Head and Neck Pathology

This rotation encompasses not only the gross and microscopic pathology of head and neck disease, but also the role of the surgical pathologist as a part of the multidisciplinary team managing the ENT cancer patient. In addition to daily review of ENT biopsies, and resections, the resident is expected to assume primary responsibility for the Head and Neck Tumor board which is held weekly. This will entail obtaining the conference agenda (in advance), reviewing previous as well as current pertinent pathology reports and slides, reviewing the findings with Dr. Richardson (or designee), and presenting them at the conference. Following the conference, reviewed cases will be recorded as part of the ongoing AP quality assurance program.