Pathology Residency Program

Program director Ted Ondracek, MD.

Our residency program puts you on the path to success by furnishing you with the skills, clinical judgment and knowledge essential for a dynamic career in pathology.

Educational Goals

The goal of the Pathology Residency Program is to provide training to individuals who, upon completion of the program, will be well-rounded knowledgeable physicians, competent diagnostic pathologists and effective clinical consultants.

This is accomplished byproviding both the experiences and environment where residents can develop the medical knowledge, communication skills, clinical skills, and professional attitudes to become physicians committed to lifelong learning, medical system integration, and excellence in pathology practice.

The program provides residents with ample opportunity to reach their potential and to select training which best fits their abilities and personal goals.

The program is structured in order to retain some flexibility in training. Accordingly, in addition to the traditional program of anatomic pathology and clinical pathology (four year program), the trainee may elect to concentrate in either anatomic or clinical pathology (three year programs).


Whether residents pursue an academic career or one in community practice. The program's goal is to equip residents to assess the medical literature, develop an understanding of research, keep abreast of new developments, and teach patholgy.

Since the field of pathology is extremely broad and complete mastery of the entire discipline is impossible, we do not attempt to teach residents the intimate details of each subspecialty in pathology. Instead, we teach a basic core of knowledge upon which they can build during their careers.

During residency, residents acquire a sound basic background in pathologic principles before continuing training in general pathology or concentrating in a specialized area.

Since learning in medicine must be life long, general principles are often emphasized over the acquisition of detailed factual knowledge. We stress the importance of independent study, so that residents can continue their education well beyond the period of residency training.

Although factual knowledge is important, we believe that problem solving and organizational skills are also essential for a practicing pathologist. The importance, therefore, of communication, compassion, reliability, initiative, industry, responsibility and the ability to work harmoniously with all levels of medical personnel is emphasized throughout the duration of training.

  • Curriculum
    The 4-year combined Anatomic/Clinical Pathology training program is the main program of this department. The program is designed to provide residents with current concepts and techniques, as well as the traditional principles of pathology.
  • Training Sites
    The training program is an integrated one, primarily utilizing the resources of University-affiliated teaching hospitals and a freestanding high volume clinical laboratory.
  • Our Residents and Alumni
    Our residents benefit from comprehensive curriculum and supportive mentoring that lays foundations for rewarding futures in pathology.
  • Salary, Benefits and Support
    Our salaries do not include the additional value of your benefits, which UB GME pays. Most institutions ask you to pay for your own benefits. Add $5,000 for single coverage and $13,000 for family coverage to our salaries for an accurate figure of your effective salary to compare what you will earn here to other programs.
  • About Buffalo
    Our region is characterized by a neighborly way of life, an unpretentious nature and spirited loyalty among residents. Those only familiar with the area’s snowy stereotype are immediately captivated by the region’s beauty, heritage, temperate climate and welcome feeling.
  • How to Apply
    Details on applying to our residency in pathology.

A Beautiful, Vibrant Living Community

  • Buffalo is known for its snow, but dig a little deeper and you’ll discover that our region enjoys four distinct seasons.

    Our region is characterized by a neighborly way of life, an unpretentious nature and spirited loyalty among residents.

    Get past the snowy stereotype and you’ll be immediately captivated by Buffalo’s beauty, heritage, temperate climate and welcoming environment.

Contact Us

  • Program Director

    Ondracek, Ted

    Ted Ondracek, MD, MSE

    Clinical Assistant Professor; Attending Pathologist for UB Pathologists, Inc.

    Buffalo General Medical Center 100 High Street Buffalo, NY 14203

    Phone: (716) 859-2140; Fax: (716) 859-1853


  • Training Program Administrator

    Michelle Ruggiero

    Buffalo General Medical Center

    100 High St, Room 701 Buffalo, NY 14203

    Phone: 716-859-1128


ACGME Accredited

This program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).