Division of Gynecologic Pathology



The program is ideal for individuals pursuing academic careers in surgical pathology and/or gynecologic pathology but is not restricted to such individuals. It is designed to be a combination of a fellowship and a junior faculty assistant position of two years duration. Variations of the program are possible, ranging from a single fellowship year to two full years as a faculty assistant. The program combines advanced training in diagnostic gynecologic pathology with clinical/translational/basic research and teaching. Clinical responsibilities: sign-out of in-house material and evaluation of consultation cases. Research: the fellows are engaged in research activities, which include clinicopathologic and immunohistochemical studies as well as basic and translational research. Current staff research interests: cervical, endometrial, and ovarian neoplasia; trophoblastic disease; HPV; and tumor genetics. Teaching: supervision and instruction of residents; presentation of cases at the gynecologic oncology tumor board, colposcopy correlation conference, and reproductive endocrinology and infertility conference.


Minimum of two full years AP (three years preferred). Fellows must be able to obtain a Maryland license prior to starting the fellowship program. Only U.S. Nationals and foreign nationals with a permanent resident visa will be considered. The applicant must have passed USMLE Step 3 prior to our review of the application.


At prevailing level for clinical fellows in the SOM according to relevant experience.


For full details, write or call:

Dr. Robert J. Kurman, Director
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
401 N Broadway
Department of Pathology
Weinberg Bldg., Rm 2242
Baltimore, Maryland - 21231

Phone: (443) 287-4996
E-mail: rkurman@jhmi.edu

Current faculty and research interests
Robert J. Kurman, M.D. (Director)Pathogenesis of ovarian carcinoma; endometrial carcinogenesis; gestational trophoblastic disease; HPV and cervical cancer
Chien-Fu Hung, Ph.D.Immmunotherapy for ovarian and cervical cancers
Richard Roden, Ph.D.Molecular virology of HPV
Brigitte M. Ronnett, M.D.Differential diagnosis in gynecologic pathology; ovarian mucinous tumors; metastases in the ovary; diagnostic immunohistochemistry; HPV and cervical cancer
Ie-Ming Shih, M.D., Ph.D.Molecular genetics in ovarian cancer and trophoblastic disease
Russell Vang, M.D.Clinicopathologic and immunohistochemical evaluation of epithelial and non-epithelial ovarian tumors
T-C Wu, M.D., Ph.D.HPV vaccine development