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Genitourinary Pathology Fellowship

The Genitourinary Pathology Fellowship (ACGME-accredited) program at IU School of Medicine provides comprehensive training in all aspects of genitourinary pathology. Upon completing the program, fellows are prepared to assume a role as a subspecialty consultant in genitourinary pathology in an academic or private practice setting. The program is approved as an ACGME accredited fellowship by the Graduate Medical Education committee. The Division of Genitourinary Pathology handles all adult genitourinary clinical material from the IU Health system in Indianapolis (including IU Health University Hospital, IU Health Methodist Hospital, IU Health North and IU Health West hospitals). This provides a high volume of material that covers the full breadth of neoplastic and non-neoplastic disease. Two major components to the genitourinary pathology service are the daily in-house surgical pathology cases and the outside case/consultation service.

Clinical Training and Responsibilities

The clinical responsibilities the fellows assume during the year of training include:
  • Review of daily in-house GU biopsy and resection cases
  • Review of outside case/consultation service
    • Referrals for treatment at partner facilities
    • Department faculty personal consultation
  • Conference presentation at monthly multidisciplinary GU Oncology conference


Fellows are encouraged to participate in one or more research projects related to genitourinary pathology or quality improvement-related projects, submit and present the abstracts to local and national scientific meetings, and publish the data in peer-reviewed pathology/biomedical journals.


  • Resident teaching
  • Gross room supervision of residents and pathology assistants
  • Additional opportunities for medical student teaching and building of digital archives


We offer three one-year fellowship positions per year all with a start date of July 1.

Salary and Benefits

Fellows are paid a competitive annual salary and are provided with healthcare benefits. The salary is based upon the current salary for the fellow’s corresponding post-graduate year. Educational funds are offered and outside conference attendance is supported.

Employment Terms and Benefits

Program Faculty

63794-Acosta, Andres

Andres M. Acosta, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

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50349-Collins, Katrina

Katrina Collins, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

Associate Program Director, Genitourinary Fellowship

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19496-Idrees, Muhammad

Muhammad T. Idrees, MD

Louis Y. Mazzini Professor of Pathology

Program Director, Genitourinary Fellowship

Read Bio Muhammad T. Idrees, MD

65110-Nair, Varsha

Varsha Nair, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

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14974-Ulbright, Thomas

Thomas M. Ulbright, MD

Lawrence M. Roth Professor Emeritus of Pathology

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Digital Slide Archive

Fellows are encouraged to contribute to our digital slide archive.

Explore the Digital Slide Archive

Applying to the program

Applications are accepted throughout the academic year. Invitations to interview will be extended to qualified candidates at the discretion of the program director.

Applicants must have completed two years of accredited anatomic pathology training, or meet fellow eligibility requirements for ACGME Selective Pathology fellowship programs. Candidates must also be able to obtain an Indiana medical license.

Required materials:

  • CAP Residents Forum Standardized fellowship application
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Cover letter and/or personal statement
  • Three letters of recommendation (include a letter of recommendation from your current program director)
  • Photo

Letters should be addressed to:
Muhammad T. Idrees, MD
Louis Y. Mazzini Professor of Pathology
Genitourinary Pathology Fellowship Program Director 
Indiana University School of Medicine

All required documents must be emailed to Beverly Jarrett, fellowship and clinical education coordinator, at Letters of recommendation must be submitted separately by referees via email to Beverly Jarrett.

For more information if you have questions about this fellowship program please contact Beverly Jarrett, Fellowship Coordinator.

Download CAP Standardized Application for Pathology Fellowships

Email Beverly Jarrett