & World Report)

Clinical Experience

Year 1

This one-year fellowship program includes 48 weeks that are spent primarily in the diagnostic work-up of head and neck surgical pathology cases. Fellows are expected to review the clinical history, images and pathology slides for patient samples received by the UM Head and Neck Pathology Service for the daily sign-outs. Exposure to intraoperative frozen sections is integral to the service and the fellow is expected to actively participate in this activity. An important role for the fellow is to serve as the liaison between the pathology service and head and neck surgery. On any given day, the head and neck pathology service includes an attending H&N faculty pathologist, the H&N pathology fellow and a pathology resident. The fellow works closely with the resident in a supervisory and mentor role in the resident’s education.
Fellows may attend the daily noon conferences and lectures designed for residents and fellows. They are expected to present at journal clubs and unknown slide conferences.

Your Faculty

Carmen R. Gomez-Fernandez, MD
Director, Selective Pathology – Head and Neck Pathology Fellowship Program
Professor, Pathology
Vice Chair and Director, Education

Oleksandr Kryvenko, MD, FCAP
Associate Professor, Pathology
Associate Professor, Urology
Director, Selective Pathology – Genitourinary Pathology Service and Fellowship Program

Jaylou Velez-Torres, MD
Assistant Professor, Pathology

Alumni Placements Include:

Brandon Regional Hospital
University of Miami
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Alumni Placements Include:

Brandon Regional Hospital
University of Miami
University of Nebraska-Lincoln