Pathology Fellowship Programs

The Department of Pathology offers one-year fellowship positions in the following areas:

Cytopathology Fellowship Program:

This fellowship provides for one full year of advanced training in diagnostic cytology. The experience includes daily sign-out of gynecologic and nongynecologic specimens as well as training in the performance and interpretation of fine needle aspiration biopsies. Participation in conferences and teaching of pathology residents and cytotechnology students is required. Involvement in clinical research is also encouraged. Cytology specimens from the University Hospital and the South Texas Veterans Health Care System, Audie L. Murphy Division, approximate total 20,000 annually, of which 5,000 are nongynecologic specimens. The latter group includes approximately 1,000 fine needle aspiration biopsies.

Applicants must have completed a four-year AP/CP residency or a straight anatomic pathology residency.


Cytopathology Goals and Objectives


Number of positions: Two

Stipends: Commensurate with level of training, (Click here to view current Benefits)

Information on Living in San Antonio.


Current Cytopathology Fellows

Photo of Chet Schwab Chet Schwab, MD

Residency:UT Medical Branch at Galveston, 2014
Medical School:UT Medical Branch at Galveston, 2010
Undergraduate:University of Texas at Austin, 2003
Hometown:Palestine, Texas

The integration of molecular biology and pathophysiology into clinical medicine and the visualization of disease through the use of a microscope drew me into Pathology. Personally, I enjoy nature, sports, reading, and listening to music. I have two young daughters, Faith and Madeleine, that have become the center of my world.

Abby Richmond, MD

Residency: University of Colorado, Aurora, CO, 2017
Medical School: University of Texas Health Sciences Center, San Antonio, 2013
Undergraduate:Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, 2008
Hometown:San Antonio, Texas

I grew up in San Antonio and attended UTHSCSA for medical school. My pathology-related interests include gynecologic pathology and cytopathology. After five years away from San Antonio, my spouse and I are delighted to move back to my hometown. Outside of medicine, we enjoy camping, biking, and cooking (actually, learning to cook is probably a better way to phrase it!).


STVHCS Faculty

Shiwen Yang, MD, MS, PhD (Director) Lisa Radkay-Gonzalez, MD
Aamir Ehsan, MD  


Send inquiries to:

Philip T. Valente, MD
Professor and Director of Cytopathology
Department of Pathology
University of Texas Health Science Center
7703 Floyd Curl Drive
San Antonio, TX 78229-3900

Voice: (210) 567-4010
Fax: (210) 567-4637

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