Thoracic/Transplant Pathology Fellowship

We are participating in the Unified Approach and common recruitment timeline for surgical pathology and surgical pathology subspecialty fellowship programs for the 2024-2025 fellowship.

This non-ACGME accredited one-year fellowship is designed to provide advanced training in thoracic pathology and is suited for both academically-orientated pathologists as well as those who are interested in pursuing community practice with a subspecialty focus. The individual will perform the duties of a thoracic diagnostic surgical pathologist in the department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. After a year’s training, the candidate will be proficient in the work-up and diagnosis of routine and complex cases including frozen sections, immunohistochemistry, electron microscopy, and molecular diagnostics related to both neoplastic and non-neoplastic thoracic pathology. The thoracic pathology service is a busy subspecialty of our surgical pathology division at the UW-SMPH. The service is staffed by four subspecialty pathologists. It provides pathologic support services to a dynamic cardiothoracic surgical program with an active heart and lung transplant program. Beyond the surgical specialties, this service frequently interacts with general, interventional, and transplant pulmonologists and cardiologists, as well as thoracic radiologists, medical oncologists, and radiation oncologists. The fellow will participate in numerous multidisciplinary conferences related to diseases of the thorax and will participate in the weekly heart and lung explant gross conference. There are opportunities for research, resident teaching, and independent sign out. The fellow will be required to complete at least one research educational, or quality improvement project during the fellowship with the expectation that this project will lead to conference presentation and publication. The fellowship is approved to start July 2023.

Academic Year Status
2023-2024 Open
2024-2025 Open
2025-2026 Open

Certification or Board eligibility in combined Clinical and Anatomic Pathology, or in Anatomic Pathology.


Interested applicants should prepare a cover letter, current CV, and list of three references.

Go to the UW Jobs site and search for the “Thoracic/Transplant Pathology Fellow” position corresponding to your desired year to bring up the application.

The deadline to apply for the 2024 listing is July 15th 2022.

Applications will be accepted until July 15th, 2022.

Interviews  will be held between Aug and mid September 2022.

First offers will be made on Oct 3rd, 2022.

For more information, please contact:

Dr. Jefree Schulte Director of Thoracic/Transplant Pathology Fellowship
University of Wisconsin Hospital & Clinics
1685 Highland Ave
Madison, WI 53705


Sara Gross
(608) 262-7158


Dr. Jefree Schulte


Dr. Jefree Schulte

Dr. Darya Buehler

Dr. Rakesh Sarda