Pulmonary Pathology fellows uses a microscope to look at slides at Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, Arizona.

Graduate medical education in laboratory medicine and pathology at Mayo Clinic

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The one-year Pulmonary Pathology Fellowship at Mayo Clinic's campus in Scottsdale, Arizona, provides an outstanding setting for you to develop expertise in the evaluation and diagnosis of routine, complex, and esoteric pathologic specimens from the lung, pleura, and mediastinum. Our goal is to help you use the vast resources of Mayo Clinic to meet your individual career goals while advancing the science of pulmonary pathology. 

Highlights of the program include:

  • Clinical training that offers exposure to all areas of thoracic pathology, including neoplastic and non-neoplastic diseases of the lung, pleura, and mediastinum
  • Review of in-house specimens received in our large referral practice, averaging 3,500 to 4,000 thoracic specimens a year
  • Review of the Charles B. Carrington Memorial Teaching Collection (containing over 30,000 cases)
  • An opportunity to spend up to two months rotating at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota
  • Opportunities to participate in and complete several research projects in one year
  • Graduated responsibility that increases over the training period; by the end of the fellowship you are responsible for the initial case work-up and final conversations with referring pathologists
Video: The Arizona Experience


Video: The Arizona Experience


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Pulmonary Pathology fellows and faculty use microscopes to look at slides.

Your training experience

As a fellow at Mayo Clinic, you'll have access to robust clinical, educational, and research resources. You'll find support both inside and outside of the campus to promote physical and mental wellness and ensure your work/life balance.

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Henry Tazelaar, M.D.

Director's welcome

While at Mayo Clinic, you will be exposed to a large clinical practice, many research and teaching opportunities, and a large faculty dedicated to your educational success.

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The Pulmonary Pathology Fellowship is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

Program history

The Pulmonary Pathology Fellowship at Mayo Clinic's campus in Scottsdale, Arizona, became ACGME accredited on April 21, 2022, under the directorship of Henry Tazelaar, M.D., who also started the very successful Pulmonary Pathology Fellowship at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, in 1996. The two fellowships work closely together and fellows from both programs have the opportunity to rotate to the other campus to take advantage of the somewhat differing nature of the two practice settings. Our first fellow in Arizona will start in 2022 for a one-year fellowship.

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