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Cytopathology Fellowship Program

Program Director: Kossivi Dantey, MD
Accreditation: ACGME
Program: Cytopathology
Program Length: 1 year 
Fellows per year: 2

About the Cytopathology fellowship program

Our 1-year fellowship in Cytopathology offers advanced training in diagnostic cytology with emphasis on the performance of FNAs and the selective application of ancillary techniques. The cytology service evaluates approximately 15,500 cases per year, of which 8,000 are non-gynecologic specimens that include 3,300 fine needle aspiration biopsies.

Fellows receive increasing levels of responsibility commensurate with level of performance. Emphasis also is placed on the integration of surgical pathology with cytopathology and the use of air-diried Diff-Quik and alcohol-fixed Papanicolaou stains, as well as liquid-based monolayer preparations.

Fellows participate in the serive, teaching, and research activities of the cytology division. With more than 1,000 FNA biopsies at Allegheny General Hospital annually, fellows assist and perform these biopsies and review all consultation cases. Fellows participate in conferences, teaching, and research projects; as well as national teaching and workshops given by the cytology faculty.

Application information


  • Filled: 2022-2023
  • Availability: 2023-2024 (2 positions), 2024-2025 (2 positions)
  • Currently accepting applications for 2023-2024
  • Applications for 2024-2025 will be accepted starting July 1, 2022

Note: The site is updated periodically. For updated information on the availability of positions, please contact Sue Pish, the Residency and Fellowship Coordinator.

All fellowship applications are to be submitted via email to Sue Pish, Pathology Residency and Fellowship Coordinator. Please direct any inquires to Sue as well. 

Mailing address

Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Alleghney General Hospital
320 East North Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Phone: (412) 359-6037
Fax: (412) 359-3598

Fellowship Application Materials

Applications will be considered complete once the following documents have been received:

  1. CAP Standardized Application for Pathology Fellowships 
  2. Updated Curriculum Vitae
  3. Personal Statement
  4. Copy of USMLE or COMLEX scores
  5. Photograph
  6. Three letters of recommendation
    • Letters should be addressed to the Program Director Kossivi Dantey, MD and emailed from the letter authors to the Fellowship Coordinator Sue Pish.

About Graduate Medical Education

The Pathology Fellowship program is part of the graduate medical education (GME) opportunities offered by the AHN Medical Education Consortium. Learn more about graduate medical education.


Benefits and stipends

Benefits and stipends will commensurate with the level of training. Visit our Benefits - Consortium page to learn more about the benefits and salaries for residencies and fellowships.


Contact us

Sue Pish
Pathology Residency and Fellowship Coordinator
Phone: (412) 359-6037
Fax: (412) 359-3598

Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Allegheny General Hospital
320 East North Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15212