Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

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Our integrated Pathology Residency Training Program in Anatomic Pathology and Clinical Pathology (AP/CP) is centered on three campuses; North Shore University Hospital (764 beds); Long Island Jewish Medical Center (which includes Cohen Children’s Medical Center; 1025 total beds); and the Northwell Laboratories. Four candidates are admitted to our 16 resident program and two senior residents are selected as chief resident each year. Additionally, the department also offers subspecialty fellowships in Cytopathology (1 position), Hematology/Hematopathology (1 position), Gastrointestinal and Hepatobiliary Pathology (1 position), Surgical Pathology, (1 position), Women’s Health (1 position) and Blood Banking and Transfusion Medicine (1 position, in partnership with the New York Blood Center). The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine in the Northwell Health System is affiliated with the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell.

There are 16 resident positions in Pathology; 4 first year positions are available each year.

The Northwell Health System, one of the nation’s largest health care systems and New York’s largest private employer, delivers world-class clinical care throughout the New York metropolitan area (Nassau and Suffolk Counties on Long Island, Westchester County, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island) with pioneering basic and translational research at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, a visionary approach to medical education, highlighted by the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell, and an affiliation with Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory for Basic Discovery and Translational Research. Northwell Health cares for people at every stage of life at 23 hospitals, including nationally renowned children’s and psychiatric hospitals, long term care facilities and rehabilitation centers and nearly 650 ambulatory care centers throughout the region. As an integrated academic health system, Northwell’s 126 residency and fellowship programs serve as a training ground for more than 1,800 graduate physicians. As evidence of its commitment to community health and patient-focused research, the Feinstein Institute hosts more than 2,100 active clinical trials enrolling over 15,000 patients per year and is home to a PhD graduate program for M.D. physician scientists. Northwell Health hospitals and long-term care facilities house more than 6,500 beds, employ more than 15,000 nurses, 4,000 employed physicians and nearly 15,000 system affiliated physicians as part of a workforce of over 66,000. There are over 286,690 hospital discharges per year system-wide, over 4 million patient contacts and 39,000 births, representing approximately 1% of patient care in the U.S. This provides trainees with the opportunity to learn the practice of pathology in one of the major healthcare environments in the country. All surgical pathology subspecialties are represented in the department, which practices in a subspecialty paradigm alongside a strong Cytopathology program. Robust inpatient and ambulatory laboratory services provide training in Infectious Disease Diagnostics, Blood Banking and Transfusion Medicine, Hematology and Flow Cytometry, Clinical Chemistry and Immunology, Toxicology, Cytogenetics, Molecular Pathology, Genomics, and Informatics. With both the high-acuity care of the tertiary hospitals and the Northwell Health Laboratories serving as a major regional reference laboratory, the program also offers substantive opportunities for training in laboratory management for both the academic and private sector environment. This includes training in leadership, medical directorship, quality management, utilization, instrumentation and information systems. The department is heavily engaged in the transformation of pathology for practice in the era of value-based and accountable healthcare, participating in or leading key health system initiatives and giving opportunity for research and scholarship in health services research and Precision Medicine. Numerous opportunities are also provided for clinical or translational scholarship in Anatomic Pathology, Clinical Pathology, Cytogenetics and Molecular Pathology and for collaboration with the basic and translational research of the Feinstein Institute and the affiliated Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories. Residents are encouraged to present their scholarly work at national and regional meetings, culminating in publication. In 2019, the integrated Anatomic Pathology Services of North Shore University Hospital, Long Island Jewish Medical Center (less than 2 miles apart) and the proximately located Northwell Health Laboratories accessioned 108, 832 surgical pathology cases and 198, 087 cytology specimens and performed 237 autopsies (191 adult, 46 pediatric/perinatal). The Northwell Health Laboratories performed 11 million clinical laboratory tests, 82% of which represented outreach to a broad physician provider community in the region. The hospital-based clinical laboratories of North Shore University Hospital and Long Island Jewish Medical Center performed 2.56 and 2.71 million tests, respectively. Additionally, the department has strong clinical trials programming, serving as a major reference laboratory for the Americas and Europe. The department occupies 21,800 square feet at North Shore University Hospital, 25,713 square feet at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and 90,000 sq.ft. representing the Northwell Health Laboratories; the Northwell Health Laboratories relocated to 140,000 sq. ft. of new space in 2019.

Long Island Jewish Medical Center is located in New Hyde Park; North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset; and the Northwell Health Laboratories in Lake Success, all are within a 1 mile radius. The location of these three campuses, about 18 miles east of Manhattan in the beautiful North Shore region of Long Island, offers easy access to the cultural and entertainment attractions for which New York City is famous as well as to the extensive natural recreational opportunities of north, central, south, and eastern Long Island.

Application Instructions

Applications will only be accepted via ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Service). For additional information please visit our residency website. All applications and accompanying documentation must be received by December 31, 2020 for appointments beginning July 1, 2021.

Applicants must be graduates of approved medical schools in the United States or Canada or international graduates holding a valid ECFMG certificate.


Stipends effective as of 7/1/20 are as follows: (PGY-1) $73,000; (PGY-2) $75,000; (PGY-3) $77,000; (PGY-4) $80, 000. Chief Residents receive an additional stipend of $1,500.