Anatomic and Clinical Pathology Residency
The Anatomic and Clinical Pathology Residency is an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education–accredited program that provides a strong foundation in anatomic and clinical pathology.
The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine is committed to resident education with subspecialty training rotations providing faculty subspecialization with strength in anatomic and clinical pathology, sophisticated research programs and the most advanced instrumentation. The department runs a centralized service providing total laboratory support to the hospital, and has a robust outreach program in anatomic and clinical pathology. The program provides ample resources, including a generous annual educational stipend and support for clinical and translational research.
Welcome From the Program Directors
New technologies and laboratory tests that provide diagnostic, prognostic and therapeutic information are emerging rapidly and our role as the doctor’s doctor—communicating clearly, educating and providing high quality, cost-effective healthcare consultation—has never been more vital.
The program's mission is to provide an outstanding education in all aspects of pathology, prepare residents to successfully pass the American Board of Pathology exams, support residents in securing fellowships in their chosen subspecialties at prestigious institutions throughout the nation, and enable residents to practice in the setting of their choice, from clinicians providing diagnostic pathology and clinical consultation to academicians enhancing medical knowledge and medical examiners contributing pathology expertise to the public.
We are excited that you are interested in our residency training program and invite you to apply.
KEVIN WATERS, MD, PHD
Director, Anatomic and Clinical Pathology Residency Program
SUMIRE KITAHARA, MD
Co-Director, Anatomic and Clinical Pathology Residency Program
The residency program offers both categorical pathology and physician-scientist training opportunities. The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine also offers a number of ACGME-accredited fellowship programs.
From surgical specialty pathology rotations to clinical pathology rotations in apheresis and genomic pathology, residents are exposed to diverse experiences.
The Pathology Physician-Scientist Training Program (PSTP) is designed for the combined MD/PhD or MD graduate who has achieved significant accomplishment in research and demonstrated a commitment to pursuing a career combining the clinical practice of pathology with basic or translational science investigation.
Many esteemed physicians and highly regarded researchers who represent nearly every major medical discipline are members of the Anatomic and Clinical Pathology Residency training program leadership and faculty.
The AP/CP residency at Cedars-Sinai was the essential component of my success in pursuing a career in academic pathology. Availability of scholarly activities helped me build a strong application to be accepted in a competitive fellowship program. Ample exposure to diverse cases during my residency and a well-rounded clinical curriculum prepared me to be a knowledgeable and efficient fellow. Because of my residency training, I was able to take maximum advantage of my fellowship training and to have the full support of my attendings in pursuing an academic career.
AMIR BEHDAD, MD
Division of Hematopathology
Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine
(Residency Class of 2012)
My educational experience as an AP/CP resident at Cedars-Sinai was outstanding and prepared me for a thriving academic career in a very competitive environment. I believe the faculty did an outstanding job, not only in teaching scientific concepts, but also with providing me with an in-depth understanding of the practical aspects of the practice of pathology, which has proven to be invaluable in managing a busy practice in an extremely complex, academic setting. I was able to secure highly competitive fellowships and eventually my ideal job with no difficulty, due in part to the excellent training I received as a resident at Cedars-Sinai. The faculty and program supported and encouraged my professional development, for which I will be forever grateful.
SANAM LOGHAVI, MD
Department of Hematopathology
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
(Residency Class of 2012)
I graduated from the AP/CP residency program at Cedars-Sinai in 2015 and stayed for my molecular genetic pathology fellowship. During my five years there, I found excellent mentors, friends and colleagues. The residents get along and work well together. Training in AP and CP is strong and balanced. In my final year of residency, I felt like my training prepared me to take the AP/CP boards.
SNEHAL PATEL, MD, PHD
Molecular Diagnostics Section of the Laboratory of Pathology
National Cancer Institute
National Institutes of Health
(Residency Class of 2015, Molecular Genetic Pathology Fellow 2015-16)
When I first entered residency, I wasn't sure if I wanted to go into a private or academic practice. Cedars-Sinai has a well-structured combined AP/CP program with strong subspecialty expertise, high volume, complex cases and numerous research opportunities. It was particularly rewarding to have mentors that supported me in designing research projects to investigate my own hypotheses. I also gained valuable administrative and quality improvement experience through my participation in various departmental and institutional committees. I chose this program because I thought it would afford me opportunities, no matter what type of practice I chose for my future. And it did. I got my first choice fellowship in a competitive field and went on to obtain a faculty position in a subspecialized practice at an academic medical center.
BRENT K. LARSON, DO
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pathology
(Residency Class of 2015, Gastrointestinal and Liver Pathology Fellow 2015-16)
Have Questions or Need Help?
If you have questions or would like to learn more about the Anatomic and Clinical Pathology Residency Program at Cedars-Sinai, please call or send a message to Academic Program Coordinator, LeeTanya Marion-Murray.
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
8700 Beverly Blvd., Room 8709
Los Angeles, CA 90048-1804