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Pathology & Immunology

Houston, Texas

Pathology and Immunology
Pathology & Immunology
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Pediatric Pathology Fellowship Program

Program Director: Karen W. Eldin, M.D.

Program Description

The ACGME accredited 1-year program is designed to offer comprehensive training in pediatric and perinatal surgical pathology with emphasis on perinatal and cardiac pathology, genetic and metabolic diseases, transplant pathology, and pediatric neoplasia. Texas Children's Hospital Department of Pathology averages over 13,000 surgical, bone marrow, and cytologic specimens annually. In March of 2012, Texas Children's Hospital opened the Pavilion for Women, a full service hospital for women's health with an estimated 4,500 annual deliveries. The Pavilion for Women has a thriving obstetric service in conjunction with the Texas Children's Hospital Fetal Center for congenital malformations, twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome, and maternal high risk conditions. A wide scope of pediatric, perinatal, and fetal autopsies is available, both in house and through our consultative services. Fellows rotate through surgical pathology, neuropathology, and perinatal/placental pathology with several months of elective time. The combined faculty of 34 MDs and PhDs provide expertise in all aspects of pediatric anatomic, clinical, and molecular pathology and includes reviewers for the Children's Oncology Group (liver and rare tumors).

Fellows participate in the teaching programs of the Baylor Department of Pathology and Immunology, during which they supervise junior residents and medical students.

The fellowship began in 1984 and was approved by the ACGME in 1992.


Successful completion of at least two years of an ACGME accredited pathology residency program or have satisfactorily completed the training required for certification in anatomic or anatomic and clinical pathology by the American Board of Pathology. Applicants must have successfully passed all three steps of the USMLE. Letters of recommendation from three faculty members having positions of responsibility in the candidate`s training program and a transcript of the medical school record are required.


Stipend will be commensurate with the level of the applicants training.


Karen W. Eldin, M.D.
Associate Professor of Pathology and Immunology
Texas Children’s Hospital
6621 Fannin St.
Houston, TX 77030

Phone: 832-824-2250
Fax: 832-825-1032


Rosario Guzman
Baylor College of Medicine
Phone: 832-824-1864
Fax: 832-825-0164

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