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Pathology Residency Program At-A-Glance

Richard Friedberg, MD
Choose a Program That Fits Your Hopes and Desires

With 15+ years as Pathology Department Chair, and having interviewed 100s of highly qualified applicants, Dr. Richard Friedberg suggests focusing on 3 aspects when choosing a residency.

Baystate Medical Center is a major teaching, clinical, and research facility and is the Western Campus of Tufts University School of Medicine (TUSM). The Baystate Pathology training program provides integrated training in anatomic and clinical pathology. Baystate Pathology/Baystate Medical Center is a “Molecular Center of Excellence” promoting molecular diagnostic pathology. Our faculty and residents create a cooperative and friendly environment in which you acquire the skills and knowledge needed to become a successful pathologist.

Residency Director Name James D. Mueller, MD, PhD

Residency Program Administrator Gretchen Lussier, GME Program Administrator II 
Baystate Pathology
Baystate Medical Center
Springfield, MA 01199
phone: 413-794-5085

Program & Department Metrics

  • Length of program: 4 years
  • Total number of resident: 16
  • Number of Faculty: 21
  • Number of fellowships: 1 (Cytopathology)

Baystate Metrics

  • Number of hospital beds: 716
  • Number of residency programs: 10
  • Number of fellowship programs: 22

Resident Benefits & Facilities

  • We have attempted to maintain salaries in the 75th percentile nationally, and here in western Massachusetts, we enjoy a lower cost of living than in major urban areas. View our complete list of salaries and benefits.
  • 4 weeks vacation/year, Free parking
  • Disability/Malpractice/Health/Life Insurance
  • Excellent on-campus library and online resources

Curriculum Information

Each year the residents get a balance of Anatomic and Clinical Pathology rotations which include the following:

  • Anatomic Pathology (26 months): Surgical Pathology, Dermatopathology, Autopsy, Frozen Section, Advanced Cytopathology, Advanced Surgical Pathology, Cytopathology, Forensic Pathology, Neuropathology/Renal Pathology
  • Clinical Pathology (19 months): Transfusion Medicine Service, Chemistry, Cytogenetics & Molecular, Immunopathology/Serology, Hematology/Hematopathology, Microbiology, Advanced Clinical Pathology
  • Electives (3 months): Sub-specialty Electives