Director's Welcome

Photo of Cherise Cortese, M.D.

It is with great enthusiasm that I welcome you to the Surgical Pathology Fellowship. Our program is relatively new, as we have had five fellows in the past five years. We are excited to share great cases with our fellows each year.

We have a wonderful team of experienced surgical pathologists with various subspecialty backgrounds, over 36,700 annual surgical pathology accessions, a wide variety of frozen sections, and over 3,000 consultation cases. As a fellow, we will provide you with an outstanding year of additional training in surgical pathology.

I have been at Mayo Clinic's campus in Jacksonville, Florida, for nearly 12 years and have appreciated the teamwork, not only in our department, but also throughout the institution. Our collaboration with Mayo Clinic campuses in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona, and Rochester, Minnesota, only serves to enhance our experience. We all strive to incorporate the principles that were started by the Mayo brothers.

In addition to the various subspecialty areas that we offer, you will have the opportunity to teach residents and ancillary personnel, not only in pathology, but also in other specialties. We offer many weekly and monthly conferences in which you will play an integral part. Several of our surgical pathologists are involved in research in which you can participate as well.

We look forward to working with you and watching you become independent and a more mature pathologist as you navigate the journey through the fellowship.

Cherise Cortese, M.D.
Surgical Pathology Fellowship Director
Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida

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