Fellowship in Surgical Pathology at Lenox Hill Hospital

Fellowship in Surgical Pathology at Lenox Hill Hospital

About us

The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Lenox Hill Hospital offers a one-year Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)-accredited fellowship program in general surgical pathology with rotations through several subspecialties, including breast, hematopathology, neuropathology, thoracic, genitourinary, gynecologic, gastrointestinal, cytopathology, and head and neck pathology. Three two-week rotations on frozen section are offered during the year and a one-month elective rotation is also offered to the fellow, with approval by the program director. The department analyzes more than 24,000 surgical specimens annually with more than 1,800 frozen sections annually.

The fellow will be responsible for complete work-up of surgical, frozen section and consultation cases, resident teaching, gross room supervision, participation in quality assurance and execution of a research project culminating in submission of a manuscript for publication in a peer reviewed journal. Support is provided for presentation of research projects at national meetings. The fellows are expected to present at intradepartmental and interdepartmental conferences, resident lectures and journal clubs.


Lenox Hill Hospital is a 652-bed acute care facility located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. The Department of Pathology is affiliated with Northwell Health and Hofstra University, where residents rotate in autopsy, pediatric, and selected clinical pathology rotations. The Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital, an internationally recognized hospital specializing in ophthalmologic, otolaryngologic and plastic surgery, is an integral part of the Lenox Hill hospital campus. 


The Hofstra Northwell Program at Lenox Hill Hospital provides a competitive salary and benefits package. All residents are covered under Lenox Hill Hospital benefits, which include professional liability insurance, medical care and hospitalization, meal vouchers and uniforms. The hospital's prime location offers easy access to public transportation, all major museums, boutiques, restaurants, concert halls and Central Park. 

Application process

Availability: July 1, 2019
Deadline: December 15, 2017

Essential application information includes:

All fellows should have completed residency training in anatomic pathology (AP) or combined anatomic and clinical pathology (AP/CP) and be either certified or eligible for certification by the American Board of Pathology. Individuals accepted into the program must obtain a New York state medical license prior to the program start date on July 1. 

Individuals on J-1 visas may be accepted into the program. Lenox Hill Hospital may choose to sponsor H-1 visas under exceptional circumstances. Letters of recommendation should be sent directly to the training program administrator. All requests for information and applications should be addressed to Karen Spitzer. See contact information below. 

Program leadership

Samuel Joseph Wahl, MD

  • Chairman - Approved by the Jan 14 Med Board of Pathology, Lenox Hill Hospital
  • Chairman-Credentials Committee - Approved by the Dec 10, 2013 Med Board of Pathology, Lenox Hill Hospital
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Samuel Wahl, MD
Pathology Chair, Program Director

Adnan Hasanovic, MD
Anatomic Pathology Director

Oana Vele, MD
Clinical Pathology Director

Randy Levine, MD
Blood Bank Director

Gordana Katava, MD
Clinical Pathology Associate Director

Alyssa Yurovitsky, MD
Hematopathology Director

Ryan Des Jean, MD
Immunohistochemistry Chief

Todd Anderson, MD
Attending Pathologist

Scott Duong, MD
Attending Pathologist

Susan Jormark, MD
Attending Pathologist

Xiaoqing O’Leary, MD, PhD
Attending Pathologist

Elana Opher, MD
Attending Pathologist

Barry Pearson, MD
Attending Pathologist

Pamela Unger, MD
Attending Pathologist

Harry Ioachim, MD
Chairman Emeritus

Contact us

Please address all inquiries to our program administrator:

Samantha Anderson
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Lenox Hill Hospital
100 East 77th Street
New York, NY 10075
(212) 434-2387
[email protected]

Applicants invited for interview will be notified by email. For additional information on how to apply, please contact Samantha Anderson. 

(212) 434-2387

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Applicants invited for interview will be notified by email. For additional information on how to apply contact Samantha Anderson.

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