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Pathology Residency

Samuel Joseph Wahl, MD
Chairman, Department of Pathology

Total positions offered for 2012: 1


All candidates must apply to the program using the AAMC (Association of American College) ERAS (Electrotonic Residency Application System) website. We participate in the NRMP, the "Match".Candidates must be graduates of approved medical schools in the United States or Canada. Foreign medical graduates must possess an ECFMG (Education Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates) certificate and valid visa by the July 1st start date of the residency training. Lenox Hill Hospital does not initially sponsor H1 visas. Only those individuals on J-1 visas are accepted into the program.
Total number of 2012 positions available: 1; total number of residents in program: 8

Residency Program Overview

The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine offers a flexible four year training program leading to board certification in anatomic pathology, clinical pathology or combined anatomic pathology and clinical pathology. These programs are tailored for individuals interested in an academic career in pathology, in the subspecialty practice of pathology, or in general community practice.

The core program in anatomic pathology consists of training in general surgical pathology which includes a wide range of specimens including skin, brain, lung, breast, gastrointestinal including pancreas and liver, bone and soft tissue, genitourinary, and endocrine. Hematopathology training includes lymph nodes, blood smears, bone marrows and flow cytometry. The department also has an autopsy service which residents rotate through every month. The number of surgical pathology specimens is approximately 23,000/year with approximately 1500 frozen sections/year. Clinical pathology training is provided in the fields of blood banking, clinical chemistry, cytogenetics, microbiology, virology, parasitology, toxicology and molecular pathology. Active participation is expected in interdepartmental tumor boards, as well as daily intradepartmental conferences. Weekly didactic conferences are held in both anatomic and clinical pathology.


Lenox Hill Hospital is a 652-bed acute care facility located in the Upper East Side of Manhattan. The Department of Pathology is affiliated with Hofstra University, where residents rotate in pediatric pathology and cytopathology. Lenox Hill Hospital has recently merged with Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute, an internationally recognized hospital in ophthalmology, otolaryngology and plastic surgery.

Stipends, Housing and Benefits

In 2011-12, first year residents receive $47,951.00 per year; second-year residents $50,346.00. Housing is available for single and married house staff in Lenox Hill Hospital maintained apartments. All residents are covered under Lenox Hill Hospital benefits, which include professional liability insurance, hospitalization and uniforms. The Hospital�s prime location offers easy access to all major museums, boutiques, restaurants, concert halls, the opera house and Central Park.

Please address all inquiries to the Residency Coordinator:
Lisa Meyer
Department of Pathology
Lenox Hill Hospital
100 East 77th Street
New York, NY 10021
Tel: 212-434-2330