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Program at a Glance

UMass Chan Medical School-Baystate offers a one-year ACGME-accredited, newly established Breast and GYN Pathology fellowship to prepare fellows to be diagnostic experts in the interpretation of breast and GYN pathology specimens, while also providing continued exposure to other pathology subspecialties and opportunities to pursue translational research.

Meet Our Team

Ashraf Khan, MD, FRCPath
Fellowship Director

Giovanni Crisi, MD
Associate Program Director

Q. Jackie Cao, MD
Associate Program Director

Kerry Hayes
Fellowship Administrator
email: kerry.hayes@baystatehealth.org | phone: 413-794-5085

Program Metrics

  • Length of program: 1 year
  • Number of fellows/year: 1

Department Metrics

  • Number of faculty: Department of Pathology:  21
  • Diagnostic lab space: 67,870 sq ft
  • Surgical pathology specimens: ~40,000 including 11,000 breast and gyn biopsies and resections of various complexities and 41,000 cytology specimens
  • Immunohistochemistry laboratory with 290 antibodies: > 1700 studies performed/month
  • Molecular diagnostic laboratory: >29,000 tests per year, including next generation sequencing capabilities

Baystate Medical Center Metrics

  • Number of hospital beds: 716
  • Number of residency programs: 10
  • Number of fellowship programs: 26

Fellow Salary and Benefits

  • 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
  • Fellows have dedicated cubicles in the trainees room which include their personal microscope and a desktop computer with a high-speed internet access
  • Baystate Health Sciences and UMass Chan libraries with access to online journals, books and other teaching resources

Curriculum

  1. Breast and GYN Surgical Pathology (Side 1) 9 months
    Monthly schedule is as follows:
    • 1A (biopsy service)/Consults: 1 week
    • 1B/C/Consults: 2 weeks
    • Frozen sections/Consults: 1 week
  2. Electives: 3 months
    Following Electives are offered:
    • Cytology
    • Molecular Pathology
    • Research
    • Other area of study may be arranged after discussion with the Program Director
  3. Tumor Boards/Multidisciplinary Conferences:
    • Weekly Multidisciplinary Breast Conference (mandatory during all rotations)
    • Weekly GYN Oncology tumor board (mandatory during all rotations)
    • Molecular Oncology Tumor board (optional)
  4. Quality Improvement and Safety
    • Fellow will be expected to undertake one Quality Improvement project during the fellowship.