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Message from the Residency Program Director

Lisa R. Dixon, M.D.Welcome to the University of Florida Department of Pathology, Immunology and Laboratory Medicine!

Our Pathology Residency Program provides comprehensive training in anatomic and clinical pathology, and offers flexibility for residents to prepare for a career in either academic or community-based practice.

Residents spend about nine months a year at UF Health Shands Hospital, a 600-bed facility and Level 1 trauma center that serves as the UF College of Medicine’s teaching hospital and the main tertiary care center for North Central Florida and South Georgia. Our residents complete the remainder of their rotations at the Malcom Randall Veterans Administration Hospital, a 300-bed hospital with more than 10,000 surgical pathology accessions per year, or UF Health Pathology Laboratories, a state-of-the-art facility that provides anatomic and clinical diagnostic and prognostic services.

Through a series of subspecialty rotations at UF Health Shands Hospital and general surgical pathology rotations at the VA Hospital, residents are exposed to a wide variety of neoplastic and non-neoplastic conditions in all organ systems. Clinical pathology training includes formal rotations in clinical chemistry, hematology, microbiology, immunology, and transfusion medicine, among others. Our program’s strongest specialties include:

  • Gastrointestinal and hepatic pathology;
  • Gynecologic pathology;
  • Head and neck pathology;
  • Hematopathology;
  • Neuropathology;

  • Nephropathology;
  • Bone and soft tissue pathology;
  • Transplant pathology; and
  • Cytopathology.

 
We currently offer four positions per year for a total of 16 residents. Additionally, ACME-accredited fellowships in cytopathology, neuropathology and hematopathology are offered. Fellowships in gastrointestinal pathology and surgical pathology are also occasionally offered.
Medical schools from nearly all regions of the United States are currently represented in our program. We believe our residency program is one of the best in the nation, providing a comprehensive, challenging education, while operating in friendly, supportive medical community.

Please contact us if you wish to learn more information about our program, residents or medical facilities.

Sincerely,

Lisa R. Dixon, M.D.
Associate Professor
Gastrointestinal and Liver Pathology
UF Department of Pathology, Immunology and Laboratory Medicine
College of Medicine

  • Phone: (352) 273-7839
  • Fax: (352) 273-8172