Surgical Pathology with Gynecologic Emphasis

This one-year fellowship is designed to build expertise in Gynecologic Surgical Pathology, emphasizing graduated responsibility and including a component of independent fellow sign out. The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics is the largest center in the state for Gynecologic Oncology patient care, with six Gynecologic Oncology surgeons, weekly Tumor Boards, and 6000 gyn-specific surgical cases, including cases from busy vulvovaginal disease and colposcopy clinics, as well as a high-risk OB/NICU with an additional 1200 perinatal surgical cases per year.

The fellow will participate in work-up of in-house gynecologic pathology cases as well as extramural consultation cases. This fellowship represents the "Gyn track" within our larger Surgical Pathology Fellowship, and the fellow will garner strong general skills rotating through high-volume Hot Seat and Frozen Section services. There is flexibility in scheduling to accommodate individual interests in other subspecialties.  Research is supported and highly encouraged with various opportunities for clinical translational research as well as collaborative projects with our Gynecologic Oncology colleagues.

The University of Iowa is a tertiary medical center with an NCI-designated CoC/ACS-accredited Cancer Center and advanced multidisciplinary patient care. We have over 50,000 Surgical Pathology accessions each year, as well as a strong Cytopathology program with over 10,000 gynecologic Pap tests 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.


Megan Samuelson, MD
Clinical Associate Professor of Surgical Pathology and Cytopathology
Director, Gynecologic Surgical Pathology Fellowship Track

Dan Griffin, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgical Pathology and Cytopathology