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We began training our first fellow in 1996. Since that time, at least 19 physicians have completed their training in this program. All of our trainees are themselves accomplished pulmonary pathologists working in large academic centers throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Words from our alumni

Hear from a few of our alumni as they reflect on their fellowship at Mayo.

Matt Cecchini, M.D., Ph.D.

Matt Cecchini, M.D., Ph.D.

"The most rewarding experience has been the opportunity to review the pathology of explant specimens with transplant patients. In this unique program patients have the opportunity to meet with the surgical pathology team and review their actual explant specimen in addition to a 3D printed model of their explanted organ."

2020 graduate and current anatomic pathologist at London Health Sciences Centre, London, Ontario, Canada

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Sing Yun Chang, M.D.

Sing Yun Chang, M.D.

"The lung working group is composed of members with diversified backgrounds, all with vast experience in this field. While there is an overall diagnostic unity in the whole group, each member brings his or her own unique lens through which to approach the cases. Most importantly, the members can agree to disagree, which sets a collegial and harmonious environment. This fellowship therefore provides a rich and solid knowledge base for independent practice once the trainees are 'unleashed' into the real world."

2013 graduate and current clinical instructor at Surrey Memorial Hospital, British Columbia

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Frank Schneider, M.D.

Frank Schneider, M.D.

"Having been part of such a great organization, even if only for a short time. The culture is instilled in trainees, and even though pathology is not practiced 'the Mayo way' at most institutions, alumni bring a little bit of the culture to their work on a daily basis."

2010 graduate and current anatomic pathologist at Emory University Hospital

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Sanjay Mukhopadhyay, M.D.

Sanjay Mukhopadhyay, M.D.

"I stumbled onto pathology by chance. I got a chance to work at one of the best hospitals in India, but only if I went into pathology. What I found most rewarding about my training was the case mix (neoplastic and non-neoplastic) and high volumes of it. I loved the consult cases most about this program."

2007 graduate and current anatomic pathologist at Cleveland Clinic

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Past alumni

For more details on alumni from the Pulmonary Pathology Fellowship, see the following alumni list.

Name Graduation Year Current location
Julian Villalba Nunez 2022 CDC, Atlanta, GA
Lacey Schrader 2021 Gundersen Health System, La Crosse, WI (Mayo Clinic – Surg Path Fellowship 2021-2022)
Matthew Cecchini 2020 London Health Sciences Centre, London, ON
Raghavendra Pillappa, M.B.B.S. 2018 University of Virginia Commonwealth
Ying-Han (Roger) Hsu, M.D. 2017 University Health Network, Toronto, ON
Scott Aesif, M.D., Ph.D. 2016 Mayo Clinic in Florida
Liping Liu, M.D., Ph.D. 2016 Kaiser Permanente, Northern California
Wadad Mneimneh, M.D. 2015 Case Western Reserve University
Brandon T. Larsen, M.D., Ph.D. 2014 Mayo Clinic in Arizona
Sing Yun (Sindy) Chang, M.D. 2013 Surrey Memorial Hospital, Surrey, BC 
Jennifer Boland Froemming, M.D. 2012 Mayo Clinic in Rochester
Frank Schneider, M.D. 2010 Emory University Hospital
Anja Roden, M.D. 2010 Mayo Clinic in Rochester
Melanie Sackett, M.D. 2008 unknown
Sanjay Mukhopadhyay, M.B.B.S. 2007 Cleveland Clinic
Sylvain Trahan, M.D. 2006 Laval University, Quebec
Christian Yves Couture, M.D. 2003 Laval University, Quebec
Marie-Christine Aubry, M.D. 1999 Mayo Clinic in Rochester
Andras Khoor, M.D., Ph.D. 1997 Mayo Clinic in Florida
Graduation of Mayo Clinic residents and fellows

Mayo Clinic Alumni Association

The Mayo Clinic Alumni Association will help you stay in touch with your Mayo Clinic colleagues, maintain a valuable professional connection to Mayo Clinic throughout your medical and/or research career, participate in continuing medical education, and more.

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