Duration: 1 year
Director/Contact: Robert Petras, M.D. –

Advanced Pathology Solutions
Salary Source: Institution Duration: 1 year

Advanced training in gastrointestinal pathology including molecular and lab management with advancement to independent sign-out.

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AP or AP/CP board eligible
Sorry, but we are unable to accept J1 visa candidates.

Director/Contact: Nancy Davis MD –

Telephone: 5047227387
4850 Northshore Lane
North Little Rock, AR 72118
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School
Salary Source: Institution Duration: 1 year

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.

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3 yrs AP or AP/CP

Director/Contact: Tracy Challies, MD –

Telephone: (617) 667-7284, Fax: (617) 975-5620
Ms. Joan Allin, Dept Pathology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 330 Brookline Ave.
Boston, MA 02215
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Salary Source: Institution or Outside Duration: 1 year

Combined diagnostic GI, liver, and pancreatic pathology with clinical-based research

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AP or AP/CP training

Director/Contact: Robert D. Odze, M.D. –

Telephone: (617) 732-7549, Fax: (617) 277-9015
Dept Pathology, 75 Francis Street
Boston, MA 2115
Brown University
Salary Source: Institution Duration: NA

Advanced training in GI, pancreatic and liver pathology. A clinical research project will be encouraged


3 yrs AP or 4 yrs AP/CP

Director/Contact: Murray Resnick MD/PhD –

Telephone: 401-444-4380, Fax: 401-444-8514
Department of Pathology, 593 Eddy Street
Providence, RI 2903
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles CA
Duration: 1 year

Program Description
The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine offers a one-year ACGME accredited fellowship program in GI/Liver Pathology, a section of the department of Pathology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, a 969 bed tertiary care center. This program provides training in diagnostic GI and liver pathology including liver transplant and pancreatic pathology. We receive 15,000 GI biopsies, 1,000 GI resections, 800 liver biopsies, 80 liver resections, 70-80 liver explants, and 100 Whipple/pancreatectomy specimens annually.
The program provides ample resources including a generous annual educational stipend and support for clinical and translational research.

Fellow Responsibilities and Requirements
The Fellow will be integrated in a graduated responsibility manner into all aspects of the clinical practice of Gastrointestinal/Liver pathology on a daily basis, including diagnostic interpretation and reporting, presentation at Local and international conferences (USCAP), communication with clinical teams regarding critical diagnoses, and research. Off service time (2 days each week) is given to the fellow for research activities and conference preparation. The GI fellow is the interface of the GI section and Department with many related medical and GI/liver services

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Candidates must be eligible to sit for AP/CP or AP boards. California licensure is required at the time of appointment.

Director: Maha Guindi, MD Contact: Carrie Domagas –

Telephone: 310-423-1610
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Salary Source: Institution or Outside Duration: 1 year

The GI Pathology fellowship provides in-depth exposure to the full spectrum of the subspecialty. Patient material includes 40,000 inside GI, liver and pancreaticobiliary biopsy and resection cases annually and more than 4,000 outside consultation cases. Fellows have the opportunity to learn about the range of diseases within this subspecialty, including Barrett’s esophagus, IBD, cancer and precancerous conditions, mesenchymal and hemato-lymphoid lesions, motility disorders, hepatic and pancreatic medical, neoplastic and transplantation pathology and molecular diagnosis. Two fellowship positions with a one-year duration (i.e., starting July 1st through the following June 30th).

Fellowship Program Director: Deepa Patil, MD 216.444.9142

Program Coordinator: Paul Suchy, DM, MSM Administrator, Center for Pathology Education Robert J. Tomsich Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Institute Cleveland Clinic 9500 Euclid Avenue, L-21 Cleveland, OH 44195 Telephone: 216.636.5843 Fax: 216.445.9535



2 yrs AP

Director: Deepa Patil, MD Contact: Paul Suchy, DM, MSM Administrator, Center for Pathology Education –

Telephone: 216.636.5843, Fax: 216.445.9535
9500 Euclid Avenue, L-21
Cleveland, OH 44195
Duke University
Duration: 1 year

Duke offers a busy, academically challenging experience in a supportive environment that fosters learning and professional development. Our goal is to provide a nurturing, high quality, comprehensive and flexible learning experience in all facets of GI/Liver/Pancreas/and related Transplant Surgical Pathology, in both adults and children. An important hallmark of our program is the emphasis on the research and scholarly development of the trainee, facilitated by dedicated faculty mentors who are committed to the strong academic tradition of our section. As the GI/Liver Fellow matures, case sign out privileges may become an option. Duke Surgical Pathology accessions approximately 50,000 specimens a year, and about one quarter of those are GI and Liver cases.

Director: Cynthia Guy, MD, Fellowship Program Director Contact: Ginger Griffin, Duke Fellowships Staff Assistant –

Emory University School of Medicine
Salary Source: Institution Duration: 1 year

1 yr program in surgical pathology with emphasis on GI pathology and research


AP or AP/CP training

Director/Contact: Charles Parkos, M.D., Ph.D. –

Telephone: (404) 727-8536, Fax: (404) 727-3133
Dept Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, 1364 Clifton Rd., NE
Atlanta, GA 30322
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Salary Source: Departmental Duration: 1 year

This one-year program is designed to provide an advanced, intensive educational experience in Gastrointestinal Surgical Pathology. The fellowship emphasizes graduated responsibility and includes a significant component of independent fellow signout. The fellow will also present at our 3 GI Tumor Boards (Colorectal, Hepatobiliary, Neuroendocrine) and will be integral to our weekly, pathologist-driven GI-Liver Biopsy Multidisciplinary Teaching Conference. The fellow will also rotate through 4 months of our General Surgical Pathology Service, with Hot Seat, Frozen Section, and Consults rotations. Research is strongly encouraged, and our faculty are highly motivated to mentor trainees in clinical and translational projects.

The University Hospital has 45,000 Surgical Pathology accessions each year, including 10,000 in-house GI cases and 350 extramural consultations. The GI Pathology Service handles all in-house and consult tubal gut and liver cases, including a large volume of pediatric cases. We have an active liver transplant program. Our GI Pathology faculty also direct the Clinical Immunohistochemistry Laboratory, sign out on the Molecular Pathology Service, and participate in the nation’s first and only neuroendocrine tumor SPORE.


Applications will be accepted from residents who will have had three years of straight Anatomic Pathology training or four years of combined Anatomic and Clinical Pathology training. Board eligible applicants are preferred.

Director: Andrew M Bellizzi, M.D. Contact: Vicky J. Farrington-Howrey –

Department of Pathology (C684 GH), University of Iowa Health Care, 200 Hawkins Drive
Iowa City, IA 52242
GI Pathology PLLC
Salary Source: Institution Duration: 1 year

Specialized training in GI and liver pathology with over 250,000 GI/liver biopsies annually

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Director/Contact: Jackie Makapugay, M.D. –

150 Collins St.
Memphis, TN 38112
Indiana University
Salary Source: Institution Duration: 1 year

New Fellowship starting 2012. Wide spectrum of cases including liver, pancreas and transplantation


Completion of AP or AP/CP program

Director/Contact: Romil Saxena, MD –

Telephone: 317 491 6350, Fax: 317 491 6419
IU Health Pathology Laboratory, 350 West 11th Street, Room 4014
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Massachusetts General Hospital
Salary Source: Department funds Duration: 1 year (2 year positions available for applicants with a strong interest in research)

Wide exposure to GI, liver, and pancreas specimens, with independent sign out responsibilities analogous to a junior staff member. Independent frozen section experience as well. The fellow is expected to be involved in clinical research. Presenting at clinical conferences and pathology conferences, including unknown conference for pathology residents, is expected.


Completion of AP resident training, board eligible. The applicant must be able to get medical license in the state of Massachusetts at the time of appointment.

Director: Joseph Misdraji, M.D. Contact: Diana Cuoco –

55 Fruit Street, Warren building
Boston, MA 02114
Mayo Clinic
Salary Source: Institution Duration: 1-2 years

Combines diagnostic GI and liver pathology with general AP and research, over 20,000 GI and liver biopsies


3 yrs AP or 4 yrs AP/CP

Director/Contact: Herschel Carpenter, M.D. –

Telephone: (507) 284-1196, Fax: (507) 284-1599
Dept Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, 200 First ST, SW
Rochester, MN 55905
Medical College of Wisconsin
Salary Source: Institution Duration: 1 year

Specialized training in GI/Liver/Pancreas. See Website of MCW for further information.

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Completion of AP or AP/CP training

Director: Kiyoko Oshima, M.D., Dr. Sc. Contact: Elizabeth Paradowski –

Telephone: 414-805-8576
9200 W. Wisconsin Avenue Lab. Building
Milwaukee, WI 53226
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Salary Source: Institution Duration: 1 year

Specialized training in diagnostic pathology of gastrointestinal, pancreatic and hepatic neoplasms and non-neoplastic diseases, and opportunities for clinicopathologic and translational research. The program includes a three-month rotation in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical Center, where the case material includes a substantial amount of non-neoplastic gastrointestinal and hepatic pathology.

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Board eligibility in Anatomic Pathology. New York State medical license at time of appointment

Director/Contact: Jinru Shia, M.D. –

Telephone: 212-639-5905, Fax: 212-717-3203
Department of Pathology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Ave, New York, ,
New York, NY 10065
The Mt Sinai Medical Center
Salary Source: Institution Duration: 1-2 years

Combines diagnostic pathology and research

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2 yrs AP or 3 yrs AP/CP

Director/Contact: Noam Harpaz, M.D., Ph.D. –

Telephone: (212) 241-9115/6692, Fax: (212) 828-4188
Dept. Pathology, One Gustave Levy Place
New York, NY 10029
Medical University of South Carolina
Salary Source: Department Duration: 1 year

The Gastrointestinal and Hepatic Pathology Service of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston offers a one year program of non-ACGME accredited subspecialty training in gastrointestinal and hepatic pathology. During this time, fellows are given primary responsibility for examination and diagnosis of gastrointestinal and hepatic surgical pathology specimens. The gastrointestinal and hepatic pathology fellow must be board eligible and will function as a junior attending (credentialed as an instructor). Independent pathology signout component of the fellowship is contingent upon taking and passing the AP/CP or AP only examination given the by the American Board of Pathology and the assessment of the faculty. The Medical University of South Carolina Surgical Pathology Laboratory examines approximately 6,700 Gastrointestinal surgical pathology accessions and 1000 Liver surgical pathology accessions per year.


Candidates must have completed an AP or AP/CP residency. Candidates must hold or be eligible to hold a medical license in South Carolina. Applications should be received no later than January 1st of the preceding year of the fellowship (18 months prior to the beginning of the fellowship).

Director/Contact: David Lewin –

Telephone: 843-792-3121, Fax: 843-792-0555
165 Ashley Ave. Suite 309
Charleston, SC 29425
New York University
Salary Source: institution Duration: One year

One fellowship position. The program will include 44 weeks of education and training in diagnostic GI and hepatic pathology including understanding of molecular techniques and research training in the field of GI and hepatic pathology. Educational and research activities will take place in the Department of Pathology of the NYU School of Medicine at NYU Langone Medical Center. The diagnostic GI and hepatic pathology curriculum will comprise direct training in macroscopic and microscopic evaluation of GI and hepatic specimens including liver transplantation pathology. The program will include training in gross examination, frozen section interpretation, histopathologic diagnosis, and molecular pathology relevant to prognosis, prognostification, and therapeutic treatment of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract and liver. The fellow will attend and present cases at intradepartmental conferences including the weekly multidisciplinary GI oncological conference, tumor board, and liver transplantation pathology conference, and will participate in didactic presentations to the pathology residents.

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Completion of a three-year program in Anatomic Pathology or a four-year program in AP/CP. MUST hold a NY State License/Limited Permit prior to the start date. Please inquire with the Program Manager.

Director: Wenqing Cao, M.D., Associate Professor of Pathology Contact: Adrienne Dolginko –

Telephone: 212-263-5376
560 First Ave
New York, NY 10016
Northwell Health
Salary Source: Northwell Health Department of Pathology Duration: One year

The objective of this GI selective fellowship is to provide a rigorous diagnostic training opportunity in Gastrointestinal, Pancreatic and Hepatobiliary Pathology. This fellowship will enable the graduate to practice independent, competent sign out of gastrointestinal, hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgical pathology cases.

The Department of Pathology at Northwell Health has a high volume of gastrointestinal, pancreatic and hepatobiliary pathology cases. This case volume ranges in diversity from routine specimens to highly complex, unusual and challenging cases. Cases also include consultations from across the larger New York area as well as consultations on difficult cases from other peripheral hospitals within the health system. The annual GI pathology case volume is about 28,000 cases. There are eight full time gastrointestinal pathology fellowship trained pathologists. In addition to the clinical practice, the GI pathology subspecialty is significantly involved with pathology residency training, GI fellows teaching and interdisciplinary tumor boards.


3 yrs AP or AP/CP

Director: Lili Lee, MD - Contact: Simone Gittens, Training Program Administrator –

Telephone: 516-304-7234, Fax: 516-304-7270
6 Ohio Drive, Suite 202
New Hyde Park, NY 11042
Ohio State University
Salary Source: Institution Duration: 1 year

Training in GI, liver and pancreas pathology with abundant opportunities in research

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2 yrs AP

Director: Wendy L Frankel, MD Contact: Courtney Saby –

Telephone: 614-293-3055, Fax: 614-293-7273
N308 Doan Hall 410 W 10th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210
Rush University
Salary Source: Institution Duration: 1 year
Director/Contact: Shriram Jakate, M.D. –

Rutgers, New Jersey Medical School
Salary Source: Commensurate with candidate’s level of training Duration: One year

The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School is offering a one year fellowship position specializing in the diagnosis of neoplastic and non-neoplastic diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, liver, and pancreas with opportunities to participate in clinicopathologic and basic science research. The fellow will rotate between Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in Newark, NJ and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, NJ, both part of the RWJBarnabas Health System, as well as University Hospital in Newark which supports the only liver transplant center in New Jersey. Each location offers a unique experience with a variety of interesting and challenging in-house and consultation cases. The fellow will be trained in gross examination, pathologic diagnosis, frozen section consultation, molecular pathology, and if interested, basic science research and informatics. The fellow will also attend and present cases at multidisciplinary case conferences and tumor boards and will have an active role in teaching residents, clinical fellows, and medical students. The fellow may also have the opportunity to sign out cases independently in the second half of the year after faculty approval.


Candidate must have completed a four year residency in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology or a three year residency in Anatomic Pathology and hold a full unrestricted NJ state medical license

Director: Dr. Rachel Hudacko Contact: Amy Jones –;

Telephone: 9739725722
185 South Orange Avenue - MSB C579
Newark, NJ 07103
Stanford University
Salary Source: Department Duration: 1 year

Comprehensive fellowship training in adult and pediatric GI pathology, including hepatobiliary, pancreas, medical liver, and transplant. Rotations include consult service, junior attending GI sub-specialty sign-out, ancillary diagnostics (HER2, MMR, MSI, etc), junior attending frozen section, and clinical research. Participation in tumor boards is required.

Fully accredited


Completion of AP or AP/CP residency. Must be board eligible.

Director: Teri A. Longacre Contact: Phyllis Bettencourt –

Telephone: 650-498-6460, Fax: 650-725-6902
Department of Pathology, Stanford University Medical Center, 300 Pastuer Drive, Room L-235
Stanford, CA 94305
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Salary Source: Institution or outside Duration: 1-2 years

Gastrointestinal and Liver Pathology Fellowship

Experience in diagnostic GI/liver pathology both at Fellow & Attending level, combined applied and/or basic research

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3 yrs AP or 4 yrs AP/CP

Director/Contact: Lysandra Voltaggio, M.D. –

Telephone: (410) 955-3511, Fax: (410) 614-0671
Dept Pathology,GI/Liver Division, 1550 Orleans St. CRBII 343
Baltimore, MD 21231
University of Arizona
Salary Source: Institution Duration: 1 year

Newly offered position. Includes GI, pancreatobiliary and liver pathology. Includes adult and pediatric endoscopic and resection specimens as well as exposure to endoscopic FNA. Faculty are 2 GI pathologists.

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3 years AP only or 4 years AP/CP

Director/Contact: Achyut K. Bhattacharyya, M.D. –

Telephone: 520-626-6830
1501 N. Campbell Avenue, P.O. Box 245108
Tucson, AZ 85724-5108
University of California at Los Angeles
Duration: One year

This is a one-year fellowship program designed to provide an in-depth training in gastrointestinal (GI), liver and pancreaticobiliary pathology in the tradition of Dr. Klaus Lewin. The importance of clinicopathological interaction for optimal diagnostic interpretation is stressed. The program historically has had a well-defined core of responsibilities outlined for fellows and has also allowed considerable flexibility for fellows to develop clinical and academic skills important for their career. The program faculty consists of a group of surgical pathologists with extensive subspecialty expertise.
The GI pathology service handles over 10,000 cases per year. The liver and pancreaticobiliary pathology training is fortified by the exposure to hundreds of liver transplants, a wide variety of non-transplant related liver diseases and a large volume of pancreaticobiliary biopsies and resections; and by the close interaction with hepatologists, endoscopists, transplant surgeons, pancreaticobiliary surgeons, and radiologists. Pediatric and adult diseases in both neoplastic and non-neoplastic pathology are represented. Fellows are well-supervised with graded responsibility, which includes “junior attending” status as the goal. Signing-out privileges will be granted during the second half of fellowship year if fellows have demonstrated diagnostic excellence.
Fellows are required to organize, present and attend weekly and monthly conferences dedicated to GI, liver and pancreaticobiliary diseases with extensive clinical contact. There is also a variety of local educational conferences available. The program flexibility allows for research and teaching activities, or if desired, broader clinical experience by fellows. There is an academic fund for fellows to attend national meetings or for educational materials. Fellows are encouraged to present their research at national meetings.

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Three years of training in anatomic pathology or four years combined anatomic and clinical pathology. The applicant must obtain a California medical license at the time of fellowship.

Director: Hanlin Wang, M.D., Ph.D. Contact: Heidi Merkin – hmerkin@mednet.ucla,edu

Telephone: 3107947495, Fax: 3108250497
10833 Le Conte Ave., AS-310 CHS
Los Angeles, California 90095
University of California Davis
Duration: One year

The University of California Davis offers a one-year GI/Liver Pathology fellowship which is designed to prepare the fellow as a diagnostic expert in the interpretation of GI, liver, and pancreatobiliary specimens, while also providing continued exposure to the other surgical pathology subspecialties. Expertise will include: gross examination, biopsy diagnosis/interpretation, appropriate work-up of cancer resections, and intra-operative consultations (frozen section interpretation). The fellow will develop an analytical approach to diagnosis, which includes the appropriate use of ancillary techniques (immunohistochemistry and molecular pathology). Training in this program will encompass consultation to health care staff, residents, pathologists and clinicians including tumor boards and other conferences. The fellow will also participate in departmental teaching activities for residents and medical students. At completion, the successful fellow will be able to demonstrate the knowledge, poise, maturity and communication skills to effectively function at the level of junior staff/faculty. The fellowship also includes the opportunity for junior attending sign-out experience (with full sign-out privileges), upon approval of the Fellowship Director.

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The Program Director will select from resident applicants who have preferably had four or more years of training with two years anatomic pathology and two years clinical pathology experience or an AP only residency. Completed applications consist of the following and must be free of gaps of time, whether professional or personal: CV/Resume/CAP standardized form; personal statement, three letters of recommendation sent directly from the author (one must be from the Residency Program Director). Please address all letters to Karen Matsukuma, M.D., Ph.D., Director, GI/Liver Pathology Fellowship. Applicants must be licensed in California in the spring prior to their start date. Please submit all application materials to Residency & Fellowship Program Coordinator, Anna Schmidt at

Director: Karen Matsukuma, M.D., Ph.D. Contact: Anna Schmidt –

University of California San Diego
Duration: 12 months

University of California San Diego (UCSD) Department of Pathology is located in beautiful Southern California at the Hillcrest Medical Center in San Diego and the UCSD medical campus in La Jolla, with new hospital facilities opening in La Jolla in the near future. We have a growing Division of Anatomic/Surgical Pathology with a large proportion of gastrointestinal specimens.

The Gastrointestinal Pathology Fellowship at UCSD is designed to provide rigorous diagnostic training with the opportunity for graduated, independent sign-out responsibilities for gastrointestinal, hepatic, and pancreaticobiliary surgical pathology cases. The program takes advantage of USCD’s large volume of diverse cases with a considerable proportion of high-complexity and esoteric cases, including but not limited to the categories of neoplastic and non-neoplastic GI mucosal biopsies and resections, liver explants, medical liver biopsies including transplant biopsies, pancreatic surgicals, and outside consultation cases. Areas of expertise are myriad and include inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease, fatty liver disease, liver transplant pathology, and a variety of neoplastic diseases, including pancreatic cancer.

In addition, the Fellowship experience is enhanced by exposure to pediatric and community-based cases through participation in 2 elective rotation months at sites outside of the Division of Anatomic/Surgical Pathology that include Rady Children’s Hospital and Kaiser Pathology. To further strengthen training in academic gastrointestinal pathology, each Fellow is required to complete at least one clinicopathologic research project (clinical, translational, or basic science) related to gastrointestinal disease and will have close mentorship from the faculty.

Currently, the program supports one Fellow per year and is interviewing for positions starting in July 2014 and July 2015. The position is a 12 month commitment. The ideal candidate for the Fellowship is proactive, motivated, and demonstrates the ability to work well with a diverse team; has a great sense of humor, positive mental attitude, strong work ethic, and superb communication skills; and finally, demonstrates diagnostic rigor with attention to detail and has a record of academic interest and achievement.

Primary Fellowship Responsibilities:
– Prepare cases for GI and Liver subspecialty-based sign-out
– Present at Multidisciplinary Tumor Boards and conferences
– Teach rotating medical students and pathology residents
– Research a clinicopathologic topic related to gastrointestinal disease
– Review Consultation/Slide Review cases
– Perform intraoperative consultations (frozen section diagnosis)
– Develop sophistication in written and oral communication of diagnostic results

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M.D. or M.D./Ph.D. degree
Board certified/eligible in Anatomic Pathology (AP) or Anatomic Pathology/Clinical Pathology (AP/CP)
Eligible for California Medical License

Director: Mark A. Valasek, M.D., Ph.D. Contact: Ali Murtha –

Telephone: (619) 543-5966, Fax: (619) 543-5249
UCSD Dept of Pathology, 200 W Arbor Dr, M/C 8720
San Diego, CA 92103-8720
University of California, San Francisco
Salary Source: Institution Duration: 1 year

Diagnostic experience in GI, liver and pancreatic pathology based on an active extramural consult service and rich mix of in-house cases. Opportunities for clinical and basic reasearch are available.

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3 years AP/CP or 2 years AP

Director/Contact: Linda D. Ferrell, M.D. –

University of Chicago Medical Center
Salary Source: Institution Duration: 1-2 years

Includes diagnostic gastrointestinal and liver pathology, including transplant, and clinical, translational, and basic science research opportunities

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3 yrs AP or 4 yrs AP/CP

Director/Contact: John Hart, M.D. –

Telephone: (773) 702-9319, Fax: (773) 702-1243
Dept. of Pathology, MC 6101, University of Chicago Hospitals, 5841 South Maryland Ave.
Chicago, IL 60637
University of Florida - Shands Hospital
Salary Source: Institution or Training Grants Duration: 1-2 years

Diagnostic experience in GI/hepatobillary pathology combined with training in investigative pathology

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3 yrs AP or 4 yrs AP/CP

Director/Contact: Chen Liu, M.D., Ph.D. –

Telephone: 352-273-5413
Department of Pathology, Immunology, and Laboratory Medicine
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Salary Source: Institution Duration: 1 year

The GI Selective Fellowship will provide broad exposure to the evaluation of gastrointestinal, liver and pancreatic pathology.


BC or BE in AP

Director/Contact: Monica T. Garcia-Buitrago, MD –

University Miami Miller School of Medicine, Clinical Research Building, 1120 NW 14 Street, Room 1411
Miami, FL 33136
University of Michigan
Salary Source: Institution Duration: 1 year

Specialized training in GI, liver and pancreaticobiliary pathology; expectation that the fellow will become involved in clinical research

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Completed AP or AP/CP training and board eligible

Director/Contact: Henry D. Appelman, MD –

Telephone: 734-936-6770, Fax: 734-615-8340
301 Catherine St.
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-5602
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Duration: 1 Year

The Department of Pathology and Microbiology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center has a one-year Gastrointestinal/Liver Pathology Fellowship. The curriculum consists of advanced rotations in adult and pediatric GI pathology (both biopsies and resections) and liver and pancreatic pathology (including transplant). One month of dedicated time for elective or research are provided, including a rotation in state-of-the-art molecular diagnostics in GI pathology if desired. One of the goals of the program is to ease the transition from residency to independent sign-out with Fellows expected to sign-out independently the last three months of the fellowship. Attention will be given to fulfill the needs of the individual in terms of gaining skills towards pursuing a career in either private practice or academics. Ample opportunity is also available for the teaching of residents and participation in Tumor Boards. Pathology sign out is subspecialized at UNMC and instruction in GI and Liver Pathology will come from pathologists in those cores.

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Applicants for the gastroenterology/liver fellowship program can either be M.D or D.O., and must be board eligible or certified in anatomic pathology (AP) or combined anatomic and clinical pathology (AP/CP). The position is for one year July 1 – June 30.

Director: Audrey Lazenby, M.D. Contact: Kimberly Martin –

Telephone: 402-559-7212, Fax: 402-559-6018
983135 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, Nebraska 68198-3135
University of Pennsylvania Medical Center
Salary Source: Institution Duration: 2 years

Combines diagnostic GI and liver pathology and research, with diagnostic experience in first year and second year devoted to research


4 yrs AP/CP or 3 yrs AP or completed STEP III

Director/Contact: Emma E. Furth, M.D. –

6 Founders Address: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Phone: 3400 Spruce St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Salary Source: Institution Duration: 1-2 years

Combines diagnostic GI pathology and research with the opportunity to develop skills in liver pathology, transplant pathology and molecular anatomic pathology. Both Fellow and Clinical Instructor options are available.

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Completion of AP or AP/CP residency and all 3 steps of USLME

Director/Contact: Alyssa M. Krasinskas, M.D. –

Telephone: 412-647-3935, Fax: 412-647-6251
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Presbyterian Hospital Department of Pathology, A-610 200 Lothrop Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-2582
University of Rochester Medical Center
Duration: 1 year

The Division of Surgical Pathology at the University of Rochester Medical Center / Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, New York invites applicants for its Gastrointestinal / Hepatobiliary Fellowship.

The GI subspecialty service at URMC is a busy one and encompasses the breadth of GI and liver pathology. The University of Rochester is home to active groups of foregut surgeons, surgical oncologists and colorectal surgeons who care for patients with both neoplastic and medical diseases. In addition, we perform almost 28,000 GI biopsy examinations a year that also include both neoplastic and medical pathology. The liver transplant/hepatobiliary surgery program here is well established, having been in place for almost 20 years; we have an excellent relationship with their team of four surgeons. There are multiple interdisciplinary GI conferences at URMC (including GI oncology, hepatobiliary oncology, transplant and pediatric among others) in which fellows may actively participate.

If desired, fellows will have the opportunity to rotate through other subspecialty services or affiliated community hospitals. Sign out privileges are also anticipated for fellows with appropriate qualifications. Opportunities for collaborative translational research abound and departmental funds are available for projects as well as travel for presentation of results at a national meeting.

The University of Rochester is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

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Completion of an accredited AP/CP or AP residency.

Director/Contact: Dr. Aaron Huber –

Telephone: (585) 275-3184, Fax: (585) 276-2047
Dept. of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, URMC, 601 Elmwood Avenue, Box 626
Rochester, NY 14642
University of Toronto Tri-hospital Fellowship
Salary Source: Institution: Toronto General Hospital, Hospital for Sick Kids, and Mount Sinai Hospital Duration: 1 year

The objectives of the fellowship is to acquire an in depth knowledge of gastrointestinal pathology (including liver and pancreas), its diagnosis, differential diagnosis, and handling of complex specimens and issues that arise in routine and speciality/referral practice. To achieve this, the fellow will rotate between 3 adjacent Hospitals all with different strengths within G.I. and liver pathology and will include pediatric GI and liver pathology as well as transplant pathology. Time is divided equally between all three rotations. At least one research project is to be carried out ideally utilizing material from all three sites. We will try to ensure that any particular interest is accommodated. The facilities at all three sites include histology, tissue microarrays, immunohistochemistry/ISH/FISH, gene microarrays and other standard molecular tests.


2 yrs AP

Director/Contact: Hala El-Zimaity, M.D. FRCPC –

Telephone: (416) 340-4551, Fax: (416) 340-5517
Toronto General Hospital, Anatomic Pathology 11E210, 200 Elizabeth Street
Toronto, ON M5J 2Z3
University of Utah / ARUP laboratories
Salary Source: Institution or Outside Duration: 1 year

GI Pathology Fellowship

Advanced training in morphologic and molecular GI, pancreaticobiliary, and hepatic pathology. A research project is required. Sign out responsibilities possible for qualified trainees.


2 years AP

Director: Kajsa Affolter Contact: Ashleigh Mckensie - Fellowship Coordinator –

Telephone: 801-587-4563, Fax: 801-581-7035
1950 Circle of Hope, N3100
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
The University of Washington
Salary Source: Institution or Outside Duration: 1-2 years

3 years AP or completion of AP/CP residency

Director/Contact: Matthew M. Yeh, MD, PhD –

Telephone: 206-598-0008, Fax: 206-598-3803
University of Washington Medical Center 1959 NE Pacific Street, Box 356100
Seattle, WA 98195
UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
Salary Source: Institution Duration: 1-2 years

3 yrs AP or 4 yrs AP/CP

Director/Contact: Stanley R. Hamilton, M.D. –

Telephone: (713) 792-2040, Fax: (713) 792-4094
Division of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Box 85, UT-MD Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd
Houston, TX 77030
UT Southwestern and Dallas VA Medical Centers
Salary Source: Institution Duration: 1 year

A balanced mix of histopathology, endoscopy suite attendance, preparation for conferences and applied research designed to prepare the fellow for a reliable consultant to gastroenterologists.


3 years in an approved training program

Director/Contact: Robert M. Genta, M.D. –

Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Salary Source: Institution Duration: 1-2 years

Includes diagnostic gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary pathology, including transplant. Clinical, translational, and/or basic science research projects are encouraged.

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3 years AP or 4 years AP/CP; previous surgical pathology fellowship preferred

Director: Safia N. Salaria, MD Contact: Tapherine DeVany –

Telephone: (615) 322-3058, Fax: (615) 343-7023
Department of Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, CC-3322 MCN, 1161 21st Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37232
Wash U School of Medicine
Duration: 1 year

See Website of Wash U, Dept of Pathology and Immunology, Division of Anatomic and Molecular Pathology for further information.

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Director: EM Brunt, MD Contact: Sue Pagano, Fellowship Secretary – NA

Dept of Pathology and Immunology, 660 S Euclid Ave, Campus Box 8118
St. Louis, MO 63110
Weill Cornell Medical College
Salary Source: Institution, commensurate with level of training Duration: 1 year

The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine of Weill Cornell Medical College (WCMC) offers a 1-year fellowship position in gastrointestinal pathology. Fellows must complete residency training in anatomic pathology and be certified (or eligible for certification) by the American Board of Pathology. The fellowship focuses on characterization of neoplastic and non-neoplastic diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, pancreas and liver. It emphasizes a multidisciplinary team approach to patient management as well as clinicopathologic and translational research. A wealth of interesting and challenging in-house and consultation case material is available for study, as are comprehensive slide study sets. The gastrointestinal pathology team is fully subspecialized and includes four full-time faculty members devoted exclusively to gastrointestinal, pancreatic, and hepatic pathology as well as additional faculty who participate on the service. Case material covers the full range of gastrointestinal diseases, including a substantial amount of non-neoplastic and transplant hepatic pathology. Fellows are encouraged to participate in a 2-month rotation at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center during the fellowship, as well as rotations through the endoscopy suite. Research opportunities are available through the Translational Research Core Facility under the supervision of attending faculty.

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AP only or AP/CP residency with license to practice in New

Director: Rhonda K Yantiss MD Contact: Jessica Pfeifer –

Weill Cornell Medical College, Room C-302, 1300 York Avenue
New York, NY 10065
Western University
Salary Source: Hospital Duration: 12 months

The fellowship program is at London Health Sciences Centre, London, Ontario, Canada.

Clinical service: The clinical service includes biopsy and resection specimens from the gastrointestinal tract, hepatobiliary system and pancreas (henceforth referred to as GI pathology). The material includes both in-house cases as well as consult material.

Research activity and publications: The fellow will be expected to participate in at least one on-going or new research project with the goal of publication, and where feasible, presentation at a national or international meeting.

Objectives: The overall objective is to educate the fellow such that he/she leaves the fellowship as an independent consultant GI/liver pathologist, having gained the necessary knowledge, technical skills, professionalism and diagnostic expertise required to function in this role.

Teaching: The fellow will participate in the teaching of residents, predominantly those doing GI pathology rotations. This will include the supervision of residents in grossing GI and liver specimens. The fellow will also participate in teaching residents at the Academic Half Day or Subspecialty Teaching Rounds. Medical student teaching may also be included.

Interaction with pathologists’ assistants: The fellow will be the primary resource person for pathologists’ assistants requiring guidance when grossing GI and liver specimens.

Daily case sign-out activities: The fellow will be responsible for reviewing gross and microscopic features of gastrointestinal and liver pathology cases and for writing diagnostic reports. For challenging cases, the fellow is expected to conduct appropriate literature searches. All cases will be reviewed by the supervising pathologist prior to sign-out.

Consults: The fellow will be responsible for reviewing all consult cases, working these up and constructing a report, in conjunction with the case pathologist.

Rounds and case conferences:
The fellow will be responsible for presenting cases at GI Clinical Teaching Rounds, Multidisciplinary Case Conferences, GI MDT Rounds, GI Team Rounds and Noon Rounds.

Independent sign-out and frozen section service: It is expected and highly desirable that the fellow participates in independent sign-out, typically in the latter half of the fellowship. Similarly, the fellow would be expected to participate in the departmental frozen section service. This is predicated on the need for appropriate licensure from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario.

Evaluation: The fellow will be evaluated using the in-training evaluation report form on the One45 system, as per that used for residents in the program. Evaluations will be every 3 months. The fellow will also be encouraged to evaluate the fellowship program.


Appropriate licencing with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario

Director/Contact: Dr. David Driman –

Yale University School of Medicine
Salary Source: Institution or Outside Duration: 1-2 years

Specialized training in GI and liver pathology; opportunity for clinical and/or basic research experience


Completion of core AP or AP/CP training

Director/Contact: Dhanpat Jain, M.D. –

Telephone: (203) 785 3743, Fax: (203) 737 2922
Dept Pathology, 310 Cedar Street
New Haven, CT 06520-8023

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