Surgical Pathology

Surgical Pathology

The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Western University, London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph’s Health Care is a referral centre for the entire Southwestern Ontario region, and is one of the largest in Canada, handling over 50,000 surgical specimens, 27,000 cytology specimens and 550 autopsies on an annual basis. The volume of case material, quality of the faculty and general environment make this a rich and nurturing centre in which to enhance diagnostic skills and carry out clinical and translational research. 

Our Program

The Fellowship in Surgical Pathology may be in one or up to three surgical pathology subspecialty areas. The fellow will be a member of the relevant subspecialty team and will be expected to carry out assigned responsibilities in surgical pathology. Approximately 75% of the fellow's time will be allocated to clinical service. The fellow will be given time and direction to improve their knowledge, skills and achievements in research and in specific areas of anatomical pathology as mutually agreed upon. He/she will also be exposed to state-of-the-art diagnostic and laboratory techniques. The fellow is also expected to participate in one or more independent research projects suitable for publication. There is also opportunity to participate in medical student/resident teaching and to present at discipline specific seminars and rounds. 

Our Requirements

Minimum requirements include a MD (or equivalent) degree; certification in General or Anatomical Pathology from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, or its equivalent, and eligibility for registration with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. Residents completing their final year of training are eligible to apply. While this position is open to all qualified candidates, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.  

Our Team

Our faculty and supervisors have recognized expertise in the provision of tissue diagnostic services to the London Hospitals. Specialized testing includes immunopathology, electron microscopy and molecular testing.

Our Trainees & Applications

The 2019-2020 application process is closed.  We are currently not accepting any new applications.


Dr. D.K. Driman
Chair, Fellowship Selection Committee
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Dental Sciences Building, Room 4044
Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
Western University
London ON, N6A 5C1