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University of California, Irvine GI and Liver Pathology Fellowship

The Department of Pathology at the University of California, Irvine offers a one-year fellowship in gastrointestinal and hepatic pathology. This fellowship provides an intense and focused training in all aspects of gastrointestinal, liver, pancreas and biliary tract disease with opportunities for clinical research. The GI service (approximately 8,000 cases annually) includes full range of neoplastic and non-neoplastic conditions with special emphasis on inflammatory bowel diseases, colon cancers, gastric dysplasia/carcinoma, celiac disease and Barrett esophagus. We also have an active pancreas (more than 100 pancreatic resections/year) and liver (more than 250 biopsies and resections/year) service. The fellow will also be exposed to cytopathologic specimens from EUS guided aspirations from the GI and pancreato-biliary tracts.

The fellow participates in sign-out of GI and liver surgical and biopsy material, frozen sections and consultation cases. The fellow will preview all cases and even provide preliminary diagnosis to the clinicians. The position is structured for graduated responsibility to the level of junior faculty and sign out privileges may be granted during the second half of the fellowship. The fellow also takes few weeks of call during the year, as an acting attending on Surgical Pathology service. He/she will also supervise the gross room and teach rotating pathology residents. The fellow will be actively involved in resident teaching via interesting slide conferences and didactic lectures. The fellow also presents at the weekly GI/liver tumor board meetings. Funded research opportunities are available within the department and fellows will be expected to present their research at national meetings.

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing
inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected
veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

Requirements and Stipend: Candidates are required to have successfully graduated from an ACGME accredited AP or AP/CP residency program. Stipend is comparable to that of other residents at this institution with equivalent years of training.

To apply, please send a letter of intent, CV and 3 letters of recommendation to (via email):

Vishal S. Chandan, MD
Clinical Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Director of Gastrointestinal and Liver Pathology Fellowship
University of California, Irvine Medical Center
Email: vchandan@hs.uci.edu

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