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Pathology Residents

Pathology Residency at UPMC

The UPMC Department of Pathology offers world-class educational opportunities through its residency and fellowship programs.

Our mission is to cultivate and nurture future pathologists who excel in scholarship, leadership, and clinical practice. In-depth primary training combined with the opportunity to train in any of our 15 subspecialty fellowships has resulted in our graduates obtaining prominent positions in academic institutions, industry, and community hospitals in the United States and internationally.

Our residency program ranks among the top 10 programs by Doximity.

Learn more by viewing the UPMC Pathology Residency video.

Pathology Residency Program

Led by Marie C. DeFrances, MD, PhD, the pathology residency program trains residents in one of three comprehensive clinical tracks:

The residency program provides residents with the chance to participate in the Pathologist Investigator Residency/Research Training (PIRRT) program, which trains academic pathologists to become independently funded principal investigators in disease research.