Quick Facts

1.5 Million Annually Test Volume

Clinical pathology and laboratory management are also key features of the fellowship. With a test volume of more than 1.5 million tests per year, faculty and technical expertise within the clinical laboratory covers the breadth of pediatric clinical laboratory medicine.

1.2 million + Patient Visits in 2019

In 2019, CHOA managed 244,403 ER visits and there were 1,205,697 patient visits with 444,076 children from 159 counties in Georgia.

Forbes Ranks CHOA in the Top 100 Best Companies to Work For

Fortune Magazine has recognized CHOA as one of the ‘Best 100 Companies to work for’ and according to U.S. News & World Report CHOA ranks among ‘Best Children’s Hospitals’ in the nation with several specialties ranked in the Top 10.

Description

The program offers a one-year fellowship, and applications are being accepted for July 2021. Our program offers broad training in all aspects of pediatric pathology, and is supported by the diversity of the training locations, teaching faculty, and abundant material available to the fellow.

The Department of Pathology at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta consists of 8 pediatric pathologists, 4 hematopathologists, 2 clinical microbiologists, 1 clinical chemist, 2 neuropathologists, 1 pathology informaticist, 3 transfusion medicine specialists, and 2 pathologist assistants all with applicable subspecialty board certifications. The healthcare system has 673 licensed beds, 3 hospitals, the Marcus Autism center and the Center for Advanced Pediatrics.  In 2019, CHOA managed 244,403 ER visits and there were 1,205,697 patient visits with 444,076 children from 159 counties in Georgia. In 2019, there were 44,993 inpatient and outpatient surgical procedures and the CHOA Department of Pathology accessioned more than 10,000 surgical cases including consultations from neighboring and other national institutions as well as the full complement of pediatric tumors, transplant specimens, GI biopsies, and placental pathology. Additionally, approximately 1300 cytology specimens and more than 500 bone marrows were evaluated

In 2019, nearly 60 autopsies including consult fetal autopsies were evaluated but our pediatric pathology fellow is exposed to an even larger number of pediatric autopsies at Emory Midtown Hospital and at Georgia Bureau of Investigations (GBI). Expertise is present within the department of pediatric pathology in specialty areas including pediatric renal pathology, neuropathology, perinatal pathology, and liver and transplant pathology. Clinical pathology and laboratory management are also key features of the fellowship. With a test volume of more than 1.5 million tests per year, faculty and technical expertise within the clinical laboratory covers the breadth of pediatric clinical laboratory medicine. The clinical pathology rotations are designed to provide the fellow with optimal training in clinical laboratory medicine tailored to the pediatric patient. A strong focus on management principles affords the fellow an opportunity to hone leadership skills necessary for success. Teaching opportunities abound. Residents from the Emory University pathology program rotate at the CHOA Egleston Hospital, and the fellow has the opportunity to teach and mentor these trainees. Multiple conferences in both pediatric and perinatal medicine allow the fellow the opportunity to gain experience in presenting to colleagues from other specialties and within the multidisciplinary setting.

Research is encouraged and supported. Collaboration with Emory investigators housed in the new pediatric Emory/Children's research building provides additional resources to afford support in both translational as well as basic science research. The large patient population also provides a rich resource for outcomes studies, and the department of pediatric pathology, in conjunction with the Children's Outcomes Center, supports those investigations.

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Serita Phillips, MSW
Pathology Education Coordinator
Emory University Hospital, Room H185-E
1364 Clifton Road, NE
Atlanta, GA 30322

E-mail Serita Phillips, Education Coordinator

Phone: (404) 727-4283