Women's Pathology Fellowship

The fellowship for academic year 2021-2022 has been filled.

Director: Farbod Darvishian, M.D., Associate Professor of Pathology

Description: One fellowship position. This one-year fellowship provides an intensive experience in gynecologic-obstetric and breast pathology, along with ample opportunities in clinico-pathologic research. The fellowship is based at the Tisch and Bellevue Hospitals which together accessions over 12,000 Ob-Gyn and 8000 breast cases per year. Cases are derived from NYU Cancer Institute, Tisch Hospital, Bellevue Hospital and its affiliated HHC hospitals such as the Gouverneur Hospital, and Lutheran Hospital. The nature and variety of the case material is outstanding and varied and includes complex oncologic specimens requiring in depth clinico-pathologic correlations. Fellows are involved in the review and sign out of cases, presentation at conferences, research and the teaching and supervision of residents and medical students. Fellows will guide the residents on grossing and microscopic analysis of difficult cases. Research opportunities are ample; fellows are expected to participate in clinico-pathologic research projects under faculty supervision.

Fellows Workload and Responsibilities

  • 9,000 breast specimens (3,000 surgical specimens, 6,000 core biopsies)
  • 9,000 gynecology specimens
  • Preview cases - Help rotating residents - One month of grossing
  • Three tumor boards
    • Gynecology tumor board: Every Friday
    • Breast multidisciplinary conference: Every Wednesday
    • Lutheran breast tumor board: Once a month

Requirements: Completion of a three-year program in Anatomic Pathology or a four-year program in AP/CP and must hold a NY State License prior to the start date. MUST hold a NY State License/Limited Permit prior to the start date. Please inquire with the Program Manager.

Visas: NYU only offers J-1 visas through the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) to candidates in need of visa sponsorship.

Stipends: Commensurate with Candidate’s level of training.


Applications for positions beginning July 1 should be received by August 30th two years prior to start date.

All application materials should be emailed and sent according to the instructions below.

To: pathologyeducation@nyulangone.org
Email Subject: Lastname, First initial - Women's Pathology Fellowship Application

A complete application includes the following documents as PDF files:

  1. CAP Standardized Applications (Download PDF)
  2. Personal Statement
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. Copy of Medical School Transcript
  5. Copy of USMLE Step 1-3 score reports or COMLEX reports for D.O. candidates (please make sure your PDF files are not password protected)
  6. ECFMG Certificate (if applicable)
  7. Three letters of recommendation dated within the past six months (Letters must come directly from the author or Program Coordinator)

Application files must be titled in the following way:


Letters of recommendation addressed to:

Farbod Darvishian, MD
Associate Professor of Pathology, Women's Pathology Fellowship
NYU Langone Medical Center

Related links:
Clinical Fellows