Message from the Residency Program Directors

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, an 1100-bed facility and Level 1 trauma center that serves as the University of Florida College of Medicine‘s teaching hospital and the main tertiary care center for North Central Florida and South Georgia. The UF Health Shands Anatomic Pathology department signs-out 30,000 surgical pathology cases per year in addition to robust cytology and consult services. Our residents complete the remainder of their rotations at the Malcom Randall Veterans Administration Medical Center (MRVAMC) – 300-bed hospital with more than 10,000 surgical pathology accessions per year – and at UF Health Pathology Laboratories (a state-of-the-art reference laboratory 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 MRVAMC, residents are exposed to a wide variety of neoplastic and non-neoplastic conditions in all organ systems. Clinical pathology training includes formal rotations in hematopathology, transfusion medicine, immunology, and the innovative “Clinical Pathology Core” rotation in which the resident is responsible for the Core Lab, including chemistry, coagulation, hematology, and microbiology.

We currently offer four positions per year for a total of 16 residents. Additionally, ACGME-accredited fellowships in cytopathology, neuropathology and hematopathology are offered. Non-ACGME fellowships in surgical pathology , gastrointestinal pathology and bone and soft tissue pathology are offered.

Medical schools from nearly all regions of the United States and the world are currently represented in our program. We believe our residency program is one of the best in the nation, providing a comprehensive and challenging education within the context of a friendly, supportive learning environment.

Stacy G. Beal, MD
Residency Program Director

Jesse L. Kresak, MD
Residency Program Director

James C. Breedon
Residency Program Coordinator

Please feel free to contact any of us by email with questions about our program!