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.

Requirements

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  nshillingford@chla.usc.edu.

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: $74,792
Post Graduate Year 5: $77,788
Post Graduate Year 6: $80,678
Post Graduate Year 7+: Compensation will be at the discretion of each division
Benefits Include: Health and dental insurance, 14 days paid vacation+ 6 protected sick days, yearly educational stipend, monthly meal stipend, and 401(k) matching up to 3%

Meet Our Fellows

Class of 2022

Moe Takeda, DO

Moe Takeda

Medical School: Lincoln Memorial University DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: LAC+USC Medical Center

Christopher LePhong, DO

Christopher LePhong

Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Bradenton
Residency: University of Texas Heath, San Antonio

Class of 2021 

Crystal Bockoven, MD

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Medical School: University of Minnesota Medical School
Residency: University of Chicago NorthShore

Roshan Mahabir, MD, PhD

Medical School: St. George's University School of Medicine
Residency: St. Luke Roosevelt