Cytopathology Fellowship

This fellowship provides for one full year of advanced training in diagnostic cytology. The experience includes daily sign-out of gynecologic and nongynecologic specimens as well as training in the performance and interpretation of fine needle aspiration biopsies. Participation in conferences and teaching of pathology residents and cytotechnology students is required. Involvement in clinical research is also encouraged. Cytology specimens from the University Hospital and the South Texas Veterans Health Care System, Audie L. Murphy Division, approximate total 20,000 annually, of which 5,000 are non gynecologic specimens. The latter group includes approximately 1,000 fine needle aspiration biopsies.


Applicants must have completed a four-year AP/CP residency or a straight anatomic pathology residency.

Cytopathology Goals and Objectives

Number of positions: Two

Recruitment Status:
Academic year 2024-2025: Two positions remaining
Academic year 2025-2026: Two positions remaining

Stipends: Commensurate with level of training.

Facilities: University Hospital, Mays Cancer Center, Audie L. Murphy Memorial Veterans Hospital – South Texas Veteran Health Care System

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Current Cytopathology Fellows




Philip Valente, M.D. (Director) Alia Nazarullah, M.D.
Sarah Hackman, M.D. Apeksha Agarwal, M.D.
Kenneth, Hughes, M.D. Courtney Thomas, D.O.

STVHCS Faculty

Shiwen Yang, M.D., M.S., PhD (Director) Lisa Radkay-Gonzalez, M.D.


Send inquiries to:

Philip T. Valente, M.D.
Professor and Director of Cytopathology
Department of Pathology
UT Health San Antonio
7703 Floyd Curl Drive
San Antonio, TX 78229-3900
Phone: (210) 567-4010
Fax: (210) 567-4637


Anaiza Rodriguez, MPH
GME Program Coordinator
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
UT Health San Antonio
7703 Floyd Curl Drive MC 7750
San Antonio, TX 78229
Voice:  210-567-4115