The Head and Neck Pathology Fellowship program is a one-year program geared towards advanced study in diagnostic surgical pathology with an emphasis on head, neck, and thyroid pathology, including neoplastic and non-neoplastic diseases. The fellow will supervise resident grossing and previewing before signing out the cases with the attending pathologist and will take an active role in intra-operative consultations. The fellow is primarily responsible for the consultative services and the multidisciplinary clinical-pathological conferences for head, neck, and thyroid oncology. In addition to surgical pathology rotations in these areas, the fellow will have clinical rotations in head, neck, and thyroid clinics. Elective rotations are available with opportunities for clinical and translational research as well as training in laboratory management and pathology informatics.

ACGME Accredited: Yes
Residents or Fellows per year: 1
Duration: 1 year  
Postgraduate Training Required: AP/CP or AP Pathology  
U.S. Citizenship Required: No

Teaching Hospitals

  • Jackson Memorial Hospital (JMH)
  • Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center (SCCC)
  • University of Miami Hospital (UMH)

Applicants must be Board eligible or certified in Anatomic/Clinical Pathology or Anatomic Pathology.

Application Deadline
Applications should be submitted by November 30, 20 months prior to start date.

The fellows will rotate at University of Miami Hospital, Sylvester Cancer Center, and Jackson Memorial Hospital. The core training includes a nine month rotation in head and neck pathology service and two months of elective time with options to rotate in molecular pathology, frozen section, and the head, neck, and endocrinology clinics.

Board Exam Requirements

Educational & Other Experience
Fellows are expected to participate in at least one project resulting in a meeting presentation and subsequent publication in a peer-reviewed journal. Participation in all educational activities of the Pathology Department including didactic conferences, journal clubs, and grand rounds is expected. Additionally, Fellows assist with the Pathology educational activities in the medical school.

The fellow will have one month elective to complete research projects.


Aeelyn I. Urdaneta
Fellowship Program Coordinator
Department of Pathology
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
1611 NW 12 Avenue, Holtz Center, Room 2044
Miami, FL 33136
Phone: 305-585-6194
Fax: 305-585-2598

Carmen Gomez-Fernandez, M.D.
Fellowship Program Director
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
University of Miami Hospital
1400 NW 12th Ave, Room 4058
Miami, FL 33136
Phone: 305-243-9695
Fax: 305-689-7284