Laboratory of Pathology

Chief
Kenneth Aldape, M.D.
Deputy Chief
Frederic G. Barr, M.D., Ph.D.

The Laboratory of Pathology (LP) at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) is an integral component of the research and clinical community at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Our goal is to be a globally recognized center of excellence in disease research, clinical diagnostics, and pathology education. The mission of the Laboratory of Pathology is to achieve the highest level of quality in research, diagnostics, and education.

Diagnostics
We take responsibility for Anatomic Pathology services for the NIH as well as others who seek our expertise through consultation. Our goal is to provide the most accurate diagnostic interpretation in the most efficient manner, supported by a commitment to quality improvement.

Laboratory of Pathology Clinical Services
NIH clinical and research staff can access the LP's Clinical Services wiki site using NIH login credentials. This site includes information about: test menus and services provided; specimen collection and submitting guidelines; accreditation and regulatory compliance; quality management; safety and infection control; emergency management; and, technical and administrative policies and procedures. 

The general public can access information about each of the clinical sections by selecting the links below:

Education
Through the training of residents and fellows in diagnostics and research, LP's Training Programs create future leaders in clinical and experimental pathology. As an organization, we share our expertise and teaching with the clinical and scientific community.

Research
We support the research mission of the NCI and the NIH by: - investigating the biology and genetics of cancer and other diseases - developing and applying leading edge technology to diagnostic pathology - providing collaborative support for clinical research protocols In this endeavor, we value scientific originality, integrity, and productivity while maintaining the highest level of ethical principles. For general information about the research programs and their staff, please select the "PI & Key Staff" tab above. More detailed information about selected research programs can be viewed at:

Snehal Patel, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Research Physician
Hao-Wei Wang, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Research Physician
Constance M. Yuan, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Research Physician
Position Keywords Contact Name Contact E-mail Number of Positions
Cancer Genomic Pathology Research Fellows

cancer genomic pathology research 

Frederic Barr barrfg@mail.nih.gov Multiple Positions Available
Pathology Research Fellows

pathology research

Frederic Barr barrfg@mail.nih.gov Multiple Positions Available


Laboratory of Pathology Training and Fellowship Programs

Anatomic Pathology Residency Training Program


The Laboratory of Pathology (LP) offers a multifaceted ACGME-accredited residency training program in Anatomic Pathology at the NIH Clinical Center. The Clinical Center is the site of intramural clinical research for the NIH, and home to more than 1500 clinical research protocols. Excelling in both clinical diagnosis and translational research, the department provides a stimulating intellectual environment for the resident interested in an academic career. The department emphasizes excellence in diagnosis and the use of modern technological tools to enhance accuracy and decipher disease mechanisms. In addition, LP staff members receive a large number of cases in consultation each year, resulting in a rich and diversified exposure to the practice of anatomic pathology. Most successful applicants have had prior research experience, or have a Ph.D. degree. Clinical training in the Anatomic Pathology Program includes three years of rotations and subspecialty training. An optional fourth year of training may be available to selected residents during which time they may participate in additional research activities. Read more...

Cytopathology Fellowship


The Cytopathology Section of the National Cancer Institute provides diagnostic cytopathology services to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and its associated clinical services in the NIH Clinical Center, a 240-bed and 82 day-hospital stations research hospital. The relatively high frequency of pathologic findings combined with the diversity of types of exfoliative and fine needle aspiration (FNA) specimens seen in our Section provide a broad experience in diagnostic cytopathology. The goals of the fellowship are to develop a strong foundation in diagnostic cytopathology and introduce clinically oriented physicians to current research techniques. Read more...

Hematopathology Fellowship


The Hematopathology Section of the Laboratory of Pathology, National Cancer Institute, offers a fully ACGME-accredited fellowship in hematopathology, which provides broad exposure to the diagnostic and investigative aspects of neoplastic hematopathology. Material is derived principally from an active in-house treatment program for both adult and pediatric hematologic malignancies. In addition, approximately over 2000 challenging cases are submitted in consultation each year. The Hematopathology Section collaborates with the Clinical Services of the NCI, NHLBI, and NIAID in both clinical management and research. Read more...

Pathology Research Fellowships


Pathology research fellowship positions are available in the Laboratory of Pathology for physicians who have recently completed a pathology residency program. This fellowship is intended to give pathologists sustained and focused training in an investigative area in either basic, translational or clinical science in preparation for a career in academic pathology. This research training will initially be for one year with possible renewal for additional years depending on the fellow’s progress and the availability of positions. If the applicant is planning on pursuing subspecialty clinical fellowship training, this research training can be pursued either before or after the clinical fellowship. Available research programs include cancer genomics, cancer epigenetics, cancer-associated rearrangements, lymphoid neoplasms, brain tumors, circulating tumor DNA, liver disease, and applications of protein and genetic markers in the diagnosis, prognosis, and management of cancer. Interested candidates must have a medical degree (M.D. or equivalent) and must have completed a residency program in anatomic pathology (AP) and/or clinical pathology (CP), either in the United States or abroad. To apply, candidates should send a curriculum vitae, including a list of publications, a cover letter, and the names and contact information of three references to Frederic G. Barr, M.D. Ph.D., Deputy Chief, Laboratory of Pathology at barrfg@mail.nih

Cancer Genomics Pathology Research Fellowships


Research fellowship positions in the area of cancer genomics pathology are available in the Laboratory of Pathology for physicians who have recently completed a pathology residency program. This research fellowship is intended to give pathologists sustained and focused training in cancer genomics in preparation for a career in academic pathology. Though this training is not eligible for board certification, the program will include time on the clinical cancer genomics service as well as substantial time in the areas of assay development and cancer genomic research applications. The Laboratory of Pathology is making a substantial investment in next-generation sequencing of solid tumors, including panel testing and whole-exome sequencing. Array-based testing for copy number and DNA methylation interrogation is also being implemented. These testing programs will provide a rich resource for exposure in state-of-the art clinical cancer genomics and will also dovetail with research opportunities. This training will initially be for one year with possible renewal for additional years depending on the fellow’s progress and the availability of positions. If the applicant is planning on pursuing subspecialty clinical fellowship training, this research training can be pursued either before or after the clinical fellowship. Interested candidates must have a medical degree (M.D. or equivalent) and must have completed a residency program in anatomic pathology (AP) and/or clinical pathology (CP), either in the United States or abroad. To apply, candidates should send CV including list of publications, cover letter, and names/contact information of three references to Frederic G. Barr, M.D., Ph.D., Deputy Chief, Laboratory of Pathology at barrfg@mail.nih.gov

About

The Laboratory of Pathology (LP) at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) is an integral component of the research and clinical community at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Our goal is to be a globally recognized center of excellence in disease research, clinical diagnostics, and pathology education. The mission of the Laboratory of Pathology is to achieve the highest level of quality in research, diagnostics, and education.

Diagnostics
We take responsibility for Anatomic Pathology services for the NIH as well as others who seek our expertise through consultation. Our goal is to provide the most accurate diagnostic interpretation in the most efficient manner, supported by a commitment to quality improvement.

Laboratory of Pathology Clinical Services
NIH clinical and research staff can access the LP's Clinical Services wiki site using NIH login credentials. This site includes information about: test menus and services provided; specimen collection and submitting guidelines; accreditation and regulatory compliance; quality management; safety and infection control; emergency management; and, technical and administrative policies and procedures. 

The general public can access information about each of the clinical sections by selecting the links below:

Education
Through the training of residents and fellows in diagnostics and research, LP's Training Programs create future leaders in clinical and experimental pathology. As an organization, we share our expertise and teaching with the clinical and scientific community.

Research
We support the research mission of the NCI and the NIH by: - investigating the biology and genetics of cancer and other diseases - developing and applying leading edge technology to diagnostic pathology - providing collaborative support for clinical research protocols In this endeavor, we value scientific originality, integrity, and productivity while maintaining the highest level of ethical principles. For general information about the research programs and their staff, please select the "PI & Key Staff" tab above. More detailed information about selected research programs can be viewed at:

PI & Key Staff

Snehal Patel, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Research Physician
Hao-Wei Wang, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Research Physician
Constance M. Yuan, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Research Physician

Positions

Position Keywords Contact Name Contact E-mail Number of Positions
Cancer Genomic Pathology Research Fellows

cancer genomic pathology research 

Frederic Barr barrfg@mail.nih.gov Multiple Positions Available
Pathology Research Fellows

pathology research

Frederic Barr barrfg@mail.nih.gov Multiple Positions Available

Training


Laboratory of Pathology Training and Fellowship Programs

Anatomic Pathology Residency Training Program


The Laboratory of Pathology (LP) offers a multifaceted ACGME-accredited residency training program in Anatomic Pathology at the NIH Clinical Center. The Clinical Center is the site of intramural clinical research for the NIH, and home to more than 1500 clinical research protocols. Excelling in both clinical diagnosis and translational research, the department provides a stimulating intellectual environment for the resident interested in an academic career. The department emphasizes excellence in diagnosis and the use of modern technological tools to enhance accuracy and decipher disease mechanisms. In addition, LP staff members receive a large number of cases in consultation each year, resulting in a rich and diversified exposure to the practice of anatomic pathology. Most successful applicants have had prior research experience, or have a Ph.D. degree. Clinical training in the Anatomic Pathology Program includes three years of rotations and subspecialty training. An optional fourth year of training may be available to selected residents during which time they may participate in additional research activities. Read more...

Cytopathology Fellowship


The Cytopathology Section of the National Cancer Institute provides diagnostic cytopathology services to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and its associated clinical services in the NIH Clinical Center, a 240-bed and 82 day-hospital stations research hospital. The relatively high frequency of pathologic findings combined with the diversity of types of exfoliative and fine needle aspiration (FNA) specimens seen in our Section provide a broad experience in diagnostic cytopathology. The goals of the fellowship are to develop a strong foundation in diagnostic cytopathology and introduce clinically oriented physicians to current research techniques. Read more...

Hematopathology Fellowship


The Hematopathology Section of the Laboratory of Pathology, National Cancer Institute, offers a fully ACGME-accredited fellowship in hematopathology, which provides broad exposure to the diagnostic and investigative aspects of neoplastic hematopathology. Material is derived principally from an active in-house treatment program for both adult and pediatric hematologic malignancies. In addition, approximately over 2000 challenging cases are submitted in consultation each year. The Hematopathology Section collaborates with the Clinical Services of the NCI, NHLBI, and NIAID in both clinical management and research. Read more...

Pathology Research Fellowships


Pathology research fellowship positions are available in the Laboratory of Pathology for physicians who have recently completed a pathology residency program. This fellowship is intended to give pathologists sustained and focused training in an investigative area in either basic, translational or clinical science in preparation for a career in academic pathology. This research training will initially be for one year with possible renewal for additional years depending on the fellow’s progress and the availability of positions. If the applicant is planning on pursuing subspecialty clinical fellowship training, this research training can be pursued either before or after the clinical fellowship. Available research programs include cancer genomics, cancer epigenetics, cancer-associated rearrangements, lymphoid neoplasms, brain tumors, circulating tumor DNA, liver disease, and applications of protein and genetic markers in the diagnosis, prognosis, and management of cancer. Interested candidates must have a medical degree (M.D. or equivalent) and must have completed a residency program in anatomic pathology (AP) and/or clinical pathology (CP), either in the United States or abroad. To apply, candidates should send a curriculum vitae, including a list of publications, a cover letter, and the names and contact information of three references to Frederic G. Barr, M.D. Ph.D., Deputy Chief, Laboratory of Pathology at barrfg@mail.nih

Cancer Genomics Pathology Research Fellowships


Research fellowship positions in the area of cancer genomics pathology are available in the Laboratory of Pathology for physicians who have recently completed a pathology residency program. This research fellowship is intended to give pathologists sustained and focused training in cancer genomics in preparation for a career in academic pathology. Though this training is not eligible for board certification, the program will include time on the clinical cancer genomics service as well as substantial time in the areas of assay development and cancer genomic research applications. The Laboratory of Pathology is making a substantial investment in next-generation sequencing of solid tumors, including panel testing and whole-exome sequencing. Array-based testing for copy number and DNA methylation interrogation is also being implemented. These testing programs will provide a rich resource for exposure in state-of-the art clinical cancer genomics and will also dovetail with research opportunities. This training will initially be for one year with possible renewal for additional years depending on the fellow’s progress and the availability of positions. If the applicant is planning on pursuing subspecialty clinical fellowship training, this research training can be pursued either before or after the clinical fellowship. Interested candidates must have a medical degree (M.D. or equivalent) and must have completed a residency program in anatomic pathology (AP) and/or clinical pathology (CP), either in the United States or abroad. To apply, candidates should send CV including list of publications, cover letter, and names/contact information of three references to Frederic G. Barr, M.D., Ph.D., Deputy Chief, Laboratory of Pathology at barrfg@mail.nih.gov

Contact Info

Laboratory of Pathology
Center for Cancer Research
National Cancer Institute
Building 10, Room 2S235
Bethesda, MD 20892-1500
Ph: 301-480-5010
Editorial Assistant
301-480-6286
LP Administrative Officer
301-594-7277
Program Specialist
301-480-7426
Program Specialist
301-480-1509
Program Specialist
301-480-6289