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Pathology Residency Program

Program Director:
Joseph A. DelTondo, D.O.
Accreditation: ACGME
Program: Combined Anatomic Pathology (AP) and Clinical Pathology (CP)
Program Length: 4 years (PGY1-PGY4)
Total Residents: 12

About the Program
Application Information
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About the Program

Our Pathology Residency Training Program, based at Allegheny General Hospital, is a fully approved, ACGME 4-year training program in anatomic and clinical pathology.

The program in anatomic pathology includes training in surgical pathology, autopsy pathology, neuropathology, fine needle aspiration and general cytology, electron microscopy, and immunohistochemistry. A rotation at the Allegheny County Medical Examiner's Office provides training in forensic pathology. Pediatric surgical and autopsy pathology experience is acquired through a rotation at a Children’s Hospital, in Columbus, Ohio.

Clinical chemistry, hematology, endocrinology, protein chemistry, blood banking/ transfusion medicine, microbiology, virology, cytogenetics and immunology are areas of training in clinical pathology. The programs in anatomic and clinical pathology are integrated throughout the training period. Residents actively participate in regularly scheduled interdepartmental clinicopathologic correlation conferences with internal medicine, surgery, radiology, pediatrics and obstetrics/gynecology. A didactic lecture series, as well as morning and afternoon conferences, cover a broad range of topics in anatomic and clinical pathology, including laboratory management, computerization and quality assurance.

The fundamental goal of the residency program in pathology is to provide a superior training experience in all the disciplines encompassing pathology. The program is designed to provide comprehensive training for those residents pursuing the combined anatomic clinical pathology program. The physicians graduating our program will be able to obtain fellowship training or achieve certification in anatomic and/or clinical pathology, and practice as a junior staff member. In addition, all residents are encouraged to explore avenues of research that are of interest to them, as well as areas of special competency, in which members of our faculty may act as mentors. Pursuit of an academic career is encouraged for those residents with such aspirations and abilities. The program strives to provide the opportunity and flexibility to meet the unique goals of each resident. Under special circumstances, training exclusively in anatomic or clinical pathology may be offered. Residents in those tracks may be asked to assume responsibility in the other discipline, i.e., either AP or CP.

Research is encouraged. The residents may participate in teaching medical students who rotate to Allegheny General Hospital from various medical schools.
We also offer a Cytopathology Fellowship.

Application information

Residency candidates must be graduates of either an approved medical or osteopathic school in the United States or Canada. Graduates of foreign medical schools must have an ECFMG certificate.

Three satisfactory reference letters are required.

Our hospital participates in the matching program so that all interested candidates should apply using ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Service) by December 1 for proper processing.

July 1 is the beginning date for the residency program, although other dates will deserve consideration. The interview period for residency candidates is October 15 – January 15.

About Graduate Medical Education

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

Contact us

Pathology Residency Program

Joseph A. DelTondo, DO, Program Director, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Telephone: (412) 359-6886
Fax: (412) 359-3598

Sue Pish , Coordinator, Pathology Residency and Fellowship Program

Mailing address:
Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Allegheny General Hospital
320 East North Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Phone: (412) 359-6037
Fax: (412) 359-3552