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Pathology Residency Program

The Department of Pathology offers intensive, yet flexible, training in clinical, autopsy, surgical, cytological, and experimental pathology. This training is designed to prepare physicians for careers in academic and private practice pathology, and consists of 48 months of training.

The first year involves training in surgical and autopsy pathology as well as clinical pathology. Residents spend the remaining 36 months training in surgical and cytopathology, hematopathology, microbiology, transfusion medicine, clinical chemistry, molecular pathology, informatics/lab management, dermatopathology, neuropathology, pediatric pathology, and forensic pathology. Many residents also pursue research projects. Didactic seminars and tutorials exploring fundamental problems in all aspects of pathology enhance the apprenticeship aspects of the training program. Additional fellowship training is available in blood banking/transfusion medicine, cytopathology, dermatopathology, forensic pathology, hematology pathology, and pediatric pathology.  

Sub-specialization, to meet increasing demands and complexity of modern pathology, is encouraged and made possible by the large faculty with diverse interests. Faculty with specialty interests and research programs in ultra-structural aspects of disease, molecular pathology, and biochemistry as they apply to dermatopathology, gastrointestinal and hepatic disease, endocrine and gynecological pathology, hematology, transfusion medicine, coagulation, cardiac pathology, renal and pulmonary disease, immunopathology, cytogenetics, neuropathology, transplantation pathology, pediatric pathology, as well as bone and soft tissue pathology participate in the program. Pathology training utilizes the staff and facilities of University of Colorado Hospital, Children's Hospital Colorado, Denver Health Medical Center, and the Denver Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

Residents teach in the interactive pathology course for medical students during which case-oriented presentations are employed in small group sessions.​​​​




​​Brian E. Moore, MD, MEd
Program Director
Mary P. Berg, MD​​
Associate Program Director