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Zachary Hoffer, MD, program director

Conrad Schuerch, MD

Geisinger’s Division of Laboratory Medicine is pleased to announce the reestablishment of its pathology residency program beginning July 2018. Two first-year residents will be admitted each year to this ACGME accredited residency with its new and unique AP/CP curriculum.

Our program is designed to prepare pathologists to function as diagnosticians and diagnostic consultants in the context of modern multidisciplinary practice. Moreover, it will prepare them for laboratory leadership roles, providing exposure to management experiences in our multihospital laboratory system. Since the practice of pathology and healthcare in general is more and more dependent upon informatics skills, special emphasis is also given to informatics training.

The four-year curriculum is uniquely designed to integrate anatomic and clinical pathology. The first five months provide a broad framework of knowledge, orienting the resident to the profession, and basic working skills, preparing the resident to function and learn in the subspecialty rotations that follow. More information about the curriculum is given under the curriculum tab.

Geisinger's Division of Laboratory Medicine is organized as one company providing standardized and integrated laboratory services to eight hospitals, more than 80 clinics and other facilities. The core clinical laboratory in Danville performs greater than five million tests per year. Anatomic pathology, centralized for the entire system, handles more than 80,000 surgical pathology, 50,000 cytology and 60 autopsy cases per year. Our staff includes 32 pathologists and four PhD doctoral scientists.

The laboratory division is known for being a leading model for laboratory integration and rationalization in support of a large health system. Our faculty members are known for significant contributions in immunohistochemistry, microbiology and laboratory informatics. The beautiful new laboratory building is equipped with the latest automated technologies in anatomic pathology and the clinical laboratories. The department has modern teaching facilities to house the residency program along with our cytopathology, dermatopathology and clinical informatics fellowships.

Geisinger Medical Center is located in the scenic and peaceful Susquehanna River Valley which affords its staff many outdoor reactional opportunities. Several universities in nearby towns provide cultural events while the major eastern cities of New York, NY; Philadelphia, PA; Washington, D.C.; and Baltimore, MD are all within a 2-1/2 to 4-hour drive.

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