School of Medicine

Wayne State University School of Medicine

Surgical Pathology

Surgical pathology involves the gross and microscopic examination of surgical specimens as well as biopsies. The practice of surgical pathology allows for definitive diagnosis of disease (or lack thereof) in any case where tissue is surgically removed from a patient. This is usually performed by a combination of gross (i.e., macroscopic) and histologic (i.e., microscopic) examination of the tissue, and may involve evaluations of molecular properties of the tissue by immunohistochemistry or other laboratory tests. The graduate medical fellowship in surgical pathology at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University is accredited to offer one-year training that includes frozen section laboratories with examination of both routine and unusual neoplastic and non-neoplastic specimens. Fellows will be given the opportunity to evaluate and learn from an exceptionally diverse amount of pathology material.

The goal is to provide in-depth experience in diagnostic anatomic pathology so that the trainee is well trained to practice general surgical pathology; guide the fellows to develop a subspecialty area of interest and expertise to include diagnostic and investigative expertise, and gain administrative experience in working with faculty, staff, junior residents and students in helping to manage an academic diagnostic anatomic pathology service.

Position Available:  One fellowship per year

Requirements:  Candidate must be Board certified or eligible by the American Board of Pathology in AP or AP/CP, and eligible for a Michigan medical license. 

Application: Send CV, three reference letters, and personal statement to:

Rouba Ali-Fehmi, M.D., Fellowship Director ( and cc Pam Nelson, Program Coordinator (