Head & Neck/Endocrine Pathology Instructorship


The Head and Neck/Endocrine Pathology Instructorship program provides advanced clinical diagnostic training and sign-out experience involving a wide range of head and neck (H&N), salivary gland, thyroid and parathyroid specimens. Emory University’s H&N cancer program is one of the largest in the country and continues to expand, incorporating specialized surgical modalities such as robotic surgery and endoscopic skull base resection as well as proton therapy. A large variety of benign H&N specimens are also examined from Emory’s renowned Otolaryngology Department of more than 30 faculty, including laryngologists, rhinologists and otologists. The thyroid surgery program is very active and provides excellent case material in thyroid pathology. An active institutional program in oral and maxillofacial surgery, as well as an oral pathology outreach program, offers a rich and uniquely diverse training experience.

The H&N service currently includes two subspecialty H&N-trained pathologists and one oral and maxillofacial pathologist. A growing consultation service provides experience in addressing more diagnostically difficult and unusual specimens. There is an active translational research program in H&N diseases within the Department of Pathology and in collaboration with oncologists, surgeons and radiologists.

The instructorship provides a period of active training during the first part of the year followed by graduated responsibility allowing for supervised sign-out of cases and intraoperative consultations. The year-long instructorship is based at Emory University Hospital Midtown, where the Emory H&N program is primarily located. Instructors will have close interaction with clinical specialists through participation in intraoperative consultations, weekly H&N tumor boards and monthly thyroid tumor board. Elective time is also available for experience in other services. Ample opportunity for research exists and is encouraged.

This unique instructorship is designed to prepare trainees to enter academic or private practice by providing them with expert mentorship, subspecialty diagnostic skills, and intensive sign-out experience in head and neck, endocrine, and oral pathology.


1 Clinical instructorship position


MD or MD/PhD or DO: USMLE Step 3/COMLEX level 3, AP/CP or AP only American Board Pathology Certification, Georgia Medical Licensure


DDS or DMD: Completion of a CODA-accredited Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology Residency Program, American Board of Oral Pathology Certification and eligibility for licensure in dentistry in the State of Georgia



To apply to the Head & Neck/Endocrine Pathology Instructorship Fellowship:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Current Curriculum Vitae
  3. Three letters of recommendation (addressed to Christopher Griffith, MD, PhD, Head & Neck/Endocrine Pathology Instructorship Director)
  4. Submit complete package to: reveret@emory.edu

If additional help is needed, contact:

Rhonda Everett
Coordinator for AP Faculty Recruitment
Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Emory University Hospital, Room H180
1364 Clifton Road, NE
Atlanta, GA 30322

Phone: 404-712-3866