The Division of Pathology at Cincinnati Children’s offers an ACGME-accredited, one-year fellowship in pediatric pathology. This fellowship offers extensive, high-level experience in pediatric anatomic and clinical pathology and aims to prepare graduates for successful independent practice in all aspects of pediatric, perinatal and fetal pathology. Teaching and supervision of residents, medical students and observers form an essential component of the fellowship. 

Annually, Cincinnati Children’s sees approximately:

  • 15,000 surgical pathology specimens
  • 140 perinatal and pediatric autopsy cases
  • 1500 cytology cases
  • Over 1000 outside pediatric surgical and autopsy pathology consultation cases

Our Clinical Programs

Cincinnati Children's features highly-specialized clinical programs, including: 

  • Transplantation programs in: Bone marrow, Liver, Kidney, Heart, Small bowel, Lung, and Total Pancreatectomy with Islet Autotransplantation (TPIAT)
  • An extensive neuropathology tumor and muscle service
  • Multiple centers for gastrointestinal diseases
  • Heart Institute with extensive interventional and non-interventional cardiology expertise
  • Benign and malignant hematology

Diagnostic Modalities

In addition to standard surgical pathology, autopsy and clinical pathology modalities, our in-house diagnostic modalities include:

  • electron microscopy
  • immunofluorescence
  • mass spectroscopy
  • a full molecular laboratory
  • flow cytometry
  • cytogenetics
  • histone methylation

Laboratory Testing

Exposure to both general and esoteric pediatric laboratory testing is available within our clinical, anatomic pathology and molecular pathology laboratories, and the transfusion medicine service is particularly active. Numerous translational, basic and clinical research opportunities are available.