Residency and Fellowship Programs

Pathology Residency Program

The Department of Pathology at LSU Health Sciences Center-New Orleans offers a fully ACGME accredited residency characterized as a combined Anatomic and Clinical (AP/CP) Pathology training program.  The four-year program utilizes rotations and supervising faculty at five (5) hospitals as well as a  two (2) forensic centers, all located in the metro New Orleans area.  The program is a blended curriculum that balances both AP and CP training and also offers unique experimental training in patient safety, quality improvement and pathology management, and laboratory leadership.  Residents graduate eligible for both American Board of Pathology certifying examinations and have case logs that show diverse technical training in autopsy, fine needle aspiration, bone marrow biopsy and frozen section.  Graduates from the program have been successful pathologists in both the academic and private practice settings and pursue a broad array of AP as well as CP fellowships.


Didactic sessions for the residents are typically offered four mornings per week from 730-830am.  The content based topics follow a 2-year planned curriculum that repeats such that each resident experiences the full didactic cycle twice.  The typical 2-year curriculum can be seen below.  

even AP CP
JULY Cardiovascular Microbiology (Mycobacteria, nocardia, actinomyces/fungi/viruses)
AUG Gynecologic (uterus, cervix) Heme
SEPT Breast Lab Admin/Informatics
OCT Neuropath Molecular
NOV Liver/Pancreas BB/TM
DEC GU (bladder/renal) Chemistry/Toxicology
JAN Cytology Heme
FEB Bone/Soft Tissue Molecular
MAR GI (lower GI) Lab Admin/Informatics
APR Dermpath/Forensics EM/IF
MAY Pulmonary BB/TM
odd AP CP
JULY Neuropath Microbiology (bacteria/parasites/general)
AUG GI (upper GI) BB/TM
SEPT Ovary/Placenta Lab Admin/Informatics
OCT Lymph Node/Spleen Molecular
NOV Bone/Soft Tissue BB/TM
DEC Lung/Cytology Chemistry/Toxicology
JAN Prostate/Testes Heme
FEB Dermpath/Forensics Molecular
MAR Breast Lab Admin/Informatics
APR Head and Neck Microbiology
MAY Endocrine BB/TM

*AP Billing

Monthly Conferences:                                                                                                                                                 

  1. Gross Conference (picture format): 1/month. Resident driven
  2. Journal Club (30 minutes): combined with gross conference every 3 months. Faculty driven
  3. Unknown Cytology/Blood banking/Microbiology/Molecular) conference X: 1/month (alternating every month between cytology, microbiology, blood bank and molecular pathology)
  4. Heme path presentation: 1/month. Resident driven
  5. Cytology presentation: 1/month. Resident driven                          
  6. Interesting case conference: 1/month: one case to be selected for twitter (including autopsy/surgpath/hemepath/cytology/bloodbank/microbiology/chemistry). Resident driven
  7. Unknown surgpath conference: 1/month. Faculty driven
  8. DermPath Case Review: 1-2/month. Faculty driven
  9. Surgpath subspecialty conference (alternating between GU, Breast, GI, Gyn and Neuropath):  1/month. Faculty driven
  10. Residency Conference/ Chief’s Conference: 1/month
  11. Clinical call conference: 1/month. Faculty driven
  12. Chemistry Conference (1 hour): Resident driven
  13. Quarterly adverse event analysis meeting, Dr. Love and Chantelle Collado
  14. Board review sessions, March-Early May: Cytopathology, Breast, GI, Gyn, GU, Microbiology, Hematopathology, Molecular, CNS and Forensics. Faculty driven