We have updated our Online Services Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. See our Cookies Notice for information concerning our use of cookies and similar technologies. By using this website or clicking “I ACCEPT”, you consent to our Online Services Terms of Use.

Cytopathology Fellowship

The Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center Cytopathology Fellowship Program at University Hospitals, in collaboration with Case Western Reserve University, provides extensive training in diagnostic cytopathology utilizing an annual volume of about 28,000 gynecologic and 5,000 non-gynecologic specimens from the outpatient and inpatient clinical services of an over 1,000-bed teaching hospital and a Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Cytopathology Fellowship Program Training

The training involves active participation in the following:

  • Fine needle aspiration
  • Quality assurance
  • Research activities of the laboratory
  • Signing out
  • Teaching

It is complemented by a cytopathology lecture course given over a three-month period. The fellow will have the opportunity to rotate in affiliated community hospitals, dedicated research and up to six weeks of elective time.


Applicants must have completed requirements for primary certification in anatomic pathology (AP) or AP/clinical pathology (CP) before the start of this fellowship.

Types and Numbers of Appointments

One fellowship is available per year.


The Graduate Medical Education office maintains a comprehensive detailed list of up-to-date resident benefits and salary information.


Applications should be sent by June 30 of the year preceding the intended fellowship to:

Claire W. Michael, MD
c/o Linda Krencik
Department of Pathology
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
11100 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44106
Phone: 216-286-8278
Fax: 216-201-5354

Life in Cleveland Has So Much to Offer

Whether you are interested in exploring the rich cultural history of its neighborhoods or eating at one of its many award-winning eateries, Cleveland has something for everyone.