Registrar Office

Department of Pathology (2014)

The faculty contact for Medical Student Electives in Pathology is Dr. Yitz Goldstein dogoldst@montefiore.org . Medical students are encouraged to contact Dr. Goldstein initially to discuss the opportunities for elective rotations in the Department of Pathology at Montefiore Medical Center.  



M400 Introduction to Anatomic Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (Montefiore Medical Center)
**Visiting Students should submit the visiting student application and email the Office of the Registrar (Registrar@einstein.yu.edu) regarding the exact start and end dates that you are requesting**
**Einstein Students should contact the Registrar's Office regarding registration dates**

This two week elective introduces medical students to the multiple laboratories that make up the Department of Pathology at the Montefiore Medical Center. This elective is beneficial to all medical students as it allows the students to experience the various areas of Pathology, examine the role of Pathologists in a hospital/clinical setting and observe their interactions with clinicians from multiple hospital departments.

Dr. Moshe Sadofsky
moshe.sadofsky@einstein.yu.edu
718-430-2222
Modules: All (can schedule to accommodate various dates)
Maximum: 5



M401 Introduction to Molecular Pathology and Genomic Testing (Montefiore Medical Center)
Molecular Pathology is designed to be hands-on-rotation. Strategies for diagnosis of genetic, infectious and neoplastic diseases using molecular testing are covered. We encourage students/residents and fellows to participate in laboratory bench work-up of cases in order to understand the principals involved in measuring DNA, polymerase chain reaction, DNA sequencing, and array CGH and, where applicable, correlation with clinical and other laboratory data is discussed. Opportunities to participate in test development and small research projects are available for enthusiastic residents willing to go the extra mile.

Recommended textbook: Molecular Diagnostics: A Training and Study Guide. Gregory J. Tsongalis and William B. Coleman. Washington, DC: AACC Press, 2002. ISBN 1-890883-76-X

Dr. Rizwan Naeem
rnaeem@montefiore.org
718-450-8101
Modules All
Max 1 Student


M403 Surgical Pathology and Autopsy (Jacobi Medical Center)
Primarily for those interested in a career in Pathology, Surgery or Obs/Gyn. Instruction is given in the handling of surgical specimens, their preparation for histological study and review of the stained specimens, grossly and microscopically, emphasizing clinical-pathological correlation. The students will correlate clinical findings with autopsy findings, read assigned pertinent literature and attend mortality conferences to correlate material.

Learning objectives: Become familiar with gross and microscopic pathology and assist in gross pathology and autopsy pathology

Learning experience: Five days per week, 0900-1700 (unless conferences or other activities at 0800)

Stephen Factor, MD, stephen.factor@einstein.yu.edu, 718-918-4811
Maria Abadi, MD, maria.abadi@einstein.yu.edu, 718-918-4804
Modules, All except 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B
Maximum 1
On the first day student report to Dr. Factor or Dr. Abadi at Jacobi Medical Center, Basement East-1, Building #1 Jacobi at 9A.M.



M405 Surgical Pathology (Montefiore Medical Center/Weiler Hospital)
Diagnostic surgical pathology is an integral part of patient care. During the student’s rotation in surgical pathology they become part of the pathology team and will learn and be involved in the workflow of the pathology lab. More specifically, the students will observe and gross specimens (under guidance), perform microscopic examinations, and develop diagnoses based on the pathologic material and clinical input from various clinical services. Students will be expected to work-up and present an interesting case at the end of the rotation. Additional elective time in surgical pathology is available for interested students.

Dr. Jim Pullman, jpullman@montefiore.org, 718-920-4970 (Montefiore)
Dr. Kathleen Whitney, kwhitney@montefiore.org, 718-904-2947 (Weiler)
Modules: All
Maximum 2
Call before beginning of elective to set up schedule



M406 Autopsy/Pathology (Montefiore Medical Center)
An elective in Autopsy Pathology is available which initially focuses the trainee in the ability to be able both to integrate in an interdisciplinary way the clinical and anatomic findings evident in an autopsy. Research within the autopsy service is active and particularly based towards a number of studies in using the autopsy as a tool for health care outcome research, a wide variety of studies in the diseases associated with dementia, gerontology, and the integration of any special studies and large data management as it relates to autopsy pathology. Further, the autopsy service is an integral part of the institutional review board of human studies, and opportunities and issues related to ethics and do not resuscitate order or other quality assurance (QA) issues are present.

Dr. Jacob J. Steinberg
jj.steinberg@einstein.yu.edu
718-920-6573
Modules: All
Maximum 1



M408 Neuropathology-Clinical and Experimental (Montefiore Medical Center)
Students will observe and participate in the gross and microscopic study of neuropathology cases, attending conferences which include those concerning clinical, gross, microscopic and research material. Both surgical neuropathology, i.e. brain tumor diagnosis, and medical neuropathology i.e. the pathology of neurological diseases will be covered.

Learning objectives:
-To understand how laboratory resources can be used to improve patient care
-To understand how Neuropathology provides guidance to the Neurologists, Neurosurgeons and their clinical teams to make treatment decisions for individual patients
-To understand the importance of team work in modern medical care
-To appreciate the importance of effective information exchange between team members during clinical care of patients.
-To appreciate the importance of professional behavior between team members and between health professionals and patients and their families, during the health care process.

Schedule:  8am-4pm, Monday-Friday

Method of student feedback and evaluation:  Students will be evaluating using the Einstein Medical Student Evaluation form(s) or the appropriate evaluation forms from their own institution.

Textbook information:  None; texts and computers with websites available in Neuropathology

Dr. Karen Weidenheim
kweidenh@montefiore.org  718 920-4446
Modules: All
Maximum 1
Contact: Ms. Liz Vazquez, lvazquez@montefiore.org, 718-920-4446
First day of elective meet at Central 2 (Neuropathology Office), M.C. - 9:00 a.m. or by arrangement.

Students should obtain approval directly from Dr. Weidenheim prior to registration. This elective is offered to visiting medical students if approved by Dr Weidenheim.



M410 Hematopathology (Montefiore Medical Center)
Hematopathology is offered as a concentrated elective in the Anatomic and Clinical Pathology training program. It includes exposure to the major morphologic classification schemes of lymph node based diseases such as non-Hodgkin malignant lymphomas and Hodgkin lymphoma. When evaluating leukemia’s, as well as myelodysplastic and myeloproliferative disorders, bone marrow biopsies are correlated with bone marrow aspirate and peripheral blood smears in the majority of cases. Because of the nature of the diagnostic work-up for these diseases, there is additional emphasis placed on immunologic features using flow cytometry and immunohistochemistry and also on T or B cell gene rearrangement abnormalities using the polymerase chain reaction. Teaching sets are available for study. Recommended Texts: Wintrobe's Clinical Hematology. 

Dr. Christine McMahon, cmcmahon@montefiore.org, 718-920-5075
Dr. Yanhua Wang, ywang@montefiore.org 
Modules: All
Maximum 1



M412 Cytogenetics (Montefiore Medical Center)
Cytogenetic training for students consists of a rotation of one month. Routine pre and post-natal cytogenetic procedures, along with state of the art molecular cytogenetic diagnosis of hematopoietic and solid tumors are covered. Students are instructed in all aspects of cytogenetic analysis including indications for different procedures, accession of samples, cell culture, harvesting, fixing and staining procedures. These include chromosome banding techniques, microscopic analysis computerized preparation of karyotypes and FISH analyses. Standard cytogenetic nomenclature, analysis and interpretation of test results are also covered. The cytogenetics rotation provides excellent exposure and background for residents to acquire competence to advise other physicians about indications for cytogenetic testing, appropriate test procedures and interpretation of results. Additional elective time in cytogenetics is available for interested students.

Dr. Linda A. Cannizzaro
Cannizz@montefiore.org
718-405-8103
Modules: All
Maximum: 1
Location: 1635 Poplar St Bronx, NY, 2nd Floor.



M414 Cytopatology (Montefiore Medical Center)
The division of cytology offers participation in a variety of projects that utilize cytology specimens. Some projects consist mainly of retrospective studies of a certain type of neoplasm or organ involvement and are primarily of clinical nature. Other work involves the attempted measurement of certain objective markers of tumor differential or presumed prognostic significance. The student may participate at a variety of levels (search data base for cases, retrieve archival material, learn to perform image analysis, perform electron microscopy on archival material, case review with analysis of criteria with attendings, etc.)

Dr. Mark Suhrland
msuhrlan@montefiore.org
718-920-4269
Modules: All except 1B, 2A, 2B
Maximum: 1 student
Student to call before beginning of elective to arrange appointment.



M415 Experimental Pathology and Medicine (Montefiore Medical Center)
The Department of Pathology has a number of active research projects in various areas including environmental and occupational medicine, hematopathology, surgical pathology transfusion medicine and others. Medical students are encouraged to investigate the potential for becoming involved in Pathology based research project.

Dr. Jacob J. Steinberg, jj.steinberg@einstein.yu.edu ,718-920-6573 (Montefiore)
Dr. Kathleen Whitney, kwhitney@montefiore.org, 718-904-2947 (Weiler)
Modules: All
Call before beginning of elective to set up schedule

 

 

 

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