Alumni from the Genitourinary Pathology Fellowship program share their experience as fellows at IU School of Medicine.
Testimonials for Genitourinary Fellowship
Mahmut Akgul, MD
I joined the Indiana University School of Medicine Department of Pathology as one of the genitourinary pathology fellows after my oncologic surgical pathology fellowship at MD Anderson Cancer Center. It was my last and the best training year under the supervision of a group of faculties who have literally shaped the contemporary urologic pathology. Me and my colleagues were able to receive in depth training for each organ in the urogenital tract from the leading experts, and we had shared the honor of being the last fellows of Dr. David Grignon.
The steady volume of various cases from daily specimens to once-in-a-lifetime entities broadens the trainees’ understanding, and the tools provided for fellows facilitate the research activities. I think I have gathered knowledge and the skillset at Indiana University which will help me at any moment of my progress in academic medicine.
Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Albany Medical Center, New York
David Levy, MD
Reflecting back on my fellowship year in Genitourinary Pathology at Indiana University, I can say with certainty that this fellowship is second to none. Having spent a dedicated year with the stars in this field, I feel completely confident in my diagnostic skills after training with the best of the best. The opportunities you will have here to simultaneously hone your diagnostic skills while performing research are the best you can come by. Experiencing this fellowship meant living the GU pathology dream. If urologic pathology is your passion, then look no further.
Yu Yang, MD
After completing my genitourinary fellowship training at Indiana University in 2019, I joined a private practice group in Evansville. The genitourinary service receives genitourinary pathology specimens representing diagnostic challenges of remarkable breadth and depth from the multiple hospitals in the Indiana University health system, and also evaluates a substantial number of cases in consultation referred from all over the US. The faculties are all world famous genitourinary pathologists and all of them are the authors of the latest genitourinary WHO classification. This has contributed greatly to my education in genitourinary pathology.
Over the course of this fellowship, I have seen a lot of extremely rare and unusual cases, as well as more common diagnostic problems that community pathologists may have difficulty resolving. The training allows me to become a sound genitourinary pathology consultant and have the capacity to handle all the complicated genitourinary cases in my practice. This is a wonderful program which I highly recommend.