Fellowship

The following Fellowship programs are offered by the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth.


Cardiovascular Pathology

The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston (UTMS-H), a component of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), has an opening for a one or two year fellowship in clinical and experimental Cardiovascular Pathology starting in July 2009.  UTHealth is a leading center of clinical practice and research in atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, aortic aneurysm, heart failure and myocardial stem cell biology.  The fellow will participate in these programs and other scholarly activities related to teaching and research.  The fellowship also offers opportunity for interactions at the Texas Heart Institute and the Harris County Medical Examiner’s Office. The applicant should be board eligible in anatomic pathology and eligible for licensure in Texas.  C.V., bibliography and names of 3 references should be sent to the fellowship director, L. Maximilian Buja, M.D.

Fellowship Director

L. Maximilian Buja, M.D.
Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine,

Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs
7000 Fannin Street
Houston, TX 77030

L.Maximilian.Buja@uth.tmc.edu


Renal Pathology

As a fellow in renal pathology, you will be expected to spend approximately 70% of your time on clinical work and 30% in research. Clinical duties include participation in signing out renal cases including native and transplant cases. Teaching will be primarily case-based, via one-on-one tutorials with the program director. This will be supplemented by readings, conferences and regular interactions with other faculty. You will rotate on the renal pathology services at the UTHealth Outreach Laboratory and Memorial Hermann Hospitals to participate in clinical activities, conferences, rounds, etc.

You will be expected to take initiative for your continuous learning and to perform responsibly in clinical service and education and to conduct research resulting in a peer reviewed publication under the direction of a senior faculty. Adequate graduated responsibility is a major deficiency of many pathology fellowships. Fellows may complete 6 years of approved GME training without ever completing a case independently. This fellowship will address this problem by having you take primary responsibility for cases under the watchful eye of senior pathologists. You will be expected to identify and seek proper assistance on difficult cases. We expect you to gain confidence in your ability to work-up cases effectively. All faculty in the department currently receive $2000 for faculty development to be used for supplies, books, travel related to university projects, professional dues, etc. The department also pays fees for the Texas medical license renewals.

Fellowship Directors

William F. Glass, MD, PhD, MBA
Professor & Vice Chair for Graduate Medical Education
Director of the Pathology Residency Program
Director of Renal Pathology Services
(713) 500 – 7281
William.F.Glass@uth.tmc.edu