Women's Health

Program Director & Contact

Rouzan G. Karabakhtsian, MD, PhD

Rouzan G. Karabakhtsian, MD, PhD

Professor, Department of Pathology


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Program Description

The Department of Pathology at Montefiore Medical Center offers one (1) ACGME approved fellowship position in Women’s Health Pathology. The one-year program, based at Montefiore Medical Center-Weiler Division, on the campus of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, draws diagnostic material from the three hospital divisions of the Medical Center (1,500 beds) as well as a large ambulatory network. The Weiler Division of Surgical Pathology has particularly rich resources in the field of gynecologic pathology owing to busy clinical gynecologic and gynecologic oncologic services, including an accredited and academically-motivated gynecologic oncology fellowship program. The diversity of the specimens enables the fellow to have in-depth exposure to and comprehensive training in gynecologic, breast and perinatal pathology, with over 1000 perinatal specimens, 16,000 gynecologic specimens and approximately 3000 breast specimens accessioned in the Pathology department last year.

Upon completing the fellowship, the fellow will be prepared to assume the role of a sub-specialty consultant in academic or private practice. Training includes signing-out of cases with faculty, involvement on frozen section decisions, participation in intra-and inter-departmental conferences, journal clubs and teaching of residents and medical students. Fellows are encouraged to participate in the clinically relevant research. The program is staffed by seven surgical pathologists who form the core of the subspecialty group for Women's Health Pathology at MMC, and include attendings with subspeciality expertise in the reas of Gynecological Pathology, Perinatal Pathology and Breast Pathology.

Responsibilities of the fellow include:

  • in-depth work-up of both in-house and consult cases.
  • supervisor/consultant duties to pathology residents.
  • pathology service liaison to the clincal/surgical services.
  • prepare and present at weekly breast and gynecological interdepartmental tumor boards and neonatal/perinatal conferences.
  • presentations at various didactic conferences both within and outside the Department of Pathology, for pathology residents, residents in OB-Gyn and medical students.
  • development of an in-depth understanding of the role of cytology in gynecologic cancer screening/diagnosis through regular interactions with the Division of Cytology.
  • participation in scholarly research activities.


MD degree or equivalent, and Certification or Board eligibility in Anatomic Pathology, or combined Anatomic/Clinical Pathology.


Salary based on the level of residency training.


An application form can be requested from fellowship coordinator Debrah Negron by email: denegron@montefiore.org

Application Materials

  • Completed application form
  • Curriculum vitae
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Brief statement of professional goals

Application Submission

Please send hard copies of the completed materials to:

Rouzan G. Karabakhtsian, MD, PhD

Director, Women's Health Fellowship Training Program
Jack D. Weiler Hospital of the
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Department of Pathology
1825 Eastchester Road, Room 4-31
Bronx, NY 10461


Jack D. Weiler Hospital of the
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

1825 Eastchester Road, Room 4-31
Bronx, NY 10461