The Department of Pathology offers a variety of fellowship programs for board-eligible and board-certified pathologists who desire additional subspecialty training.

Subspecialty fellowships in Cytopathology, Dermatopathology, Hematopathology, Laboratory Genetics and Genomics,  Medical Microbiology, Molecular Genetic Pathology,  and Neuropathology are ACGME accredited.

The fellowship programs provide the highest quality of graduate medical education. All fellows work closely with our expert faculty in all aspects of anatomic and clinical pathology. Duke offers a wide variety of often complex clinical cases providing an important foundation for learning. Fellows may also take advantage of numerous departmental and institutional resources to enhance their learning, including PhotoPath, the Biospecimen Repository and Processing Core, and Duke Office of Clinical Research. The Surgical Pathology fellowship program is non-ACGME accredited, providing fellows an opportunity to independently sign-out cases. For information about becoming board-certified, visiit the American Board of Pathology. Visit the North Carolina Medical Board for a Resident Training License (RTL) application.

Openings for two Cytopathology Fellowship Positions starting July 1, 2022 and July 1, 2023;  See Cytopathology Fellowship page for how to apply.

Current Fellows

Our current fellows for this academic year.

Cytopathology Fellowship

Duke offers a one-year ACGME accredited fellowship with extensive training in FNA and exfoliative cytology.

Dermatopathology Fellowship

Duke University Medical Center offers a one-year ACGME accredited dermatopathology fellowship.

Hematopathology Fellowship

The Department of Pathology at Duke University Medical Center offers an ACGME-accredited fellowship in hematopathology.

Laboratory Genetics and Genomics Fellowship

The Duke Laboratory Genetics and Genomics (LGG) Fellowship Program provides postdoctoral fellows with either a PhD or MD with training experience in the Duke Cytogenetics and Duke Molecular Diagnostics Laboratories.

Medical Microbiology Fellowship

Duke Microbiology strives to transform microbiology, medicine, and health locally and globally through innovative research and application of diagnostic tests, educating future leaders, and advancing, advocating, and practicing evidence-based medicine.

Molecular Genetic Pathology Fellowship

We are pleased to announce our ACGME-approved Molecular Genetic Pathology Fellowship.

Neuropathology Fellowship

An ACGME-accredited two year fellowship that provides extensive hands-on experience in clinical and experimental neuropathology.

Surgical Pathology GI Fellowship

Since 2017-2018, the Department annually funds a GI, pancreas, and liver subspecialty surgical pathology fellowship.

Surgical Pathology Fellowship

The Department sponsors 1-year fellowships in General and Subspecialty Surgical Pathology.

Current Fellows

Mitchell Arbogast

Mitchell Arbogast, MD
GI Surgical Pathology
University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine


Jill Browning, MD
Louisiana State University School of Medicine In Shreveport

Marcel Castor

Marcel Castor, MD
Anatomic Pathology
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

James Everhart

James Everhart, DO
Medical Microbiology
Lincoln Memorial University Debusk College of Osteopathic Medicine

Dona Kanavy, PhD

Dona Kanavy, PhD
Laboratory Genetics and Genomics
North Carolina State University

Jenna McCracken

Jenna McCracken, MD PhD
University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine

Robert Rolfe

Robert Rolfe, MD
Medical Microbiology
Medical University of South Carolina

Vanessa Smith

Vanessa Smith, MD
University of Illinois College of Medicine

Hongzhi Xu

Hongzhi Xu, MD
Tongji Medical University, China