Renal and Transplantation Pathology

Dr. Benjamin Adam
Assistant Professor, Department of Laboratory Medicine & Pathology
5B2.25 Walter Mackenzie Health Sciences Centre
8440-112 Street
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6G 2B7
Phone: 780-407-4580
Email: Dr. Benjamin Adam

The Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology offers a one-year clinical fellowship position for board-eligible candidates with the desire to practice renal and transplantation pathology. This fellowship provides training in all areas of native and transplant kidney pathology, including light microscopy, immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescence, and electron microscopy. Busy general nephrology and renal transplantation programs at our institution provide a broad spectrum of adult and pediatric nephropathology specimens, including over 600 native and allograft kidney biopsies per year. Busy liver, heart, lung and pancreas transplant programs also provide the fellow with the opportunity to see biopsy and resection specimens related to these subspecialty areas of transplantation pathology. An elective in surgical pathology, molecular pathology and/or the HLA laboratory can also be arranged.

The fellow's daily responsibilities include reviewing slides, organizing cases, and preparing pathology reports. The fellow is expected to prepare and present cases at weekly interdepartmental clinicopathology conferences, as well as teach and supervise pathology residents and medical students rotating through the nephropathology service. The fellow will be supervised and guided by subspecialty-trained attending/consultant pathologists.

This training program is enhanced by strong clinical services and established interdisciplinary relationships with nephrologists, transplant physicians, and surgeons. Because of the large number of interesting cases and databases that are available, the fellow will have the opportunity to pursue a wide variety of research interests ranging from basic science to translational and clinical research. The fellow is encouraged to participate in at least one scholarly project during the program.

Requirements: Board eligible/certified in Anatomical Pathology or General/Clinical Pathology. Successful applicants must meet the English language requirements outlined by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta.

Stipend: Commensurate with level of postgraduate training.

Applications: Please email your curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, and a brief statement of professional goals to

Detailed program description for download here