Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine BU Residency Training
This is a fully accredited program that offers a combined AP/CP pathway to American Board of Pathology certification. On an individual basis we may also provide an AP or CP only track.
Combined Anatomic and Clinical Pathology – This program consists of a minimum of 24 months anatomic pathology and 18 months clinical pathology. The remaining 6 months of the program may be spent doing either anatomic pathology or clinical pathology, depending on the resident’s particular interests. Residents alternate between AP and CP at yearly and six-month intervals.
Currently, one funded fellowship position in cytopathology is available on completion of the residency program.
About the Department
The Department of Anatomic Pathology receives 20,000 surgical accessions and 26,000 cytology specimens each year. Additionally, the department performs approximately 100 autopsies annually. The Clinical Laboratory performs approximately 3.5 million tests annually.
Types and Numbers of Appointments
There are a total of 11 residency positions available in the program including up to 3 first-year positions. There is currently one fully funded fellowship position in cytopathology. The program actively seeks to recruit minority physicians.
The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine supports a PhD program in pathology that has an enrollment of 27 students and shares facilities and some academic programs with the residency program.
The Boston Medical Center is a modern tertiary care 547-bed facility with a distinguished tradition in academic medicine. The Medical Center is immediately adjacent to and flanks the campus of the Boston University School of Medicine.
Residents in anatomic pathology train in our brand new, state-of-the-art facility at 670 Albany Street. One of the few custom built anatomic pathology laboratories in the USA, it has replaced the Mallory building which housed the pathology department from its construction in 1933. The design took 1.5 years, with consultation from Stubbins Associates (an architectural firm with wide experience in lab design for the Biotech industry), and features modern ventilation, equipment, laboratory and office space for AP residents. The facilities offer surgical pathology processing, histology, immunohistochemistry, electron microscopy, cytology prep. and screening, image analysis center, molecular pathology (including laser capture microdissection capability, FISH and PCR), GI research, Tissue Archiving Service, conference room and lounge. The diagnostic pathology lab on the third floor is adjacent to the BU pathology research space on the fourth floor and shares the most modern pathology equipment available, such as confocal, FACScan and immunofluorescence microscopes.
The Clinical Laboratories are modern laboratories with state-of-the-art automation and robotics and are located in 670 Albany Street. Newly refurbished offices for residents are located in an adjoining building.
Boston is a lively cultural center with a fine arts museum, numerous art galleries, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, theater, groups, opera and a heavy concentration of educational institutions. The New England countryside is easily accessible and there are opportunities for a wide variety of winter and summer sports. The medical center is located on an attractive campus in Boston’s historic South End.
Stipends and Other Benefits
The presence of a strong house officer union at Boston Medical Center ensures that residents receive premium pay and benefits. Residents receive not less than $54,217 per annum (2011) with stipends increasing approximately $1,500 for each additional year of training. Residents are given four weeks of paid vacation a year and medical and dental insurance are available at low group rates. The hospital also provides short-term disability, long term disability and malpractice insurance at no cost to the resident.
Parking is available at reduced rates in our recently completed parking deck. For those residents who elect not to drive, the hospital offers discounted rates on public transportation passes.
Department of Pathology, Boston Medical Center (Mallory Institute of Pathology)
Daniel G. Remick MD, Chairman of Pathology Department, Professor, Boston Univ Sch Med. Michael J. O’Brien MD, MPH, Professor, Boston Univ Sch Med; GI and liver disease. Leonard Berman MD Professor, Boston Univ Sch Med; autopsy pathology. Sandra Cerda MD Assistant Professor, Boston Univ Sch Med; surgical pathology and cytopathology. Antonio de las Morenas MD Chief, Cytopathology; Professor, Boston Univ Sch Med. Jianmin Gan MD, Instructor, Cytology and Surgical Pathology; Ivana Delalle MD, PhD Associate Professor (Research AND Clinical Staff) Department of Pathology; Carl J. O’Hara MD, Chief, Surgical Pathology and Hematopathology; Professor, Boston Univ Sch Med. Martin Kroll, MD Head of Clinical Pathology, Professor, Boston Univ Sch Med;. Nancy S Miller MD Assistant Professor, Boston Univ Sch Med; microbiology; Robert W. Pistey MD, Clinical Assistant Professor, Boston Univ Sch Med; surgical pathology and cytopathology. Karen Quillen MD Associate Professor, Boston Univ Sch Med; blood bank. Michael Roehrl MD PhD, assistant professor, lab medicine and surgical pathology; Adrianne E. Rogers MD, Professor Emitrius, Boston Univ Sch Med; experimental carcinogenesis and nutritional pathology; Mariana Ruzinova MD PhD, assistant professor, hematopathology; Carmen Sarits-Reyes, MD, assistant professor, surgical pathology; Also Huihong Xu, MD, Assistant professor, surgical pathology and cytology.
Jag Bhawan, MD, Professor, Dermatology/Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Boston Univ Sch Med, dermatopathology. Lynne Goldberg, MD., Associate Professor, Dermatology/Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Boston Univ Sch Med, dermatopathology. Meera Mahalingam, MD, PhD, FRCPath, Professor, Dermatology/Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Boston Univ Sch Med, dermatopathology. Daniel Miller, MD, Dermatology, Boston Univ Sch Med, dermatopathology. Deon Wolpowitz, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Dermatology/Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Boston Univ Sch Med, dermatopathology.
Jan K. Blusztajn PhD Professor, Boston Univ Sch Med. Raphael Breuer MD Adjunct Associate Research Professor, Medicine and Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, pulmonary disease. Bohdana Burke MD, Assistant Professor, flow cytometry and image analysis. Thomas G. Christensen PhD, Associate Professor, Boston Univ Sch Med; pulmonary disease, electron microscopy. Mary Jo Murnane PhD Associate Professor, BostonUniv Sch Med; genetics. Jacqueline Sharon PhD, Professor, BostonUniv Sch Med; molecular genetics.
Residency candidates must be graduates of approved medical schools in the US or Canada. Graduates of foreign medical schools must have an ECFMG certificate. Applicants must apply through ERAS for this program. The deadline for submission of applications is November 1 for appointments beginning the following July.
Address inquiries to:
Sandra Cerda, MD
Director of Residency Training Program
Dept. of Anatomic Pathology
670 Albany Street, 3rd Floor
Boston, MA 02118
Phone: (617) 414-7914; Fax (617) 414- 7073 (Mrs Kiley)
- Structured curriculum supported by didactic lectures and seminars.
- Strong subspecialty exposure in AP, especially GI, Cytopathology, Gyn, and Hemepath.
- Excellent Dermpath training under the direction of Dept. of Dermatopathology, which has an independent Fellowship program.
- Medical Examiner’s Office housed adjacent to campus.
- Autopsy numbers adequate for board certification.
- Ample opportunities for performance of bone marrow biopsies.
- A national reference laboratory for hemoglobinopathies.
- An internationally recognized Amyloid treatment center.
- Participation in ASCP teleconferences and CAP PIP, Autopsy and Digital Slide programs.
- Excellent work environment with state-of-the-art equipment and brand new office space.
- Attendance at regional and national pathology meetings encouraged and supported.
- Every resident at BMC enjoys the benefits of the Committee of Interns and Residents such as:
- Lowest resident parking rates of all area hospitals
- Highest resident salary in the state
- 100% paid disability
- Lowest health insurance cost for individuals AND their families
- Access to CIR staff support for any problems with your residency program