The Department of Pathology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), a major teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, is committed to providing state-of-the-art training to prepare physicians for leadership roles in pathology and academic medicine. We offer three resident training pathways: First, our combined anatomic pathology/clinical pathology (AP/CP) pathway provides comprehensive training in all areas of tissue diagnostics and laboratory medicine. Second, our AP only pathway prepares residents for careers as academic surgical pathologists. Third, our CP only pathway prepares residents for careers as future leaders in laboratory medicine. All pathways include extensive opportunities to participate in research projects with world-renowned experts in pathology or related disciplines.

Jeffrey Saffitz, M.D., Ph.D., an internationally renowned pathologist and investigator, assumed the position of Department Chairman in July 2005. With the appointment of Dr. Saffitz there has been significant investment by BIDMC in the Pathology Department including expansion of the residency training program, recruitment of additional clinical and research faculty, and further development of state-of-the-art facilities in which to practice pathology, train residents and fellows, and conduct research. Already long recognized for excellence, our training programs, now with new resources and the highest commitment from Dr. Saffitz, will continue to develop and flourish.

At BIDMC, residency and fellow training is the heart and soul of our department. We believe that we have created an outstanding environment for residents to learn and grow professionally with an underlying emphasis on Support, Access, Mentoring, and Teaching.


For more information, please contact:

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
330 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
Phone: 617-667-4344