Thoracic Pathology 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. 

Academic Year Status
2024-2025 Open Apply Here
2025-2026 Open; Apply Here
2026-2027 Open; Apply Here

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


Applicants will be asked to submit a cover letter, current CV, and three letters of recommendation.

For more information, please contact:

Dr. Jefree Schulte Director of Thoracic 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

Dr. Paul Weisman