State University of New York at Stony Brook

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The Department of Pathology of Stony Brook University Hospital offers residency training in anatomic and clinical pathology that will prepare trainees for both academic and community hospital career goals. Core training in AP includes general surgical pathology, cytopathology, dermatopathology, neuropathology, renal pathology/EM, perinatal/placenta pathology, and autopsy (hospital and forensic). Additional elective rotations in subspecialty areas are available, including but not limited to, breast and gynecologic pathology, GI pathology, and GU pathology. Core training in CP includes rotations in clinical chemistry, microbiology, hematology, blood bank/transfusion medicine, hematopathology, cytogenetics, immunology, and molecular pathology. All residents also complete rotations in Patient Safety and QI/Lab Management. A research rotation provides a hands-on, in-depth research experience. Residents are required to participate in at least one significant research project during their training, resulting in a manuscript submitted for publication. In addition to this, the majority of residents participate in research projects that frequently result in abstract presentations at national meetings, as well as publication in peer-reviewed journals. Residents also teach medical students during laboratory sessions, and residents in other disciplines. Fellowship positions in Selective/Surgical Pathology, Hematopathology and Cytopathology are also available.

The program is approved for 14 residents.

Stony Brook University Hospital is the central teaching facility for Stony Brook Medicine and is a regional referral center. Opened in 1980, the 603-bed hospital contains over 60,000 square feet of fully equipped laboratory space. Stony Brook Medicine is embarking on a period of expansion of the clinical, research and educational facilities. Library and lecture halls are adjacent, and the Department of Pathology’s extensive research facilities and academic offices are easily accessible to laboratory staff and residents. The faculty of the Department regard the training of residents as an important aspect of their daily function. Physicians with special interests in each of the disciplines of anatomic and clinical pathology head the sections in the hospital laboratories and are responsible for the design and implementation of resident rotations in each area. Approximately 80 autopsies, 23,000 surgicals and 7.5 million laboratory determinations are performed at University Hospital annually. The Suffolk County Medical Examiner’s office provides experience in advanced methods of forensic medicine, including toxicology examinations and collaboration with the police crime laboratory. The Stony Brook Department of Pathology also provides AP and CP services at Southampton Hospital, a 125-bed community hospital. Pathology residents rotate at Southampton Hospital to gain AP experience in a community-based setting with approximately 5,000 surgical specimens.

The State University of New York at Stony Brook offers academic programs in many subjects. Lectures, concerts, art and photography exhibits, films, theatrical performances, and athletic events held on campus throughout the year complement Stony Brook’s diverse academic programs. The campus is located on 1400 wooded acres on the North Shore of Long Island approximately 50 miles east of New York City in a region of coves, beaches and small historic villages which retain a distinctive New England flavor. Stony Brook therefore couples the charm of a rural setting minutes from the Long Island Sound and the Atlantic with the cultural, scientific, and industrial resources of the nation’s largest city. New York City is easily reached by rail or car while jet service is available from nearby Islip, La Guardia, and J.F. Kennedy airports.


Residents receive between $66,611 and $78,739 and are provided with professional liability insurance, hospitalization and medical care, uniforms, and uniform laundry.