SUNY NP Fellow Prog by gegeshandong


									SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn Program (Brooklyn, NY) (Neuropathology Fellowship). Program:
SUNY Downstate's fully accredited program ( five year accreditation by ACGME in 2007) offers an exciting
opportunity for those interested in a rich training experience in neuropathology. The department is chaired by
neuropathologist Suzanne S. Mirra MD, The training program has a faculty of three additional neuropathologists as
well as a molecular pathologist and several neuroscientists based at the College of Medicine and our two major
teaching affiliates, University Hospital of Brooklyn and Kings County Medical Center. Neuropathology training
under Program Director, Chandrakant Rao, MD, provides exposure to a wide array of material that is further
enhanced by specialty rotations. These include rotations in ophthalmic pathology at the New York Eye and Ear
Infirmary, in neuromuscular pathology at Columbia University Medical Center, in forensic neuropathology in the
Office of the Chief Medical Examiner of New York City, and in community neuropathology at Staten Island
University Hospital. Trainees have many opportunities to conduct research. Downstate is recognized as an
international center for basic and clinical investigation on hippocampal function and pathophysiology with
implications for epilepsy and memory disturbance. Within the department, trainees may work with faculty members
on research projects related to Alzheimer's and other neurodegenerative diseases, synaptic function,
neurogenesis, and basic mechanisms of memory formation. Requirements: Board-eligibility or certification in
Anatomic Pathology preferred. A minimum of one year of Anatomic Pathology is required. A combined anatomic
and neuropathology AP/NP program is offered (see ABP website for
certification requirements). Stipends: Based on postgraduate level of trainee Applications: Chandrakant Rao, MD
Director, Neuropathology Training Program Department of Pathology, Box 25 SUNY Downstate Medical Center
450 Clarkson Avenue Brooklyn, New York 11203 FAX 718-613-8774 For further information, contact Ms. Denise
Leggard, Program Coordinator, 718-270-1288 FACULTY Chandrakant Rao,
MD, Director, Neuropathology Training Program and Clinical Professor of Pathology Charles Shao,MD, PhD,
Clinical Associate Professor of Pathology Jenny Libien, MD, PhD, Director, Autopsy Service, UHB, and Assistant
Professor of Pathology Suzanne Mirra, MD, Chair, Department of Pathology, Professor of Pathology and
Neurology Felicitas Lacbawan, MD, Director, Molecular Pathology Hernando Mena, MD Forensic Neuropathology
Chief Medical Examiner's Office (OCME). Arthur Hays MD, Professor of Clinical Pathology and Cell Biology
Neuromuscular Pathology Columbia University Steven McCormick, MD Ophthalmic Pathology New York Eye &
Ear Infirmary Monkia Wrzolek, MD, PhD Neuropathologist Staten Island University Hospital. Click for full listing
To apply or request additional information about this opportunity, please contact: Denise
Leggard,, (718) 270-1288

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