Advanced training in detecting pre-malignant and malignant cells

Fine needle aspirations. Pleural and peritoneal effusions. Cerebrospinal fluids. Gastric and bile duct brushings. Pap smears.

During your fellowship in Cytopathology at Roswell Park, you’ll be an integral part of patient care, from preliminary diagnosis to disease triage.

As a free-standing NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, our collaborative, interdisciplinary programs connect fellows with clinicians, researchers and specialists who understand every aspect of cancer science.

Although you may rarely work with patients after your fellowship experience, with Roswell Park’s sole focus on cancer, you’ll have the training to be one of the most important people on the care team.

Fellowship highlights

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As a cytopathology fellow, you’ll participate in:

  • Fine needle aspirations
  • Disease specific multidisciplinary conferences
  • Teaching junior residents
  • A scientific research project for submission, including poster presentations and journal publications


Stipends are commensurate with your postgraduate year of training. Fellows also receive funds for educational resources and professional development.


The Cytopathology Fellowship Program at Roswell Park is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

Eligibility & how to apply

  • You must have completed your residency training in an ACGME-accredited program, in either a three-year AP or four-year AP/CP program, before your fellowship start date.
  • Board certification by the American Board of Pathology in AP or AP/CP is highly desirable.
  • In addition, candidates must be eligible for a New York State Medical License or Limited Permit.

To apply, send your CV, a personal statement, CAP standardized fellowship application form, and three letters of reference to

Note: We are still accepting applications for the 2022-2023 academic year – we have one cytopathology fellowship position available.

Contact us

For more information about the Cytopathology Fellowship program at Roswell Park, connect with:

Danielle Selleck
Pathology Fellowship Coordinator
Phone: 716-845-7183