General Surgical Pathology

A one-year fellowship in general surgical pathology is offered by the Division of Surgical Pathology. Based in a 860 bed tertiary care university hospital, the program provides advanced training and responsibility in diagnostic surgical pathology through rotations which include preliminary diagnosis of all cases (hot seat), frozen section interpretation, gross room supervision, consult service and tumor boards. There is ample opportunity for research with guidance and mentorship from our experienced faculty.

In addition to our general surgical pathology fellowship, the department offers several subspecialized training tracks in surgical pathology to include gastrointestinal pathology, breast pathology, gynecological pathology, genitourinary pathology and head and neck pathology.

Special laboratory expertise may be gained in Molecular Pathology/Diagnostics and Immunopathology. The laboratory examines more than 53,000 surgical specimens and 4,100 frozen sections per year.


Applications will be accepted from residents who will have had three years of straight Anatomic Pathology training or four years of combined Anatomic and Clinical Pathology training. Board eligible applicants are preferred.


Amani Bashir, MBBS
Clinical Associate Professor of Pathology
Phone: (319) 467-5706
Email: Amani-bashir@uiowa.ed