Genitourinary Pathology

The Genitourinary Pathology Fellowship Training Program at the Indiana University provides comprehensive training in all aspects of genitourinary pathology. Upon completing the program the Fellow will be prepared to assume a role as a subspecialty consultant in genitourinary pathology whether in an academic or private practice setting. The program is approved as a non-ACGME accredited fellowship by the Indiana University Graduate Medical Education Committee. The Division of Genitourinary Pathology is currently responsible for the handling of all adult genitourinary clinical material from the Indiana University Health system in Indianapolis (IU Health University Hospital, IU Health Methodist Hospital, IU Health North and IU Health West Hospitals). This provides a high volume of material that covers the full breadth of neoplastic and non-neoplastic disease. There are two major components to the genitourinary pathology service: the daily in house surgical pathology cases and secondly the outside case/consultation service.


The in house cases include a remarkable depth and breadth of genitourinary pathology specimens including both neoplastic and non-neoplastic conditions. This service is currently the busiest of all the surgical pathology sign out services and provides the Fellow with the opportunity to develop the ability to handle a large and diverse case load in an efficient and accurate manner. The outside case and consultation service includes reviews of specimens from patients being referred for treatment in our facilities. These provide an outstanding resource for the Fellow to observe materials and reports from a wide range of institutions.The faculty also receive a substantial number of personal consultations from throughout the United States and around the world. These provide the Fellow with many very rare and unusual lesions to study and will expose the Fellow to the common diagnostic problems that community pathologists have difficulty resolving. Through these the Fellow will learn the diagnostic approach taken by the faculty and gain skill in interacting as a consultant with a referring pathologist. Successful completion of the program will require that the Fellow complete at least two research projects with submission of manuscripts for publication. The program allows for 2 months of protected research time away from the clinical service.

Liang Cheng, MD. (Director); John N. Eble, MD, David J. Grignon, MD, Thomas M. Ulbright, MD, Mohammed Idrees, MD, Helen Michael, MD

Requirements: Applicants must have completed two years of accredited anatomic pathology training, and be able to obtain an Indiana medical license.

Stipends: Commensurate with the year of postgraduate training in pathology.

Applications: Send curriculum vitae, a personal statement outlining your interests, and letter from your most recent program director, and the names of three individuals who can provide references to:

Liang Cheng, M.D.
Director of Urologic Surgical Pathology 
IU Health Pathology Laboratory, Rm 4014
350 W. 11th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Phone: 317-491-6442
Fax 317-491-6424

Dept. of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Administration Office | Van Nuys Medical Science Building | 635 Barnhill Drive, room A-128 | Indianapolis, IN 46202 Indiana University Health Pathology Laboratory: 350 W. 11th Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46202