Anatomic Pathology encompasses autopsy pathology, cytopathology, and surgical pathology and its subspecialties.
Autopsy: Service approximately 150 autopsies are performed annually at Evanston Hospital. All first year residents spend the first month of training on the autopsy service to develop their dissection skills and microscopic interpretation of normal and abnormal histology. Subsequent rotations on autopsy service are interspersed throughout residency.
Surgical Pathology: Rotation is a monthly four-person rotation, which permits time for in-depth case review. Diagnoses are made with the aid of extensive immunohistochemical staining, FISH, molecular techniques, flow cytometry, and image analysis. Approximately 120,000 specimens are received annually at the four hospitals comprising NorthShore. Supervision is provided by the faculty, the surgical pathology fellow, PAs and senior residents.
Cytopathology: Approximately 48,000 specimens are processed annually, including gynecologic, non-gynecologic, and fine needle aspiration specimens.
Subspeciality rotations include Dermatopathology (required) and Neuropathology (elective).
Cytopathology Conference - Around the scope and didactic presentations (weekly)
Anatomic Pathology Conference - Didactic presentations by faculty and outside speakers (weekly)
Autopsy Conference (weekly)
Renal Conference (twice monthly - first and third Thursdays)
Dermatopathology Conference (twice monthly - second and fourth Thursdays)
Surgical Unknowns (weekly)