Pediatric Pathology Fellowship

The Department of Pathology at Children’s Hospital Colorado and the University of Colorado School of Medicine offers a one-year ACGME-accredited fellowship in pediatric pathology. The program provides training in pediatric surgical pathology, perinatal pathology, autopsy pathology, pediatric forensic pathology, transfusion medicine and apheresis, clinical chemistry, hematology, microbiology, virology, flow cytometry, molecular diagnostics and electron microscopy. Areas of pediatric subspecialty expertise include GI and liver disease, pulmonary disease, cancer and blood disorders, solid tumors, neuropathology, dermatopathology, ultrastructural pathology, molecular pathology, and transfusion medicine.

Children’s Hospital Colorado is a 383-bed pediatric hospital on the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colorado, and serves the Denver metropolitan area and the greater Rocky Mountain region with a growing network of care.  Ranked #6 in the latest US News and World Report poll, Children’s Hospital Colorado is a major teaching site for the Department of Pediatrics and all pediatric surgical subspecialities.  The clinical laboratory is an 18,000 square-foot modern facility with state-of-the-art equipment and highly trained personnel, performing over 1.2 million tests annually.  The Department of Pathology at Children’s Hospital Colorado receives over 6,500 surgical cases, 2,700 cytology cases, 650 bone marrows, 500 consultation cases, and approximately 50 autopsies annually.  The Colorado Institute for Maternal and Fetal Health includes a fetal surgery program and the affiliated University of Colorado Hospital provides more than 350 perinatal autopsies and placentas annually for examination.  The pediatric pathology training program includes 13 faculty, including 4 board-certified pediatric pathologists, 1 pediatric hematopathologist, 1 neuropathologist, 1 obstetric and gynecologic pathologist, 1 forensic pathologist, 1 molecular pathologist, 1 transfusion medicine pathologist, 2 cytogeneticists, 1 pediatric electron microscopist/virologist, many of whom have been awarded for excellence as medical educators.  The close relationship between Children’s Hospital Colorado, University of Colorado Hospital, Denver Office of the Medical Examiner, and Colorado Genetics Laboratory allows the fellow to draw upon expertise and resources in virtually every area of diagnostic and experimental pathology.  The fellowship year can be tailored to the individual interests of the fellow, and mentorship is provided for scholarly projects, quality improvement activities, and future employment opportunities.  Funding is provided for local and national pediatric pathology meetings, and attendance is encouraged.  Work-life balance is part of our academic culture, and the Denver area offers the many benefits of a vibrant metropolitan city set against a backdrop of stunning natural beauty.


Applicants should have completed training in an approved residency program in AP or AP/CP, and must be eligible for subspecialty board certification in pediatric pathology following completion of fellowship training. Applications for appointment beginning July 1 will be considered until February 1 of the same year.


Irma Salas - Fellowship Application 2021

For application deadlines and openings see: Fellowship Programs Information​ ​

Send letter of inquiry and curriculm vitae to:

Jennifer O. Black, MD, Program Director

Children's Hospital Colorado

13123 E. 16th Avenue, B120

Aurora, CO  80045

Phone: (720) 777-1852 

Fax:      (720) 777-7119