Corson Thoracic Pathology Fellowship

In recognition of the extensive contribution to the field of thoracic pathology by Dr. Joseph Corson, the Corson Thoracic Pathology Fellowship program was established.

This 1-year program offers training in all aspects of pulmonary pathology including both neoplastic and medical diseases.

In thoracic neoplasia, emphasis is on the etiology and pathogenesis of mesothelioma and lung cancers, along with the latest clinical and molecular diagnostic tools. In non-neoplastic lung disease, interstitial lung diseases, lung transplant pathology, and granulomatous lung diseases are the focus of diagnostic training with complementary interactive clinical conferences.

Teaching at Harvard Medical School is expected of the fellow, as is the participation in at least one research project.


Applicants must have satisfactorily completed residency training in anatomic pathology.

How To Apply

For AY 2026-2027, the Thoracic Pathology Fellowship Program will begin accepting applications on March 1, 2024.

Inquiries and the below application materials can be submitted by email to:

Department of Pathology
Brigham and Women’s Hospital75 Francis StreetBoston, MA 02115Phone: 617-732-4699Fax: 617-278-6934


  • CAP Standardized Pathology Fellowship Application
  • Curriculum Vitae (must be in date/year format 00/0000)
  • Personal Statement describing career goals and cytopathology interest
  • USMLE Steps 1, 2, & 3 Score Report- (Canadian physicians and Doctors of Osteopathy who are eligible for licensure may substitute documentation of successful completion of LMCC/MCCQE and COMLEX examinations, respectively, in lieu of USMLE examinations).
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  • Three Letters of Recommendation (one letter must be from your current program director or department chair)
  • Copy of MD Degree or equivalent (International medical graduates only)
  • Copy of ECFMG Certificate (International medical graduate only)

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