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Neuropathology Fellowship

    The Department of Pathology at the University of Utah School of Medicine offers an ACGME-accredited two-year fellowship program in Neuropathology. One position is available on an annual basis. Experience is provided at the University of Utah Hospital, Huntsman Cancer Institute, Primary Children’s Hospital, and the Office of the Medical Examiner.

    This fellowship is designed to give the fellows a broad experience in diagnostic neuropathology, with emphasis on surgical neuropathology but also with exposure to autopsy, forensic and neuromuscular neuropathology. A diverse patient population, as well as an active consultation service provides ample volumes of material, as well as a large diversity of diagnoses.

    The overall goal of the fellowship is to provide in-depth exposure to neuropathology with our faculty, Dr. Qinwen Mao (Director of Neuropathology), Dr. Andrew Guajardo (Forensic Medical Examiner), Dr. Missia Kohler (Assistant Professor of Pathology), Dr. Nick Mamalis (Director of Ocular Pathology), Dr. Cheryl Palmer (Professor Emeritus of Pathology), and Dr. Changhong Xing (Assistant Professor of Pathology).

    This training program satisfies the requirements for the American Board of Pathology examination in Neuropathology.

    LocationHuntsman Cancer Institute

    Positions: Two

    Stipend: Commensurate with year of postgraduate training


    Applicants must hold an MD degree, DO degree (or foreign equivalent with ECFMG certification), be board eligible or board certified in anatomic pathology, and be eligible for a Utah State medical license.

    J-1 Visa

    The J-1 visa is the required visa for international trainees. This policy is governed by the University of Utah Office of Graduate Medical Education and applies to all Department of Pathology fellowships, regardless of program accreditation or associated degree type.

    Neuropathology Two-Year Training Periods:

    2026-2028: Available

    Application Materials

    The program is accepting applications for unfilled positions. Interested candidates should submit cover letter with personal statement, curriculum vitae, CAP Standardized Fellowship Application, and three letters of recommendation (one of which should be from current/most recent program director) to Program Coordinator Chloe Dyer at

    The University of Utah School of Medicine does not discriminate on the basis of gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, race, age, religion, color, national origin, disability, genetic information, or veteran’s status.

    Contact Us

    Chloe Dyer

    Program Coordinator

    Huntsman Cancer Institute
    2000 Circle of Hope, Rm 3100
    Salt Lake City, UT 84112
    Phone: 801-213-6214
Fax 801-581-7035


    Qinwen Mao, MD, PhD

    Program Director
    Huntsman Cancer Institute
    2000 Circle of Hope, Rm 3100
    Salt Lake City, UT 84112