Welcome From the Co-Chief Residents

Josh Klonoski

The University of Utah Pathology Residency Program is a diverse, inclusive and exciting program with well-balanced anatomic and clinical pathology programs that are focused on local, regional and national patient-centered healthcare. As a unique department with an academic national reference laboratory, ARUP Laboratories, our residents not only see a diverse set of over 30,0000 in house surgical pathology cases but are routinely involved in consult surgical pathology cases from around the United States. They also have the ability to be a part of innovative efforts that intertwine AP and CP divisions with 2019 - 2020 examples that include developing companion diagnostics for hemophilia gene and CAR-T therapy, new applications for circulating cell-free tumor DNA testing, G6PD activity testing for new malaria treatments, and the world’s first AI-augmented ova-parasites assay. In addition to these opportunities, our residents regularly attend national conferences, serve in national organizations and are involved in global health.

Utah has the fastest growing population (as a percent) in the country over the last decade and this had led to an ever changing landscape of amazing restaurants, bars, coffee shops and entertainment that is almost as incredible as the landscape that surrounds Salt Lake City. While not as welcomed, the change associated with the pandemic has highlighted the adaptability and comradery of our residents as well as the resident education, wellness, and career development foci of our program. We remain excited by pathology and look forward to meeting you.

Josh Klonoski, MD

Valerie McMurtry

The University of Utah Pathology Residency Program is a diverse, inclusive and exciting program with well-balanced anatomic and clinical pathology programs that are focused on local, regional and national patient-centered healthcare. As a unique department with an academic national reference laboratory, ARUP Laboratories, our residents not only see a diverse set of over 30,0000 in house surgical pathology cases but are routinely involved in consult surgical pathology cases from around the United States. They also have the ability to be a part of innovative efforts that intertwine AP and CP divisions with 2019 - 2020 examples that include developing companion diagnostics for hemophilia gene and CAR-T therapy, new applications for circulating cell-free tumor DNA testing, G6PD activity testing for new malaria treatments, and the world’s first AI-augmented ova-parasites assay. In addition to these opportunities, our residents regularly attend national conferences, serve in national organizations and are involved in global health.

Utah has the fastest growing population (as a percent) in the country over the last decade and this had led to an ever changing landscape of amazing restaurants, bars, coffee shops and entertainment that is almost as incredible as the landscape that surrounds Salt Lake City. While not as welcomed, the change associated with the pandemic has highlighted the adaptability and comradery of our residents as well as the resident education, wellness, and career development foci of our program. We remain excited by pathology and look forward to meeting you.

Valerie McMurtry, MD

Contact Us

Kristi J. Smock, MD
Director of Residency Training
Email: kristi.smock@aruplab.com

Kimi Crist
Residency Coordinator
Email: kimi.crist@path.utah.edu