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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


December 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.

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.  Congratulations, Pouya!


NorthShore Faculty Achievements

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.