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Graduate medical education in laboratory medicine and pathology at Mayo Clinic

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During the one-year Cardiovascular Pathology Fellowship at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, you learn to understand and diagnose routine, complex, and esoteric pathologic specimens relating to cardiovascular conditions and diseases.

Your fellowship experience includes the interpretation of tissues related to:

  • Congenital heart disease
  • Ischemic heart disease
  • Valvular heart disease
  • Cardiomyopathy and myocarditis
  • Systemic and pulmonary hypertension
  • Neoplastic heart disease
  • Cardiovascular trauma
  • Pericardial disease
  • Aortic disease
  • Peripheral vascular disease
  • Diseases of the veins and lymphatics
  • Cardiac transplantation

This flexible fellowship includes diagnostic, research, and educational experiences in cardiovascular pathology. You also participate in a variety of clinical and pathology conferences.


The program is is accredited by the American Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

Program history

The Cardiovascular Pathology Fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, began in 1981. One trainee completes this program annually.

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Choosing Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic campus in Rochester, Minnesota.
Campus and community

Rochester, MN

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Stipend and benefits