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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.

2022-2023 Residents:

Omar Altantawi Omar Abdelsadek Robert Toelke

Adesola Akinyemi,
Chief Resident

Kadir Isidan Marika Forsythe Joshua Wodskow,
Chief Resident
Aibek Akmatbekov
Ximena Wise

Kritika Prasai

  Ansa Mehreen
  Payu Raval    

Department News

It's official: our incoming PGY-1 residents are Dr. Priyanka Batra, Dr. Stuart Hanviriyapunt and Shruti Srikumar. We are all excited to meet you in-person soon!

The 2023 Chicago Pathology Society Trainee Research awardees include NorthShore residents Dr. Adesola Akinyemi (First Place) and Dr. Payu Raval (Third Place). Congratulations to Desola, Payu as well as thier faculty mentors, Dr. Groth and Dr. Ernst!

Congratulations to our residents on their fellowships!

  • Aibek Akmatbekov, Hematopathology, University of Chicago (2023-24)
  • Adesola Akinyemi, Cytology, Northwell Health (2023-24) and Oncologic Surgical Pathology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (2024-25)
  • Ansa Mehreen, Surgical Pathology, Vanderbilt University (2023-24)
  • Robert Toelke, Transfusion Medicine, University of Cincinnati (2024-25)
  • Josh Wodskow, Hematopathology, Case Western Reserve University (2024-25)

NorthShore Pathology Grand Rounds Schedule for 2022-2023

July: Dr. Juan C. Santa Rosario (Digital Pathology & AI)
August:  Dr. Alice Briones (Forensic Pathology in the Military)
September: Dr. Nicole Cipriani (Follicular Patterned Thyroid Neoplasms)
October: Dr. Jiaqi Shi (COMPASS-like Complex Gene-mutated Pancreatic Carcinoma)
November: Dr. Jonathan Myles (Digital Pathology: Payment Opportunities and Challenges)
December: Holiday Break
January: Dr. Whitney You (Physician Burnout and Peer Support)
February: Dr. Brigitte Ronnett (Hydatidiform Moles and Gestational Trophoblastic Neoplasms: Ancillary Techniques to Refine Diagnosis)
March: Dr. Kristine M. Wylie (The Human Virome and Reproductive Health)
April: Dr. Raj Kapur (Pediatric GI: Hirschsprung's Disease)
May: Dr. Kyle Kurek (Molecular and Genomic Pathology)
June: Dr. Lynette Sholl (Molecular Genetics of Lung Cancer)

NorthShore's PGY2 and PGY3 residents did great presentations of complex cases at Illinois Registry of Anatomic Pathology (IRAP) on October 24, 2022