Department of Pathology & Immunology

Pediatric Pathology Fellowship Director's Message

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Welcome to Pediatric Pathology and thank you for considering our Pediatric Pathology Fellowship!

Pediatric Pathology is a complex specialty spanning developmental, infectious, and neoplastic processes over a wide range of ages and stages of development. Texas Children's Hospital is the largest pediatric hospital in the nation and is consistently ranked among the top 3 pediatric hospital in the nation by the US News Report. Currently, it consists of 5 campuses, 4 of which are in the Houston area (Texas Children’s Main Campus, Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, Texas Children’s West Campus and Texas Children’s Woodlands Campus) and 1 recently opened campus in North Austin. Our program examines materials from all Texas Children’s Hospital facilities, generating a large volume of routine, complex, transplant, and autopsy specimens.

We interact closely with our clinical colleagues via multidisciplinary conferences and glass slide case reviews sessions. As a result, graduates of our program are well trained in the pathologic diagnosis of pediatric disease as well as clinical and radiographic correlates making them valuable staff pathologists to any practice setting.

Nahir Cortes-Santiago, M.D., Ph.D.