Pathology Anatomic & Clinical Residency

Department Chairman: Richard J. Zarbo, M.D., D.M.D
Program Director: Christian Keller, M.D.
Program Coordinator: Nathan Schoenfeld

About the pathology residency training program

The Henry Ford Department of Pathology offers two pathology residency training tracks: either a four year combined Anatomic Pathology/Clinical Pathology (AP/CP) program or a three year Anatomic Pathology (AP) only program. Both are located at the one of the largest hospital based laboratories in the country at Henry Ford hospital. Our size offers many benefits including a large subspecialty trained professional staff, rich and abundant clinical volume from primary to quaternary care in complexity, and the latest laboratory technology available. The academic productivity of the staff and clinical scientists is reflected in the program ranking in the top sixth percent of all academic programs world-wide for peer reviewed first authored clinical investigations accepted for presentation at the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology. We provide a structured learning environment for residents to obtain the scientific, clinical and managerial skills necessary to practice pathology in either a community or academic setting. To optimize the strength of combined AP/CP training, the rotations are uniquely designed to maximize resident learning and the development of professional skills.

Additional information

  • Number of positions: four
  • Learning experience consists of closely supervised participation in the clinical activities of the department with a gradual increase in personal responsibility
  • Each weekday begins with a one hour resident didactic teaching session
  • During elective time in either track, residents may pursue in-depth training in a specific discipline or participate in a research project with the faculty
  • Educational and teaching opportunities exist in the form of numerous weekly conferences and one-on-one training with younger residents, medical students and technologists in training
  • Applications should be processed through ERAS

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