Residency in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology

Our nationally recognized program provides comprehensive education to 16 combined anatomic (AP) and clinical (CP) pathology residency trainees.

Welcome to the Pathology Residency Website

I am proud to showcase the comprehensive nature of clinical services, educational activities, and research programs this nationally recognized program has to offer. Our department comprises a world-class team of faculty, staff, residents and fellows that serve as a critical component to the nationally recognized Loyola University Health System, a leader in the study and treatment of human disease. All 14 clinical laboratories in the department are committed to providing accurate laboratory testing and diagnostic results in a timely manner, mentoring future pathologists and laboratory professionals, and analyzing the causes and treatment of human pathology. We truly live and work by the tenet that behind every slide is a real person:

Our highly trained physicians direct the use of state-of-the-art technology that enables all of our staff to handle more than 2.5 million billable inpatient and outpatient procedures annually – including over 35,000 surgical specimens and 22,000 cytology specimens each year. Our extensive exposure to all aspects of anatomic and clinical pathology, including some of the most difficult case areas, creates an unparalleled depth of experience.

I encourage you to explore this site to learn more about our comprehensive offerings of residency, fellowships, residency, and ongoing research programs. This website is but a snap-shot of the department. I encourage you to re-visit frequently, check out our weekly Pathology Free Press, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.


Eva M. Wojcik, MD
Helen M. and Raymond M. Galvin Professor
Chair, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Immediate Past-President, American Society of Cytopathology
Associate Editor, Journal of the American Society of Cytopathology


Our residency positions are accredited by the ACGME, and in the last RRC site visit, Loyola received a maximum accreditation of five years and was chosen as notable practice by the ACGME for our Laboratory Management. Residents at Loyola combine their practices across our facilities at both the Loyola University Healthcare System and the Hines VA Hospital.  The two facilities have a total of 1,568 beds, and are immediately adjacent to one another. Across both institutions, approximately 100 autopsies, more than 30,000 surgical cases, 28,000 cytology cases and about 2.3 million laboratory procedures are performed annually. For an overview of our program, take a look at this video:

As a resident at Loyola, you will rotate through the various divisions of the Clinical Laboratories, the Autopsy Service, and Surgical Pathology sections. There is ample opportunity for teaching (medical students, medical technologists, etc.). In addition, elective rotations are available for additional training in subspecialty areas of interest. If desired, there is also opportunity for investigative work in experimental pathology. Outstanding residents are offered special research opportunities and departmental grants, which provide a solid foundation for an academic career in pathology. ACGME accredited fellowship training is offered in Cytopathology, Dermatopathology and Hematopathology. In addition, we also offer a Surgical Pathology fellowship geared toward the personal interests of the fellow, such as with a focus in the areas of breast, gynecologic, gastrointestinal and genitourinary pathology.

For more information about our program click these links to contact us, see where are graduates are now, and find out who our residents are and what they enjoy in their free time. We encourage you to peruse our weekly department informational flyer, the Pathology Free Press, and keep updated on department happenings by following us on Twitter and liking us on Facebook

Best wishes,

Viju Ananthanarayanan, MD                     Marisa Saint Martin, MD
Program Director                                             Associate Program Director

A complete listing of department faculty can be found here.