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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.

Department News

Recent Resident Publications

Bockoven C, Gastfield RD, Victor T, Venkatasubramanian PN, Wyrwicz AM, Ernst LM: Correlation of Placental Magnetic Resonance Imaging with Histopathologic Diagnosis: Detection of Aberrations in Structure and Water Diffusivity. Pediatr Dev Pathol 2019 Dec 23; Epub ahead of print.

Jamshidi P, Manjee K, Das S, Paintal AS: Educational Case: Chronic Pulmonary Aspergillosis. Acad Pathol 2019 Dec 9; eCollection 2019 Jan-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)

Color Atlas of Human Fetal and Neonatal Histology, 2nd edition, Springer, 2019: Linda M. Ernst (NorthShore University HealthSystem), Eduardo D. Ruchelli, Chrystalle Katte Carreon, and Dale S. Huff (The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Pereleman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania). 


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", 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

NorthShore Pathology Residents Cory Gray, Hatham Hasan, Pouya Jamshidi, Amandeep Kaur, and Kiran Manjee presented interesting cases at the September Illinois Registry of Anatomic Pathology (IRAP) of the Chicago Pathology Society meeting on September 23, 2019.