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Pathology Residency Program

The Pathology Residency Program at NorthShore offers a well-rounded program with thorough training in anatomic and clinical pathology. We pride ourselves on promoting a friendly environment conducive to learning.  Our abundance of interesting surgical cases, accessible faculty members with “open-door” policies, and plentiful resources for translational and basic research are a few of the many reasons to train here.  The department is conveniently centralized in one location, and residents are provided individual office space with personal computers and microscopes to optimize the education experience.  Additionally, trainees have opportunities to attend national meetings.

For a more in depth look into our program, please watch our video and view our twitter profile.

2020-2021 Residents:

Omar Abdelsadek Robert Toelke Adesola Akinyemi - Co Chief Cory Gray
Marika Forsythe Joshua Wodskow Aibek Akmatbekov Kiran Manjee- Co Chief
Payu Raval   Ansa Mehreen  
Kritika Prasai      

 Department News

Recent Resident Publications

Jamshidi, P:  Clinicopathologic and Proteomic Analysis of Amyloidomas Involving the Ocular Surface and Adnexa. Am J Clin Pathol 2021 Oct 26; XX:1-8

Ikegami, S, Benirschke, R, Kang, J and Gniadek, T: Target specific serologic analysis of COVID-19 convalescent plasma. PLoS One. 2021 Apr 28

Ikegami, S, Kang, J and Gniadek, T: Rapidly Establishing a Hospital-Based Convalescent Plasma Collection Center with the Alyx Apheresis Collection Device. Acad Pathol.2021 Feb

Ikegami, S, Kang, J and Gniadek, T: Persistence of SARS-CoV-2 nasopharyngeal swab PCR positivity in COVID-19 convalscent plasma donors. Transfusion 2020 Dec

Jamshidi P and Taxy JB: Educational Case: Yolk Sac (Endodermal Sinus) Tumor of the Ovary.  Acad Pathol 2020 Jan 18; eCollection 2020 Jan-Dec.

Manjee K and Sullivan ME: Radiation-associated Angiosarcoma in Breast Cancer Patients.  Acad Pathol 2020 Mar 20; eCollection 2020 Jan-Dec.

Manjee K and Gniadek T: Granuloyte Transfusion.  Acad Pathol 2020 Mar 20; eCollection 2020 Jan-Dec.

 Dr. Kiran Manjee was selected for a two-year appointment as a USCAP Ambassador.   USCAP Ambassadors represent USCAP to pathology trainees to assure they traverse their career pathways in partnership with the Academy.  

Dr. Amandeep Kaur is a 2020 recipient of the Association of Pathology Chairs Society of '67 Scholars Award for pathology residents and medical students.  This award provides an opportunity for residents to familiarize themselves with career opportunities in pathology and the critical role of pathology in healthcare delivery, research, and education through access to national leaders in academic pathology attending the APC Annual Meeting.  

Dr. Pouya Jamshidi is a 2020 recipient of an ASCP Subspecialty Grant for an elective rotation in neuropathology at Johns Hopkins University in December 2019.

“Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Retrospective Analysis of in Vivo MRI and Placental Pathology” was awarded the Benirschke Perinatal Pathology Award at the Society of Pediatric Pathology 2020 Spring Meeting in Los Angeles, CA,  February 28-March 1, 2020.  The award was given to presenting author Dr. Crystal Bockoven.  

Drs. Adesola Akinyemi, Sachie Ikegami, Pouya Jamshidi, Amandeep Kaur, Kiran Manjee and Ansa Mehreen participated in the ASCP Leadership Institute's Ignite and Advance Your Career Emerging Pathology Leaders Seminar on February 1, 2020.

Dr. Pouya Jamshidi was selected to join the AANP Neurodegenerative Disease Scholars' Program funded by the National Institutes of Aging through an NIH R13 grant in addition to funds from AANP.  The program is intended to enhance the career development of neuropathology trainees to increase the number of academic neurodegenerative disease neuropathologists.  The AANP Scholars Program, currently limited to 20 participants, will run from 2020 to 2022. 

NorthShore Faculty Achievements

Gandra S, Choi J, McElvania E, Green SJ, Harazin M, Thomson RB, Dantas G, Singh KS, Das S: Faropenem Resistance Causes in Vitro Cross-Resistance to Carbapenems in ESBL-producing Escherichia coli.  Int J Antimicrob Agents 2020 Mar; 55(3).

Agarwal I and Ernst LM: Perinatal Pulmonary Hemorrhage: A Retrospective Autopsy Case Series.  Pediatr Dev Pathol 2020 Feb 19; Online ahead of print. 

Atlas of Cytopathology and Radiology, 1st edition, Springer, 2020: Ritu Nayer, Xiaoqi Lin (Northwestern University), Ajit S. Paintal (NorthShore University HealthSystem), Ramona Gupta, Albert A. Nemcek, Jr (Northwestern University)

Committee Appointments

We are excited to announce that the following residents have been elected as committee members to the following societies:

Amandeep Kaur - Association of Pathology (APC) Committee Member - Leadership Development & Diversity

Pouya Jamshidi   American Association of Neuropathologists (AANP) - Junior Committee Member

2021 Chicago Pathology Society Resident Research Competition

We are excited to announce that the following abstracts have been selected for awards in the Chicago Pathology Society Annual Resident Research competition: 

The first place award was given to “Persistence of SARS-CoV-2 Nasopharyngeal Swab PCR Positivity in COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma Donors“ by Dr. Sachie Ikegami and Dr. Tom Gniadek

An Honorable Mention was given toOptimization of Storage and Transport Temperature and Time for Complete Blood Count Testingby Dr. Amandeep Kaur and Dr. Hong Kee Lee  

USCAP 2020 here we come!

We are excited to announce that all resident abstracts were accepted for presentation at the USCAP 2020 Annual Meeting:

"Osteoarthritis in the Head of the Stapes in Otosclerosis", by Dr. Anna-Lee Clarke-Brodber and Dr. Jerome Taxy

"Inter-Rater Reliability (IRR) in a Consensus PD-L1 Immunohistochemistry (IHC) Service in an Academic Multi-Hospital Health System", Dr. Pouya Jamshidi, Dr. Amandeep Kaur, Dr. Lin Liu, Dr. Megan E. Sullivan, Dr. William Watkin, and Dr. Ajit Paintal

"PD-L1 Combined Positive Score (CPS) Scoring in p16+ Oropharyngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma (OPSCC): A Comparison of Scoring in Paired Primary tumors and Lymph Node Metastases", Dr. Amandeep Kaur, Dr. Pouya Jamshidi, and Dr. Ajit S. Paintal

"Duct vs Lobule: Is Location a Useful Feature in Breast Cores with Low-Grade Ductal Proliferations?" Dr. Kiran G. Manjee and Dr. Megan E. Sullivan

"Detection of Viral Genomes in Chronic Vilitis" won the Gordon F. Vawter Pathologist-in-Training Award at the Society for Pediatric Pathology/Paediatric Pathology Society 2019 Joint Fall Meeting in Pittsburgh, PA, October 17-18, 2019.  The award was given to presenting author Dr. Crystal Bockoven

Congratulations to our residents on their fellowships for 2021-2022:

  • Anna-Lee Clarke-Brodber, Cytopathology, Mayo Clinic
  • Pouya Jamshidi, Neuropathology, Northwestern University
  • Amandeep Kaur, Hematopathology, Northwestern University
  • Muhammad Ahmad, Breast Pathology, Mayo Clinic

Congratulations to our residents on their fellowships for 2022-2023:

  • Amandeep Kaur, Molecular Genertic Pathology, University of Chicago (NorthShore)
  • Kiran Manjee, Women's Health (Breast & Gyn) Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Cory Gray, Hematopathology and Molecular Genetic Pathology, Washington University STL 

Congratulations to our residents on their fellowships for 2023-2024:

  • Aibek Akmatbekov, Hematopathology, University of Chicago
  • Adesola Akinyemi, Cytology, Northwell Health