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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 and Laboratory Medicine 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

Stay up to date with happenings in our department by reading the Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Free Press.... click on the link (to your right). Some highlights include:

December 1, 2017: Resident Aadil Ahmed, MD wins John H. Holliman Resident Scholarship for 2018

December 2017:  Grazina Chatt, CT(ASCP) is featured on ASC's Member Spotlight of the month. Inerviewed by our own residency graduate and ASC Membership Committee member Mohanad Shaar, MD.

December 2017: Eva M. Wojcik, MD was listed as one of the TOP DOCTORS in the Chicago Area in Chicago Consumers' CHECKBOOK magazine, Fall 2017/Winter 2018 edition.

November 29, 2017: Dr. Omer Iqbal gave an invited podium presentation at The International Annual Congres s on Clinical Trials (IACCT) held November 29-30, 2017 in Tel Aviv, Israel.



November 22, 2017: Eva M. Wojcik, MD represented U.S. Cytology at the 50th Anniversary of the French Society of Clinical Cytology Meeting: Looking at the Past and into the Future of Cytopathology Meeting that was held in Paris, France on November 22nd. Dr. Wojcik's presentation at this meeting was entitled "The Paris System 2015 for Reporting Urinary Cytology: A Two-Year Assessment"

November 12, 2017: Kamran Mirza, MD PhD gives keynote address and chairs session 1 of the 14th Asia Pacific Pathology Congress in Osaka, Japan

August 10, 2017:  Kate Bernhardt, MS, MLS(ASCP)CM, LSSGB presented a poster at the 69th AACC meeting in San Diego where it was selected by the Academy of the AACC as a Distinguished Abstract. 

August 3, 2017: Kamran Mirza, MD PhD named Top 5 within ASCPs "40 Under Forty"

August 1, 2017: Maria Picken, MD PhD Chairs International Amyloidosis Grant Review Committee for the International Society of Amyloidosis

June 7, 2017: Kamran Mirza, MD PhD named to American Society for Clinical Pathology's "40 Under Forty"

Oct 6, 2016: Dariusz Borys, MD earns Digital Pathology Global Pioneer Award

Dec 15, 2015: Eva Wojcik, MD inaugurated as President of the American Society of Cytopathology

March 2, 2015: Loyola to have strong research presence at world's leading pathology meeting

A complete listing of department faculty can be found here.