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Surgical Pathology Rotation

Gross Bench Specimen Review

Length of Time: 12.5 x 4 week-long blocks

Location: University of Cincinnati Medical Center

Rotation Director: Benjamin Hinrichs, MD

Participating Faculty:

Anna Balog MD: GI
Michelle Bryant, M.D.: GU, Pulm, ENT, Medical Kidney
Steven Gilday MD PhD: ENT, GU, GYN, Skin/Soft tissue & Bone
Matthew Hagen MD PhD: ENT, GU, Muscle, Neuropathology, Eye, Skin/Soft tissue & Bone
Benjamin Hinrichs MD: Breast, GI, GU, Liver, Skin/Soft tissue & Bone
Douglas Johnson MD: Breast, GI, GYN
Rachel Jug MD: Breast, ENT, GYN
Ady Kendler MD PhD: ENT, GYN, Muscle, Neuro
Youssef Khatafeh MD: Breast, GYN
Hani Kushlaf MD: Muscle
Paul Lee MD PhD: GYN, Medical Renal, GYN
Bhunesh Maheshwari, M.D.: GI, GU, Pulm
Ahmad Mansour MD: Breast, GYN, Skin/Soft tissue & Bone
Lauren Rosen MD: Breast, ENT, Pulm, Heart
Divya Sharma MD: ENT, GI, Liver, Pulm, Heart
Chris Nani, M.D.:GI, ENT, Pulm
Jiang Wang MD PhD: Breast, GI, Heart, Liver

The Surgical Pathology service at University of Cincinnati Medical Center (UCMC) averages approximately 23,000 cases a year, representing a well-balanced mix of oncologic and medical specimens from all major organ systems. UCMC surgical pathology is subspecialized and is divided into Breast, Gynecology, Gastrointestinal, Head and Neck, Skin/Soft tissue, Lung, Genitourinary, Liver, Frozen and Medical Kidney services. Residents rotate through the different subspecialty rotations in two-week blocks. High-volume services are rotated on individually, whereas low-volume services may be combined during upper level rotations. All services operate as “single-day” cycles, in which residents preview, sign-out, and gross all in one day. In general, cases are available for resident preview in the morning, with attending sign-out and grossing occurring later in the day. Graduated responsibility is employed, with expectations for numbers of cases previewed and “written up” depending on experience level. By the fourth year, residents are expected to function as a fellow or junior attending, previewing and accurately writing up all cases. With regard to grossing, residents are responsible for grossing the majority of resection specimens assigned to a particular service. Importantly, residents receive focused and dedicated grossing training during the first two months of the residency program, ensuring exposure to a large variety of specimen types. Lastly, residents are provided graduated responsibility in multidisciplinary tumor boards. Residents only cover a tumor board if it occurs on their respective rotation, with upper-level residents both preparing for and presenting at the conference.

Surgical Pathology blocks are divided into 2-week subspecialty rotations, as follows:

SP SubspecialtyTotal Weeks During Training
Skin & Soft Tissue6
Frozen Section8
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