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Pathology & Cell Biology

Pathology and Cell Biology

Residency Program

Pathology and Cell Biology

Welcome to the University of South Florida Residency Training Program Website. I hope you find the information herein helpful in learning about our residency program in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology.


USF pathology residency program is dedicated to excellence in education of our trainees to attain knowledge, skills and mindfulness required for autonomous competent practice to provide optimal patient care and life-long learning


Graduate competent, board-certified pathologists with excellent diagnostic knowledge and skills

  • Graduate competent, board-certified pathologists with excellent diagnostic knowledge and skills
  • Educate trainees in basic principles of research and demonstrate application of knowledge through publications
  • Instill and foster values of professionalism, teamwork and life-long learning

Our four year ACGME-accredited residency training program is sponsored by the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine, a community-based medical school. Like the medical school, it draws from the educational opportunities at three major Tampa hospitals: the James A. Haley Veteran’s Administration HospitalMoffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, and Tampa General Hospital, as well as four additional affiliated institutions. These include the Hillsborough County Medical Examiner’s officeOne Blood (the nation’s second largest regional blood bank), Bay Pines VA Hospital and Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. With up to three residents accepted annually through ERAS, there are abundant opportunities for exposure to a wide variety of case types, patients, research and teaching opportunities. The faculty: trainee ratio and number of pathology assistants at the institutions ensure adequate “scope time”, very reasonable call policies, and ample study and research opportunities. Our aim is to fully prepare residents for competent practice in anatomic and clinical pathology.

Please visit the links to our resident profiles, their accomplishments, and the background and research interests of our faculty members to learn more about our vibrant program. If you need any additional information, please contact our Residency Coordinator, Michelle Burnham by calling (813) 396-2515.

Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The USF Health Morsani College of Medicine Department of Pathology and Cell Biology is committed to improving the health of Floridians and others we serve through excellence in patient care, education and research. We aim to serve our patients expert care regardless of age, ethnicity, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, or socioeconomic background, and we strive to embrace diversity, equity and inclusive excellence through our actions, our policies, and our culture.

With that in mind, we must commit ourselves to nurturing an environment that welcomes all people, regardless of background. Diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace fosters creativity, innovation and teamwork. It leads to better access to care for underserved populations, policy changes to improve health disparity, and research in areas of societal need.

The Department of Pathology and Cell Biology has long held these values and feel it is important to formalize them with following statement:

The USF Health Morsani College of Medicine Department of Pathology and Cell Biology is committed to fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace that enhances our learning environment, innovative research, and the quality of care available to all. We believe that a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion leads to new ways of thinking, behaving, and caring.

We embrace the Association of American Medical Colleges’ (AAMC) definition of diversity, including the recognition that diversity is not limited to gender, race and ethnicity, but must also include age, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, gender identity, religious commitment, physical ability, and other varied backgrounds and life experiences.

We strive to recruit, retain, and develop a diverse group of individuals to ensure a vibrant community that promotes excellence in education, discovery, clinical care, and the elimination of health disparities locally, regionally and nationally.

Through strategic planning and department-wide recognition, we hope to empower our students, residents, faculty, and administrative staff to not only build a diverse and inclusive space, but to ensure that our department is a community where all individuals will thrive, grow, and be recognized in their value.