Pathology Residency Program Fellowship

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

See Fellows

Surgical Pathology Fellowship
This program is designed to give the fellow experience working at the junior faculty level. The fellowship is based at the University Hospital, with annual surgical pathology volume of 16,000 specimens. Clinical duties include daily review of rush and stat cases, serving as first-line consultant to resident trainees in surgical pathology, frozen section interpretation, organization of conferences, participation in surgical pathology quality improvement activities, and review of faculty consult cases. Participation with faculty in scholarly activities is essential. Electives are available in cytopathology, hematopathology, pulmonary pathology, immunocytochemistry, molecular pathology, nephropathology or neuropathology.

Number of positions: 2

Three years of straight AP training, or four years of combined AP/CP training.

Commensurate with level of training.

Staff: Jaishree Jagirdar, MD, Francis Sharkey, MD, Josephine Heim-Hall, MD, Amanda Peterson, MD, Marlo Nicolas, MD, Nicole Riddle, MD, James Henry, MD.

Send inquiries to: Francis Sharkey, MD, Director, The University of Texas Health Science Center, 7703 Floyd Curl Drive, San Antonio, TX 78229-3900.
Phone: (210) 567-4034
Fax: (210) 567-4135


Photo of Essel Marie B. de Leon Essel Marie B. de Leon, MD

Medical School: Far Eastern University, 2001
Undergraduate: BS Medical Technology, Far Eastern University, 1997
Hometown: Pampanga, Philippines
Essel has accepted a Cytopathology fellowship position here at UTHSCSA for 2014-2015. Essel loves spending time with family, food from different cultures, romantic movies, and shopping.

Photo of Jailan M. Osman Jailan M. Osman, MD

Medical School: University of Alexandria, Egypt, 1982
Previous Residencies: Pediatrics Emergency Medicine, Alexandria Children's Hospital, Alexandria, Egypt. Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, Ball Memorial Hospital, Muncie, Indiana.
Fellowships: Pediatric Pathology, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Hematopathology, Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, Richmond, Virginia
Hometown: Alexandria, Egypt
Jailan has accepted a Surgical Pathology fellowship here at University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas for 2013-2014. As a former NIH/NCI research fellow I had the opportunity to explore Pediatric tumor biology research, Ultrastructural Pathology and as a former VCU hematopathology fellow; I had a unique experience and direct exposure to a broad variety of cancer cases in hematolymphoid malignancies. In addition, my exposure to morphoproteomic analysis under Dr. Robert Brown UTHealth Science Center at Houston; enables me to understand the biology and metabolism of a patient's tumor. My hobbies include travelling, foreign languages and ancient civilizations history.

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