Director's Welcome

Welcome to the Mayo Clinic Surgical Pathology Fellowship.

I feel that a concentrated year in surgical pathology after my residency training provided me with a strong knowledge base and confidence that has helped me in my practice of general pathology, as well as my subspecialty area of bone and soft tissue pathology.

I am honored to serve as the fellowship director within a department built on a strong foundation of educational excellence — one that began in 1918 when Drs. William J. and Charles H. Mayo introduced the concept of physician training by residency.

Aside from state-of-the-art facilities, the outstanding curriculum and the diverse clinical exposure, what sets Mayo Clinic apart are the people. The principles of teamwork, partnership and family were important to the Mayo brothers. These principles continue to have a major impact on the practice of medicine and education throughout the institution. At Mayo Clinic, you will find the best people who work together as a team to offer outstanding patient care.

The goal of our Surgical Pathology Fellowship is to train excellent pathologists who will become leaders in the field of pathology, as well as in their communities.

I am very enthusiastic about our fellowship. I am confident that once you have seen what Mayo Clinic's Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology has to offer, you will definitely consider training here.

  • Karen J. Fritchie, M.D.
    • Surgical Pathology Fellowship Director
    • Assistant Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
Aug. 11, 2015