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Residency Program

Residency program 2022

The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine offers a comprehensive, well-balanced AP/CP training program that prepares graduates to become highly competent practitioners and leaders within the field of pathology. The program is designed to ensure residents are well-prepared for their next endeavor—whether it’s a career in private practice or academia. Graduates have a strong track record of achievement and have been successful in their ability to secure competitive fellowship positions and jobs in private practice and academic settings. IU School of Medicine also excellent sub-specialty training opportunities, and many residents choose to stay and complete their fellowship training with the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.


For the majority of their residency, IU School of Medicine pathology residents train in a state-of-the-art, award-winning facility (IU Health Pathology Laboratory) that serves as the central laboratory for IU Health. Residents have easy access to a wealth of cases running the gamut from the “bread and butter” of pathology to wide ranging hematologic and oncologic malignancies and organ transplants.

Pathology Residency in Indianapolis

Medical students who are considering a Pathology residency in Indianapolis can find information about IU School of Medicine’s Graduate Medical Education program, including details on how to apply as well as stipends, benefits, policies and more.

Office of GME

118,000 surgical cases
8,700 frozen sections
5,900 FNAs
In addition to the high and varied case volume, resident education is further bolstered by the dedicated, accomplished faculty members who have considerable expertise in a wide range of sub-specialties. Residents also benefit from highly competitive core compensation and fringe benefit packages that includes a generous professional development fund.



This residency training program is designed to provide a challenging but highly rewarding learning experience. While rigorous, the program curriculum provides a great deal of flexibility and allows residents to better tailor their training to fit individual goals. Residents can earn 5-6 elective rotations, which offers excellent opportunity to further explore areas of interest. Program leaders are continually looking for opportunities to expand the breadth of the curriculum and to improve the quality of resident training in a highly dynamic field. This program is unique in its ability to provide sign-out experience in both subspecialty and general pathology environments. These experiences afford residents the opportunity to train with faculty who are highly specialized in their field, while simulating the necessary experience of general sign-outs. Another unique aspect of the curriculum is the emphasis on resident education that complements the active learning environment with an extensive supplement of structured educational activities. Daily, faculty-driven didactic lectures and QC conferences are provided. Ample opportunity also exists within the program for resident research participation.

Sample Resident Schedule

Pathology Sample Resident Schedule

Program Leadership

44432-Lavik, John-Paul

John-Paul Lavik, PhD, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

Pathology Residency Program Director

Read Bio John-Paul Lavik, PhD, MD

39587-Umphress, Brandon

Brandon A. Umphress, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

Pathology Associate Residency Program Director

Read Bio Brandon A. Umphress, MD

38176-LePage, Nichole

Nichole L. LePage, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

Pathology Associate Residency Program Director

Read Bio Nichole L. LePage, MD