Resident Life

Duke and Durham

Thequad fall  leaves Department of Pathology is located within the Duke University Medical Center complex and is directly adjacent to the Duke University campus. Duke is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful collegiate campuses in the United States. Residents have access to cultural and athletic events that enrich and enliven the community. Duke University Hospital is a full-service tertiary and quaternary care hospital that is ranked among the nation’s best by U.S. News & World Report.

The State of North Carolina is known for its great beauty, moderate climate and four seasons. Durham is a city of 260,000 located in the Piedmont region of North Carolina with easy access to both sea and mountains. Hardwood and evergreen forests, hills and lakes, meandering rivers and streams, wildlife and flowers characterize our local landscape. The cost of living is lower than in large metropolitan areas and many trainees own their own homes. Outdoor activities abound year around.

North Carolina State University in Raleigh, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Research Triangle Park (a world-renowned university-related research park composed of a large number of governmental and research institutes) are close by and add to our cultural and scientific community.

For additional information, please visit the extensive Durham Convention and Visitors Bureau site at


Salary and Benefits

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Duke University Medical Center and the Department of Pathology offer competitive salaries and benefits:

  1. PGY-1 Salary for 2019-2020: $56,880
  2. $1800 book/travel allowance per year from the department and additional travel allowance for presentations at scientific meetings
  3. BLS/ACLS fee paid by Department of Pathology
  4. Free 24-hour access to Fitness Facility located on campus
  5. Free Parking at Duke North
  6. Hospital Coat and Laundry Services
  7. Malpractice insurance
  8. Maternity/Paternity leave
  9. Medical and Dental Insurance
  10. Military leave
  11. Sick leave
  12. Term Life Insurance
  13. Three weeks vacation per year, plus 5 extra days during either Christmas or New Year's week

Congratulations to our Graduates on their Fellowships

2019 Graduates:

Colby Cantu: Cytopathology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL; Surgical Pathology, UCLA
Lauren Havrilla:  Forensic Pathology, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner of North Carolina
Karissa Heck: Surgical Pathology, Duke University
Rachel Jug: Cytopathology, Duke University; Transfusion Medicine, Canadian Blood Services
Catherine Luedke: Hematopathology, Duke University; Surgical Pathology, Duke University
Patricia Pittman: Neuropathology, Duke University

2018 Graduates:

Claire Detweiler: Surgical Pathology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Elizabeth McKinnon: Forensic Pathology, Montgomery County Coroner's Office, Dayton, OH
Grant Harrison: 2018-2019: Cytopathology, University of Virginia; 2019-2020: Surgical Pathology, Mayo Clinic
Kim Ingersoll: 2018-2019: Hematopathology, Duke University; 2019-2020: Surgical Pathology, Duke University

Duke Path at "Canes

ASC Meeting posterRecent Publications

Cantu CA, Pavlisko EN. Liposuction-induced fat embolism syndrome: A brief review and post-mortem diagnostic approach. Arch Pathol Lab Med. Publication status: In Press.
Cantu CA, Wang E. Follicular T-cell lymphoma. ASCP Case Rep Hematopathol. 2017; HP17-3.
Cantu CA, Pavlisko EN. Liposuction-induced fat embolism syndrome. BMJ Case Rep. April 2017.
Harrison G, Hemmerich A, Guy C, Perkinson K, Fleming D, McCall S, Cardona D, Zhang X. Overexpression of SOX11 and TFE3 in Solid-Pseudopapillary Neoplasms of the Pancreas. PMID: 29272888 American Journal of Clinical Pathology, December 2017.
Foo WC, Harrison G, Zhang X. Immunocytochemistry for SOX-11 and TFE3 as diagnostic markers for solid pseudopapillary neoplasms of the pancreas in FNA biopsies. PMID: 29045075 Cancer Cytopathology, October 2017.
Harrison G, Sosa JA, Jiang X. Evaluation of the Afirma Gene Expression Classifier in Repeat Indeterminate Thyroid Nodules. PMID: 28467214 ARCHIVES of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, July 2017.
Jiang XS, Harrison GP, Datto MB. Reply to Young Investigator Challenge: Molecular testing in noninvasive follicular thyroid neoplasm with papillary-like nuclear features. PMID: 28170161 Cancer Cytopathology, April 2017.
Schild, MH, Guy, CD. Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis: histopathology basics within a broader context. Surg Pathol Clin. 2017. In Press. Review.
Schild, MH, Harrison, WT, Cummings, TJ. Olfactory ensheathing cell tumor: a case presentation. Clin Neuropathol. 2017, Nov/Dec; 36(6):291-292.
Schild, MH, Doane, EP, Friedman, AH, Cummings, TJ. Collision tumor of the posterior fossa: a case report of mixed hemangioblastoma and ependymoma. Clin Neuropathol. 2017, Sep/Oct; 36(5):248-249.
Schild, MH, Schild, SE, Wong, WW, Vora, SA, Keole, SR, Vargas, CE, Ezzell, GA, Nguyen, BD, Roarke, MC. A prospective trial of intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) incorporating a simultaneous integrated boost for prostate cancer: Long-term outcomes compared with standard image-guided IMRT. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2017, Apr 1;97(5):1021-1025.
Liu, X,  Li, J, Schild, SE, Schild, MH, Wong, WW, Vora, SA, Fatyga, M. Statins and metformin use is associated with lower PSA levels in prostate cancer patients presenting for radiation therapy. Journal of Cancer Therapy. 2017, 8(2), 73-85.

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