RESIDENCY

Placement

Residency Placement

Nearly all residents, over the past few years, have pursued subspecialty fellowship or post-doctoral research training at Penn or other prestigious institutions. In the cohort of trainees a few years out from residency, approximately 75% practice in academic settings and 15% in community hospital/private practice settings.

Overall, graduates from the Penn pathology residency programs have pursued distinctive careers across academic, translational, clinical, and private-practice settings, or have carved out unique professional paths for themselves.

Among the notable alumni of the training programs are or were the chairs of the pathology department at the NIH, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, University of Arkansas, University of New Mexico, Virginia Commonwealth University, University of Buffalo, Children's Hospital Los Angeles, and Roswell Park Cancer Center and faculty members at University of Pennsylvania, Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard, Columbia, Yale, Cornell, Washington University, Vanderbilt, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, University of Michigan, University of Alabama, Emory University, UCLA, and other preeminent universities. In the last few years, alumni have pursued fellowships not only at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania but also Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Weill Cornell Medical Center, Stanford University, Johns Hopkins, Washington University, Cedars-Sinai, the Mayo Clinic, and other hospitals and academic medical centers. The Executive Medical Officer at the American Red Cross built her career on the training she received in pathology at Penn, while a former CP resident is the CEO of the Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute. A former resident and neuropathology fellow is the founder and CEO of Avid RadioPharmaceuticals.

Recent Residents' Placement 2007-2016

Class of 2016

Aileen Arriola, MD
Surgical Pathology Fellowship (current position)
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Christopher Gault, MD, PhD
Surgical Pathology Fellowship (current position)
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Peter Mazari, MD, PhD
Forensic Fellowship (current position)
City of Baltimore Medical Examiner's Office

Dean Sayre, MD
Columbia University School of Public Health (current position)

Suzanne Thibodeaux, MD, PhD
Transfusion Medicine Fellowship (current position)
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Class of 2015

Joe Hatem, MD
Surgical Pathology Fellowship
Cytopathology Fellowship (current position)
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Amrom Obstfeld, MD, PhD
Assistant Director of Hematology and Coagulation Laboratories (current position)
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Danielle Samulski, MD
Surgical Pathology Fellowship
Cytopathology Fellowship (current position)
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Craig Soderquist, MD
Hematopathology Fellowship
Molecular Genetic Pathology Fellowship (current position)
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Carlos Villa, MD, PhD
Transfusion Medicine Fellowship
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Pennsylvania (current position)

Amber Wang, MD
Neuropathology Fellowship (current position)
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Shuanzeng (Sam) Wei, MD, PhD
Cytopathology Fellowship
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Assistant Professor of Pathology, Fox Chase Cancer Center (current position)

John Wojcik, MD, PhD
Soft Tissue Fellowship
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Instructor in Soft Tissue Pathology, University of Pennsylvania (current position)

Class of 2014

Elizabeth Azzato, MD, PhD
Molecular Genetic Pathology Fellowship, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Director of Molecular Pathology, St. Jude's Research Hospital (current position)

Sarah Choi, MD, PhD
Surgical Pathology Fellowship, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Hematopathology Fellowship, Northwestern
Assistant Professor of Pathology, University of Michigan (current position)

Stephanie Dean, MD
Forensic Pathology Fellowship, Baltimore Office of the Chief Medical Examiner
Staff Pathologist - Medical Examiner's Office of Baltimore (current position)

Andrew Fesnak, MD
Transfusion Medicine/Cellular Therapy Fellowships, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pathology, University of Pennsylvania (current position)

Renee Frank, MD
Surgical Pathology and Cytopathology Fellowships, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Staff Pathologist, Geissinger Medical System (current position)

Wen Lu, MD
Blood Bank/Transfusion Medicine Fellowship, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Pennsylvania
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pathology, Case Western University (current position)

Erika Moore, MD
Hematopathology Fellowship, UPMC Presbyterian, Pittsburgh
Assistant Professor of Pathology, Case Western University (current position)

MacLean Nasrallah, MD, PhD
Neuropathology Fellowship, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Instructor in Neuropathology (current position)

Tracey Polsky, MD, PhD
Assistant Director of the Clinical Chemistry Laboratory
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (current position)

Christine Rongey, MD
Hematopathology Fellowship, University of Washington
Staff Pathologist, private practice, West Virginia (current position)

Lea Filippone Surrey, MD
Pediatric Pathology Fellowship, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Molecular Genetic Pathology Fellowship, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pathology, CHOP (current position)

Rashmi Tondon, MD
Surgical Pathology/GI and Liver Fellowship, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pathology, University of Pennsylvania (current position)

Class of 2013

Ronnie Abraham, MD
Dermatopathology Fellowship, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center/Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York
Dermatopathologist, OSF Healthcare, Peoria, IL (current position)

Rebecca Batiste, MD
Surgical Pathology Fellowship//Instructor in Breast Pathology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Vijay Bhoj, MD, PhD
Transfusion Medicine Fellowship, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Postdoctoral Researcher, Milone Lab, University of Pennsylvania (current position)

Lyndsey Emery, MD, PhD
Neuropathology Fellowship, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Staff Pathologist, Medical Examiner Office of Delaware (current position)

Laurel Glaser, MD, PhD
Microbiology Fellowship, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Clinical Assistant Professor of Microbiology, University of Pennsylvania (current position)

Phillipp Raess, MD, PhD
Surgical Pathology and Hematopathology Fellowships, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland
Assistant Professor Oregon Health and Science Center (current position)

Navid Sadri, MD, PhD
Soft Tissue Pathology Specialization--PAH; postdoctoral research in sarcoma, University of Pennsylvania; Molecular Genetic Pathology Fellowship, Memorial Sloan Kettering
Assistant Professor of Pathology, Case Western (current position)

Rena Xian, MD
Hematopathology Fellowship, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Molecular Pathology Fellowship, UCLA
Assistant Professor of Pathology, UCLA (current position)

Class of 2012

Erica Clayton, MD
Surgical Pathology/GI and Liver Pathology Fellowships, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Staff Pathologist, Marin General Hospital, San Francisco (current position)

Pallavi Gopal, MD, PhD
Neuropathology Fellowship, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Postdoctoral Researcher, Holzbaur Lab, University of Pennsylvania
Instructor in Neuropathology, University of Pennsylvania (current position)

Pil Gyu Hwang, MD, PhD
Cytopathology Fellowship, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Staff Pathologist, UPMC Passavant (current position)

Tine Ipe, MD
Transfusion Medicine Fellowship, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pathology and Genomic Medicine, Methodist Houston (current position)

Benjamin Mathis, MD
Forensic Pathology Fellowship, Miami-Dade County Medical Examiner Department
Staff Pathologist, Miami-Dade Medical Examiner (current position)

Grant Nybakken, MD, PhD
Surgical Pathology/Hematopathology Fellowships, Stanford University
Staff Pathologist, Kaiser Permanente (current position)

Rachel Ochs, MD
Surgical Pathology Fellowship, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Hematopathology Fellowship, New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York
Staff Pathologist, Morristown Pathology Associates (current position)

Lauren Ende Schwartz, MD
Assistant in Surgical Pathology, Gyn Pathology Fellowship, John Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore
Clinical Assistant Professor of Pathology, University of Pennsylvania (current position)

Class of 2011 

Ian Hageman, MD, PhD 
Surgical Pathology /Molecular Genetic Pathology Fellowships, Washington University St. Louis
Assistant Professor, Washington University St. Louis (current position)

James Iqbal, MD, PhD 
Transfusion Medicine Fellowship, Cedars-Sinai Hospital 
Pathologist, VA Hospital Los Angeles (current position)

Marisa Juntilla, MD, PhD 
Resident, Clinical Pathology, Stanford University Hospital 
Intructor in Pathology, Stanford University (current position)

Rebecca King, MD 
Hematopathology Fellowship, Mayo Clinic 
Assistant Professor, Mayo Clinic (current position)

Megan Nakashima, MD 
Surgical Pathology/Molecular Genetic Pathology Fellowships, Washington University St. Louis
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pathology, Cleveland Clinic (current position)

Jennifer Reese, MD 
Dermatopathology Fellowship, University of Virginia
Staff Pathologist, Midatlantic Pathology Services (current position)

Darshan Roy, MD 
Hematopathology Fellowship, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania 
Assistant Professor of Pathology, Rowan School of Medicine (current postion)

Mark Stonecypher, MD, PhD 
Surgical Pathology Fellowship, Brigham and Women’s Hospital 
Hematopathology Fellowship, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Private practice, Tennessee (current position)

Yvette Tanhehco, MD, PhD 
Transfusion Medicine Fellowship, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania 
Assistant Director of Transfusion Medicine, New York Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center (current position)

Gary Tozbikian, MD 
Surgical Pathology Fellowship, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania 
Breast Pathology Fellowship, Memorial Sloan Kettering
Assitant Professor of Pathology, Ohio State University (current position)

Class of 2010 

Dipti Anand, MD 
Associate Dermatopathologist, Skinpath Solutions, Atlanta, Georgia 

Miriam Enriquez, MD, Assistant Professor of Pathology, Cooper Hospital, New Jersey 

Adrienne Carruth Griffin, MD, Surgical Pathology Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh

Keri Donaldson, MD, Assistant Professor, Pathology 
Medical Director, Hematology and Thrombosis Laboratories, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Maria Martinez-Lage, MD
Assistant in Pathology, Massachusetts General Hospital

Lauren Thoma, MD
Assistant Medical Examiner in Middlesex County, New Jersey

Class of 2009 

Jill Adamski, MD, PhD 
Assistant Professor of Transfusion Medicine, Division of Laboratory Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Ryan Fortna, MD, PhD
Staff Pathologist, Dermatopathology, NW Pathology, Bellingham, WA 

Hillary Kimbrell, MD 
Staff Pathologist, Myriad Genetics, Salt Lake City, Utah

Thomas Kirn, MD, PhD 
Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Assistant Director, Clinical Microbiology Laboratory, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Rachel Kowal, MD 
Dermatopathologist, Muhlbauer Dermatopathology Laboratory, Pittsford, NY

Joyce Ou, MD, PhD 
Assistant Professor, Brown University Warren Alpert School of Medicine, Staff Pathologist Women & Infants Hospital

Michael Tetzlaff, MD, PhD 
Associate Professor, Pathology, University of Texas, Staff Pathologist, MD Anderson Cancer Center

Sriram Venneti, MD, PhD 
Assistant Professor, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Timothy Wade, MD 
Staff Pathologist, Cytopathology, AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, Atlantic City, NJ 

Gerald Wertheim, MD, PhD 
Assistant Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania 
Staff, Hematopathology, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Class of 2008 

Michael Bachman, MD, PhD
Director of Molecular Microbiology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Jeffrey Baliff, MD 
Assistant Professor, Pathology, Anatomy and Cell Biology, Thomas Jefferson University School of Medicine, Philadelphia

Charlene Bierl, MD, PhD 
Medical Director, Blood Bank and Clinical Chemistry, Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ 

Jillian Grau, MD 
Section Chief, Transplantation Pathology, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Lehigh Valley Health Network, Lehigh, PA 

Annette Kim, MD, PhD 
Associate Professor of Pathology, Brigham & Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Boston

Anita Sengupta, MD 
Assistant Professor, University of Texas SW- Dallas

Christopher Watt, MD, PhD 
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania 
Assistant Director of Molecular Genetic Pathology Laboratory, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

Yongping Wang, MD, PhD 
Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

Class of 2007

Jennifer Baccon, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Pathology and Neurosurgery Medical Director, Autopsy and Decedent Care Services
Associate Director, Pathology Residency Program, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA

David Glidden, MD
Chief, Anatomic Pathology, DeWitt Army Community Hospital, Ft. Belvoir, VA

Shereen Gheith, MD, PhD
Chief, Section of Molecular Pathology, Molecular Pathology/Hematopathology & Clinical Laboratory Medicine, Lehigh Valley Health Network, Lehigh, PA

Ami Goradia, MD
Staff Pathologist, Hematopathology, Genoptix, San Diego

Jui-Han Huang, MD, PhD
Assistant Clinical Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Staff Pathologist, Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia

Stanley Hurtt, MD
Staff Pathologist, GI/Hepatic Pathology, York Laboratory Associates, York Hospital, York, PA

Taku Kambayashi, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Staff-Transfusion Medicine and Blood Bank, HUP, Philadelphia

Edward B. Lee, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Staff-Neuropathology, HUP, Philadelphia

Stanley Leung, MD
Staff Pathologist, Metropolitan Medical Laboratory, PLC, Davenport, IA

Mojdeh Naghashpour, MD, PhD
Staff Pathologist, Jupiter Medical Center, Jupiter, FL

Jason Park, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor-Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Director, Advanced Diagnostics Laboratory, Children’s Medical Center, UT Southwestern Dallas

Michele Roullet, MD
Staff Pathologist, Hematopathology and Clinical Pathology, Pathology Sciences Medical Group, Norfolk, VA