Pathology | Fellowships

Pediatric Pathology Fellowship


Boston Children’s Hospital offers a one-year ACGME-approved training program in pediatric pathology, allowing subspecialty Board certification in pediatric pathology. In anatomic pediatric pathology, the training program is based primarily upon the study and reporting of surgical specimens and the performance of autopsies. In addition, fellows receive training by pediatric subspecialty pathologists in the fields of pulmonary pathology, neuropathology, dermatopathology, gastrointestinal pathology, cardiac pathology (congenital heart), renal pathology, electron microscopy, hematopathology, immunopathology, cytogenetics and molecular diagnostics. The program includes rotations at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in perinatal and placental pathology and in teratology. Opportunities for training in clinical pathology, pediatric forensic pathology, and for research are available.

Types and Numbers of Appointments

A total of 3 positions are offered. The level of appointment is based upon the applicant’s previous pathology training and experience. Board certification or eligibility in anatomic pathology is generally required, although exceptional candidates may enter the fellowship after 2 years of AP training. A second year fellowship, with a focus in one area of pediatric pathology and/or research may also be available.


Boston Children’s Hospital is an affiliate and immediate neighbor of Harvard Medical School. We are located within the Longwood Medical community, home to several world-renowned institutions and resources such as Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard School of Public Health, and the Countway Medical Library of Harvard.

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