The Selective Pathology GI fellowship is designed to serve as advanced training in the surgical pathology of the luminal gastrointestinal tract, liver, and pancreaticobiliary systems. The basis of this training lies in the receipt of approximately 23,000 cases per year, which includes approximately 15,000 endoscopically obtained mucosal biopsy specimens, 700 medical liver biopsies, and 200 transplant liver biopsies. Additionally, approximately 1,000 GI pathology cases per annum are received from outside institutions for consultation. Due to the academic and tertiary care nature of the institution, many of these cases are challenging and unusual, and provide the GI fellow with a unique opportunity for concentrated experience in GI pathology. The GI pathology faculty includes 7 subspecialty-trained attending pathologists, many of whom are nationally recognized for their contributions in their respective fields.
Two GI pathology fellows are recruited per academic year. Generally, the annual schedule is composed of 11 months of GI/liver pathology and 1 month of general surgical pathology in an elective area of the fellow’s choosing. Opportunities for additional time spent rotating in other areas of selective surgical pathology exist and are determined on a yearly basis in coordination with the other selective surgical pathology fellowship services.