Pediatric Pathology Fellowship

About the Fellowship

Our ACGME-accredited training program consists of 12 months of supervised experience in diagnostic pediatric pathology, including surgical pathology, autopsy pathology, molecular diagnostics, hematopathology, neuropathology, perinatal/placental pathology, and clinical pathology. Research projects are incorporated into the training. The fellows prepare cases for interdisciplinary conferences and present the findings as per the monthly schedule. An optional second year fellowship may be available on an individual basis.

There is a wide array of pediatric surgical specimens, and autopsy cases include pediatric, perinatal, fetal and forensic patients. In addition, fellows review cases from a large pediatric consultation service and supervise and contribute to the education of rotating residents and medical students.


Candidates must have an MD degree, board eligibility in anatomic pathology and/or clinical pathology, and an unrestricted California medical license before the fellowship begins.

To Apply

Candidates must have a valid unrestricted California medical license to apply and must be anatomic pathology board eligible. Clinical pathology board eligibility is preferred. To be considered, please fill out this application  and email your CV, three letters of recommendation and personal statement of career goals to Nick Shillingford, MD, Program Director, at

Program Fast Facts

ACGME Accredited: Yes
Fellows per year: 1 - 2
Application Deadline: N/A
Duration: 1 - 2 years
Postgraduate Training Required: 
4 years
U.S. Citizenship Required: No
Salary Minimums:
Post Graduate Year 4: $65,550 minimum 
Post Graduate Year 5: $66,150 minimum 
Post Graduate Year 6: $68,900 minimum 
Post Graduate Year 7+: Compensation will be at the discretion of each division 
Benefits Include: Health and dental insurance, 14 days paid vacation + 6 personal days

Meet Our Fellows 

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Joshua Byers 
Medical School: University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus 
Residency: Harbor-UCLA 

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Murad Alturkustani 
Medical School: Umm Al Qura University, Saudi Arabia 
Residency: Western University, Canada