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:
First year fellow: $63,344
Second year fellow: $65,018
Benefits Include: Health and dental insurance, 14 days paid vacation + 6 personal days

Meet Our Fellows

Fang Bu, MD

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Medical School: Washington University School of Medicine
Residency: New York University Medical Center

Chelsea Maedler-Kron, MD

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Medical School: Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada
Residency: McGill University, Montreal, Canada and Dalhousie University, Montreal, Canada