Pathology Resident Community
Pathology Resident Community
Facilities and General Information
Massachusetts General Hospital
Massachusetts General Hospital, founded in 1811, is Harvard Medical School's original teaching hospital. Affiliated hospitals in the Partners HealthCare System include the Brigham and Women's Hospital, Dana Faber Cancer Institute, North Shore Medical Center, and several community hospitals. Find information on the hospital overview page.
The Mass General Pathology Department staff provides pathology services for the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Cambridge Hospital, Shriner's Hospital for Children, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, and Harvard and MIT Health Services. Learn more about Mass General Pathology.
The Pathology Service
The Anatomic Pathology laboratories occupy 30,000 square feet on six floors of the Warren Building and one floor of the adjacent Blake Building. The combined Clinical Laboratories are located mainly in the contiguous Jackson and Gray Buildings. The Immunopathology and Electron Microscopy Units are located on the fifth Floor of the Warren Building. Research space includes over 40,000 square feet divided among four main facilities at Mass General, Charlestown, and Charles River Plaza.
Anatomic Pathology uses the Sunquest CoPathPlus computer system for specimen and data management. The Clinical Laboratories use the Misys system. All anatomic and clinical laboratory results are available on the Mass General Brigham electronic medical record suite, EPICEach resident has a personal computer at their desk. An additional twenty-five computers are available for the use of the residents. All computers are equipped to access CoPath and EPIC and additional clinical and research information tools.
The Pathology Service has 90 full-time M.D. and/or PhD faculty and 8 Pathology Assistants. The AP/CP program presently has 38 residents. There are fellowships in the Pathology of Women’s Cancers, Bone and Soft Tissue Pathology, Gynecologic Pathology, Cytopathology, Hematopathology, Neuropathology, Dermatopathology, Gastrointestinal Pathology, Immunopathology, Clinical Chemistry, Molecular Pathology Research, Renal Pathology, Selective Surgical Pathology, Microbiology and Transfusion Medicine. At least five NIH-supported laboratory research fellowship positions are available for two to three years each.
Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI)
The Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Diversity and Inclusion works closely with every department at Massachusetts General Hospital to advance the careers of physicians and scientists who are underrepresented in medicine ("URM"). The Center for Diversity and Inclusion also educates our workforce on cross-cultural interactions with patients and colleagues, helping to make Mass General a more inclusive and welcoming environment.
Salary and Benefits
Resident and Fellow salaries by post-graduate year for academic year 2020-2021
VacationAll residents may take up to four weeks of vacation per year as per the requirements of the American Board of Pathology.
Affordable Health Insurance
- Choose from two health plans
- Partners Select and Partners Plus
- Click here to learn more.
Educational FundTBD due to COVID-19.
The CRICO Medical Professional Liability (MPL) policy provides limited claims-made coverage with tail for all professional services of a medical nature.
- MBTA Pass subsidy
- PHS Residents are eligible for a subsidized MBTA Public Transit pass, also known as “T-passes”. These passes are offered monthly at a reduced rate of 50%.
- Link* pass (most popular for those living in the Boston Area) allows travel on the subway (Red, Orange, Blue, and Green lines) as well as the local bus. The subsidized cost is $42.25 a month payroll deducted pre-tax.
- Commuter Rail/Zone** pass allows travel to the outer suburbs. Each Commuter Rail/Zone pass (Zones 1A through Zone 10) allows you to commute further in/out of Boston. The subsidized rate for these passes range from $42.25 to $199.13 per month payroll deducted pre/post tax depending on which Zone you plan on commuting from. To determine what Zone pass you need please visit the MBTA’s website here, and enter your home stop and your destination.
- PHS Resident Parking Options MGH:
- Charles River Plaza Underground Garage (209 Cambridge Street on GPS, entrance/exit next to Au Bon Pain)
- $140/month recurring payroll deduction for 24x7 access for residents not living in zip codes 02141, 02108, 02109, 02113, and 02114. There is no vehicle storage at this location.
- Charlestown Navy Yard Garage (Building 199, 13th Street)
- $74/month recurring payroll deduction for 24x7 access (excellent option for vehicle storage for Residents living in the 02141, 02108, 02109, 02113, and 02114 zip codes).
- PHS Residents and MGH Fellows Living in the 02141, 02108, 02109, 02113, and 02114
- Charlestown Navy Yard Garage (Building 199, 13th Street) • $74/month recurring payroll deduction for 24x7 access (excellent option for vehicle storage).
- Night/Weekend Parking:
- Any Resident/Fellow not living in zip codes 02141, 02108, 02109, 02113, and 02114 is eligible for free night/weekend parking in the Fruit, Parkman, or Yawkey garages (one time registration fee of $25). The hours for night parking are entrance Monday-Thursday after 5:30 pm and exit Tuesday-Friday before 9:30 am. Weekend hours are entrance after 5:30 pm Friday-Sunday and exit before 9:30 am Monday.
- PHS Resident Parking Options MGH:
- Through the Lease Guaranty Program, Partners will guaranty payment to a landlord under specified circumstances.
- This usually means you do not have to pay a deposit (typically up to 1 months’ worth of rent) before moving in.
Cost of Living Stipend
Follow this link to learn how to apply for our MGH cost of living stipend.
Photography and Text Slide Preparation
The Photography Unit in the Pathology Department take both gross photographs and photomicrographs. The Unit prepares projection slides and posters for conferences and lectures. In addition, the photographers teach residents these skills and are available for consultation. Residents are encouraged to photograph interesting specimens and are given copies for their own collections.
The Pathology Department's Mallory Library contains current pathology journals, such as Nature, Science, Cell, and more. Clinical pathology and anatomic pathology libraries are also available in both the anatomic and clinical pathology resident rooms and contain a large number of textbooks and reference texts. Both are open 24 hours a day. Treadwell Library is the virtual library of MGH (https://library.massgeneral.org/) and is well equipped with a wide range of journal titles, textbooks, and bibliographic search capabilities. Harvard Medical School's Countway Library (https://countway.harvard.edu/) is three miles away and is one of the largest medical reference libraries. Residents have online access to a large number of Countway’s resources as well.
Partners Office of Resources for Trainees (P.O.R.T.)
The Partners Office of Resources for Trainees (PORT) helps to address trainee “quality of life” issues by linking trainees to various resources and offering a variety of presentations and social activities.
More Benefits and Details
Please follow this link to learn more about our benefits.
Life in Boston
Boston is a diverse, welcoming, and picturesque coastal city on the Atlantic Ocean that is home to more than 4.5 million people, a flourishing business sector, numerous prestigious colleges and universities, vibrant cultural and historic attractions and prominent professional sports organizations.
Local Attractions and Historic Landmarks
Boston has a rich American history and boasts many landmarks within the city and broader region. A few notable attractions that would be enjoyable all ages include the Freedom Trail walking path, Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Old North Church, Boston Tea Party Museum, Boston Public Garden, USS Constitution Museum, and New England Aquarium. The Esplanade is a park along the Charles River that offers a beautiful respite from the busy hospital, and in summer months includes sailing, free concerts, and outdoor family movies.
Boston is home to world-class museums including the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA), Isabella Stewart Gardiner Museum, Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), Boston Museum of Science, Harvard Art Museums, MIT Museum, Boston Children’s Museum, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum, and our very own Mass General Museum.
Boston is home to numerous options of theatre, performing arts, musical concerts, comedy clubs, and more. Of note: Boston Symphony Orchestra is internationally acclaimed and presents more than 250 concerts annually at the beautiful Symphony Hall.
Boston offers plenty of shopping to suit a wide range of tastes, from local boutiques and artisans, to national retail chains, to global luxury brands.
Boston boasts a wide range of dining options from fast casual restaurants to haute cuisine, including a variety of international restaurants and cuisines. Depending on the number of people in your party or day of the week, a reservation may be advisable.
Boston is one of the world’s best known academic and biotech hubs. The Boston/Cambridge area is home to prestigious Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) as well as a number of internationally ranked universities and a thriving biotech community.
Sporting Events and Athletics
Boston is famous for its professional sports teams and proud, loyal fans. Local teams include the New England Patriots (American football), Red Sox (baseball), Celtics (basketball), New England Revolution (football/soccer), and Boston Bruins (hockey).
Boston with Pets and Families
Our residents come from all over the world to train at MGH so we understand how scary it can be to move to a brand-new city. We also recognize the added pressures when moving with our families and furry friends in mind! However, rest-assured, Boston is an amazingly diverse city with tons to offer family members and pets of all ages!
Some of the best public schools in the country are located in Boston and the surrounding suburbs. Additionally, there are over 100 different colleges within 25 miles of Boston including Harvard and MIT.
Boston has some of the best public play grounds and inner city splash parks the east coast has to offer. With over 2000 acres of park space, from tiny tot slides to giant jungle gyms, you will likely find an amazing park to fit your family needs. In the winter time, the entire city joins in on the holiday spirit and you can enjoy ice skating, sledding, and festive strolls down many of our historic neighborhoods.
In addition to our historic neighborhoods, Boston houses some of the most well-known landmarks that shaped our country’s history. Embark on the Freedom Trail and learn first-hand about the Battle of Bunker Hill, the Boston Tea Party, and the U.S.S Constitution.
Living in Boston, you’re never far from any type of outdoor activity. If you want beaches, we’ve got them, if you want hiking, you’ll find it, and if you want skiing, it’s just a short drive away. Many of our residents love the beaches in the summer and skiing in the winter!
Interactive Museums, Aquariums, Farms, and Zoos
World-class institutions like the Boston Children's Museum and the Museum of Science can nurture your child’s curiosity and keep them entertained all day. If you’ve got an animal lover on your hands, Boston sports two amazing interactive zoos (Stone Zoo and Franklin Park Zoo) as well as the New England Aquarium. These attractions are all accessible by MBTA public transit.
Speaking of animal lovers, Boston has plenty to offer in regards to pets! The Boston Commons has 50 acres of land that pets are welcome to stroll through. The Commons also has many designated off-leash areas where it is almost impossible not to see charismatic canines playing and interacting with each other. Walking through Boston Public Gardens or Boston Commons, you sometimes wonder if the pet population outnumbers the human population! For the beach pups out there, after Labor Day, many of the beaches are welcome for all pets to enjoy.
What about our feline friends? Truthfully, many of our residents, attendings, and PAs are cat owners and love their furry felines! Because cats can be so self-sustaining, many of our cat owning residents avoid any catastrophic (pun intended) time constraints during residency.
Family and Pets
"We love Boston summers. We spend most summer weekends on a boat in the harbor or on a beach. (Sporting the Pathology hat)."
- Tyler Miller, PGY-3 CP Resident
“My family and I have lived in Boston for over four years. Boston is so close to any activities you can think of. From theaters and music, to hikes and skiing. Beaches in summer and mountains in winter. Big city and big nature. Everything is around a 1-hour drive from you.”
- Andrey Prilutskiy, ENT Pathology Fellow
“Boston is a great city for running and the beautiful fall makes up for the long winter.”
- Dan Pearson, PGY-1 CP Resident
"Boston is a great place for dogs! There are many parks for socializing and the city is extremely dog friendly. My pups have a better social life than I do!"
- Lucas Massoth, PGY-5 AP/CP Resident
"Moving across the country and living in Boston has been one of the most amazing experiences! There is so much cultural diversity, and so many different places to explore as a family.”
– Albert Sy, PGY-1 AP/CP Resident
“Boston is great place to take my dog on long walks. We really enjoy walking along the Charles and walking through Boston Common.”
– Melanie Kwan, PGY-1 AP/CP Resident
“Boston is a beautiful city full of history where you can walk or run anywhere and find historical landmarks wherever you go.”
- Samantha Champion, Neuropathology Fellow, PGY-4
“We are fortunate to be highly integrated with the broader clinical and research communities at MGH, and our experience is enhanced by regular interactions with our medical, surgical, and scientific colleagues. It’s exciting to be part of this team!”
- Jonathan Stefely, PGY-2 CP Resident
“I have loved my first few months of training at MGH! We are exposed to such a wide variety of cases that you never know what to expect. The attendings, PAs, and residents have been phenomenal teachers and mentors. I could not be more grateful for this opportunity!”
- Albert Sy, PGY-1 AP/CP Resident
2020-2021 Residents and Fellows
Liana Bonanno, MD, PhD
Hometown: Mt. Sinai, NY
Education: Stanford University
Clinical Interests: Neuropathology, Neurodegenerative Diseases
Hobbies: Ice Hockey, Snowboarding, Hiking, Gardening
Lisa Deng Yuen, MD, PhD
Hometown: Indianapolis, Indiana
Education: Indiana University
Clinical Interests: Currently I have an interest in hematopathology due to my research background, but I am being open-minded and have enjoyed all of my surgical pathology rotations so far
Hobbies: Long-distance running, cats, cooking vegan food
Melanie Kwan, MD
Hometown: Queens, NY
Education: Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine
Clinical Interests: Immunodeficiency-associated lymphoproliferative disorders
Hobbies: Hiking, bicycling, trying out new recipes, (making and drinking) coffee, spending time with my dog
Soma Jobbagy, MD, PhD
Hometown: Basking Ridge, NJ
Education: University of Pittsburgh
Clinical Interests: General surgical pathology, pathology informatics, mass spectrometry
Hobbies: Distance running, cycling, yoga, cooking
Christopher Mount, MD, PhD
Education: Stanford University
Miranda Machacek, MD, PhD
Hometown: Richfield, MN
Education: University of Kansas
Clinical Interests: GI/liver, hematopathology
Hobbies: Hiking, trying new recipes, face-timing my niece
Surya Nagaraja, MD, PhD
Hometown: Canton, MI
Education: Stanford University
Clinical Interests: Molecular diagnostics, sequencing, informatics
Hobbies: Michigan sports, dog lover, cooking
Daniel Pearson, MD, PhD
Hometown: Granger, WA
Education: Harvard University
Clinical Interests: Transfusion medicine, molecular pathology
Hobbies: Cooking, running, fishing, and trying to teach my son how to appreciate hobbies 1 & 3.
Albert Sy, MD
Hometown: Tucson, Arizona
Education: University of Arizona
Clinical Interests: Pathology and healthcare education, innovation, and entrepreneurship
Hobbies: Exploring Boston with my wife and son, gym, books, Judo, personal training, and blogging
Baris Boyraz, MD, PhD
Hometown: Ankara, Turkey
Education: Hacettepe University
Clinical Interests: Gynecologic, genitourinary and breast pathology
Hobbies: Running, piano and reading
Bianca Christensen, MD
Hometown: Omaha, Nebraska
Education: University of Nebraska
Clinical Interests: Clinical microbiology, GI surgical pathology, and infectious diseases pathology
Hobbies: Working out, running, hiking, cleaning, hanging out with my two cats, and listening to true crime podcasts
Tasos Gogakos, MD, PhD
Hometown: Thessaloniki, Greece
Education: Weill Cornell Medical College
Clinical Interests: Molecular Pathology, Genome Engineering
Hobbies: Hobbies: cooking, music, books
Leif Helland, MD
Education: William Beaumont School of Medicine
Caroline Hilburn, MD
Hometown: Portland, OR
Education: Tufts University School of Medicine
Clinical Interests: Cytopathology, molecular diagnostics, image analysis
Hobbies: Cooking, classical music, hiking
Michael Marshall, MD, PhD
Education: University of Illinois College of Medicine
Jakob Moran, MD
Education: Albany Medical College
William Rothwell, MD, PhD
Hometown: Charlotte, North Carolina
Education: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Clinical Interests: Special Coagulation, Immunology
Hobbies: Cooking, travel, plants, piano, singing, didgeridoo
Jon Stefely, MD, PhD
Hometown: St. Paul, Minnesota
Education: University of Wisconsin School of Medicine
Clinical Interests: Clinical pathology and transfusion medicine
Hobbies: Hiking and biking with my kids
Cynthia Harris, MD
Education: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Bailey Hutchison, MD
Hometown: Jefferson, WI
Education: Medical College of Wisconsin
Clinical Interests: Hematopathology (and all of surgical pathology)
Hobbies: Running, sports, board games
Tyler Miller, MD, PhD
Hometown: Ottoville, OH
Education: Case Western Reserve School of Medicine
Clinical Interests: Molecular Pathology, Research - Glioblastoma immunooncology
Hobbies: Chasing around my 2 young kids, boating, fishing, beach, grilling, basketball
Sarah Mueller, MD, PhD
Hometown: St. Louis, Missouri
Education: Duke University School of Medicine
Clinical Interests: Molecular pathology, special coagulation, benign hematology
Hobbies: Cooking, painting, playing flute and saxophone
Daniel Shepherd, MD, PhD
Hometown: Braintree, MA
Education: Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
Clinical Interests: Thoracic pathology, general surgical pathology, digital pathology
Hobbies: Μusic, photography
Cameron Smith, MD, PhD
Education: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Elisabeth Tabb, MD
Hometown: Chicopee, MA
Education: Wright State University
Clinical Interests: Cytopathology, general surgical pathology, medical education
Hobbies: Spending time with my husband, daughter, and dachshund, spinning, watching the Boston Bruins
Kristine Albin, MD
Hometown: Duluth, MN
Education: Drexel University
Clinical Interests: Dermatopathology
Hobbies: Running, swimming, hiking, oil painting, piano, ukulele and spending time with family
Melisa Anahtar, MD, PhD
Hometown: Bethesda, Maryland
Education: Harvard Medical School
Clinical Interests: Microbiology, molecular diagnostics
Hobbies: Playing with my two-year-old daughter, graphic design, photography
Michael Astudillo, MD
Education: Yale University
Adam Fisch, MD, PhD
Hometown: Columbia, Maryland
Education: University of Maryland School of Medicine
Clinical Interests: Molecular Pathology, Head and Neck Pathology
Hobbies: Cycling and hiking with family, soccer
Megan Fitzpatrick, MD
Hometown: Anoka, MN
Education: University of Minnesota
Clinical Interests: Hematopathology
Hobbies: Running, hiking, traveling
Lucas Massoth, MD
Hometown: Casper, Wyoming
Education: University of Oklahoma
Clinical Interests: Hematopathology, Surgical Pathology
Hobbies: Soccer, Weightlifting, Settlers of Catan, French Bulldogs
Wilfredo Beltran, MD, PhD
Hometown: Bayamón, Puerto Rico
Clinical Interests: Cellular therapy, transfusion medicine, immunology
Hobbies: Latin dancing, A capella, strength training, swimming
Samantha Champion, MD
Hometown: Granger, Indiana (close to South Bend, Indiana)
Education: Indiana University School of Medicine
Clinical Interests: Neuropathology, Forensic Pathology, Autopsy Pathology
Hobbies: Drawing, chalk art, running, hanging out with my family
Andrew Crabbe, MD, PhD
Kyle Devins, MD
Hometown: Peru, NY
Education: SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse NY
Clinical Interests: Gynecologic and genitourinary pathology, mesenchymal tumors of the GYN tract, sex cord/stromal tumors, ovarian epithelial neoplasia
Hobbies: Running, hiking the Adirondack high peaks, rock climbing
Amrita Goyal, MD
Justin Halls, MD
Melanie Lang-Orsini, MD
Elena Maryamchik, MD
Vladislav Makarenko, MD
Hometown: Talgar, Kazakhstan
Education: Altai State Medical University, Russia
Clinical Interests: Cytopathology, Hematopathology
Hobbies: Swimming, hiking, gardening
Alex Mays, MD
Zehra Ordulu, MD
Andrey Prilutskiy, MD
Hometown: Donetsk, Ukraine
Education: Donetsk National Medical University
Clinical Interests: Head and Neck Pathology, Endocrine, Informatics and management
Hobbies: Hiking, biking, skiing, photography
Nida Safdar, MD
Smiljana Spasic, MD
Hometown: Jagodina, Serbia
Education: University of Belgrade, Faculty of Medicine, Belgrade (Serbia)
Clinical Interests: Gastrointestinal Pathology
Hobbies: Hiking, skiing and traveling
Kristen Tomaszewski, MD
Julian Villalba, MD
Hometown: Caracas, Venezuela
Clinical Interests: Infectious Disease Pathology, Medical Microbiology, Pulmonary Pathology, Interstitial Lung Diseases, Lung Adenocarcinoma, Surveillance Pathology, Global Health and Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Emerging Infectious Diseases, TB and Pulmonary Infections
Hobbies: Cycling, Playing the piano, Travelling, High-altitude and glacier hiking, Mountaineering
Kartik Viswanathan, MD
Hometown: Mumbai, India (but I guess now it's Haslett, Michigan)
Education: Weill Cornell Medical College
Clinical Interests: Cytopathology, Head and Neck Pathology
Hobbies: Long walks on the beach, sunsets, baking, chess and enjoying life
M. Lisa Zhang, MD
Hometown: Chapel Hill, NC
Education: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Clinical Interests: Gastrointestinal pathology, cytopathology
Hobbies: Spending time with family, watching TV/movies, playing video/board games, trying new restaurants
Interview Visit Resources
Maps & Information
- All Massachusetts General Hospital Maps
- Buildings List & Directions
- Information, and Security Desks are located near many of the major entrances.
- Logan Airport runs shuttles to the Blue Line subway/Mass Transit trains to get into Boston
- The MBTA offers five subway lines, Commuter Rail service, and buses
- Zipcar stations are everywhere, including a spot in the Fruit Street parking garage
- Mass General Parking Locations page
- Partners runs shuttle services that cover most Mass General/Brigham, and Spaulding hospital locations and campus