Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine.
Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine

Cytopathology Fellowship

Cytopathology Fellowship

Houston Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas, an affiliate of the Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University, offers an ACGME-accredited cytopathology fellowship for physicians who have completed pathology specialty training and are interested in pursuing a career in cytopathology and related research. Located in the heart of the Texas Medical Center, Houston Methodist Hospital is a 950-bed private adult teaching hospital with a 1.6 million square foot outpatient center that registers over 310,000 annual outpatient visits. The hospital offers a full range of services from primary to tertiary care, including a multi-organ transplant center and cancer center.

Two one-year fellowship positions are available each academic year under the directorship of Dina R. Mody, M.D. The program includes rotations at The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and LBJ General Hospital. A large volume of gynecologic, non-gynecologic and fine needle aspiration materials is available for daily sign-out. Ample opportunities for performing and interpreting fine needle aspirations are available at all three sites. A short rotation is also available in the Department of Radiology at Houston Methodist Hospital. In gynecologic cytology, Houston Methodist Hospital offers conventional, ThinPrep and SurePath training, as well as cytology-histology correlates on dysplasia, in both high-risk and low-risk populations.

Training in laboratory management, information systems, and quality assurance is included in all rotations of the program. Scholarly activity in the form of a research project to be completed under staff supervision for publication is a requirement. Fellows are responsible for the cytopathology conference at Houston Methodist Hospital and have the opportunity to attend various surgical pathology and clinical pathology conferences, along with other residents and fellows in the program. The fellowship is supervised by five board-certified cytopathologists, and three additional experienced anatomic pathologists with subspecialty interest in cytopathology.


Candidates must be board certified or board eligible in anatomic pathology or anatomic/clinical pathology. Candidates must hold or be eligible for a Texas Physician In Training Permit or Licensure.


Commensurate with level of post-graduate training.


Application deadline is December 31 of the year prior to the intended fellowship year which begins July 1.

Application inquiries are to be directed to:

Dina R. Mody, M.D.
Medical Director, Cytopathology
Department of Pathology and Genomic Medicine
Houston Methodist Hospital
6565 Fannin, M227
Houston, TX 77030
Phone: 713-441-9027
Fax: 713-441-3489
E-mail akhardin@houstonmethodist.org