Combined Breast and Gynecologic Pathology Fellowship (Opening for July 2024)

The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health is offering a one-year Breast/GYN Surgical Pathology Fellowship with an appointment as a Clinical Instructor beginning July 1, annually. This position is for a non-accredited Breast/GYN surgical pathology fellow who will train alongside our Breast/GYN subspecialty surgical pathologists.

The breast and gynecologic pathology section is one of the busiest subspecialties of our surgical pathology division at the UW-SMPH and is staffed by 9 subspecialty pathologists. Our subspecialty team works closely with 8 gynecologic oncologists, 5 breast surgeons, 5 breast oncologists, 2 radiation oncologists, and 8 breast imaging experts who are part of the NCI recognized Carbone Cancer Center and NAPBC-accredited Breast Center. We have a volume of approximately 11,000 breast and gynecologic specimens per year. The surgical pathology division has a modern workspace with state-of-the-art facilities, including telepathology and whole slide imaging software. The department also benefits from a strong in-house molecular diagnostics laboratory.

The fellowship is designed to provide advanced training in breast and gynecologic pathology and is suited for both academically-orientated pathologists as well as those who are interested in pursuing community practice with a subspecialty focus. The fellowship is designed for one-year duration. The individual will perform the duties of a breast and gynecologic diagnostic surgical pathologist in the department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. After a year’s training, the candidate will be proficient in the work-up and diagnosis of routine and complex cases including frozen sections, immunohistochemistry and molecular diagnostics related to breast and gynecologic pathology. The candidate will be required to fulfil daily responsibilities, participate in multidisciplinary conferences, and complete at least one research project during the fellowship.

Based on the evaluation of the candidate’s proficiency and performance, there may be opportunities for being involved in, laboratory management projects, independent sign out and resident teaching. Overall the fellowship is aimed at developing academic and leadership skills to thrive as an expert in breast and gynecologic pathology.


Certification or Board eligibility in combined Clinical and Anatomic Pathology, or in Anatomic Pathology.


Commensurate with year of postgraduate training with an additional supplement from the University of Wisconsin Medical Foundation. There is a $500 book allowance and $1500 for travel to attend educational/national meetings.


Please apply through “Jobs at UW” (link available Spring 2022). You will be required to submit a statement of interest, a current CV and a list of at least three references. In addition, three letters of recommendation will be required.

Christopher Flynn, MD, PhD
Director of Combined Breast and Gynecologic Fellowship
University of Wisconsin Hospital & Clinics
3170-10N MFCB
1685 Highland Ave
Madison, WI 53705