Gastrointestinal Pathology Fellowship
Our Gastrointestinal and Liver Pathology Fellowship Program targets trainees that have displayed an early and ongoing passion for GI and liver pathology. The program considers residents in anatomic pathology or combined anatomic/clinical pathology residency training. The majority of our graduates will be well-equipped to teach and practice GI and Liver Pathology in an academic or private practice setting. Our alumni and current trainees are all from established reputable residency programs and have strong clinical and research interests/background. Our fellows’ training in GI pathology includes exposure to hepatic disease entities to further prepare them for a career in this subspecialty. We are always striving to advance the quality of our program.
Our ACGME-accredited Gastrointestinal (GI) and Liver Pathology fellowship program at UT Southwestern Medical Center is a subspecialty service, where only GI and liver specimens are grossed in and signed out. The group is comprised of five GI pathologists who oversee more than 25,000 GI and liver pathology cases per year. We provide expert surgical pathology diagnoses related to disorders of the GI tract, pancreas, and liver. Transplantation pathology and native liver disease is covered by this service.
For best patient care, we not only reach good turnaround time but also provide a very detailed pathology report. Biopsies have a turnaround timeframe between 24 and 48 hours. Report delivery and phone calls from our pathologists on all unusual diagnoses are standards of our service. Operative resection specimens have a 3-5 day turnaround.
In addition to clinical service, pathologists participate in research, attend, and present at intra- and interdepartmental conferences, and teach pathology residents, GI pathology fellows, and clinical fellows. There are a number of ongoing clinical and translational research projects in the gastrointestinal pathology division, in which the fellows often participate, or develop research projects of their own. Two weeks of dedicated research time, free of usual clinical responsibilities, is ensured for the clinical fellowship in order to facilitate the completion of projects. We have a well-established interest in gastrointestinal and liver diseases at UT Southwestern collaborating with the Digestive and Liver Diseases (Gastroenterology) Program, an outstanding liver center and section of digestive diseases.
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The Gastrointestinal (GI) and Liver Pathology Fellowship Program is structured to provide all needed core training over a one-year period and to ensure proficiency in practice in GI and liver pathology (gross pathology, histology, immunohistochemistry, and molecular diagnostics).
The clinical responsibilities the fellow assumes during the year of training include:
- Review of all GI and liver consult cases
- Grossing of selected liver resection/explant specimens
- Presentation and participation in GI and liver conferences
- Participation in research project(s)
- Study of GI/liver teaching sets
- Attend scheduled conferences
- Become proficient in pathology and diagnosis of gastrointestinal, hepatic, and pancreatic tumors, their precursors, and their mimics
While on call, the fellow performs all frozen sections requested, diagnoses all emergent biopsies, and generally functions as a junior faculty. A faculty member is in-house for backup, if needed.
The fellow is expected to participate in one or more research projects related to GI, liver, and pancreaticobiliary pathology, to submit and present the abstracts to national scientific meetings, and to publish the data in pathology/biomedical journals.
Prospective candidates must have completed an ACGME-accredited residency in anatomic pathology, must be board eligible or board certified in anatomic or anatomic and clinical pathology by the American Board of Pathology, and must be eligible for a medical license to practice in Texas by the beginning of the Fellowship Program. At this time we do not accept H1B visas.
- Financial support to attend conferences
- Educational funds
- Additional benefits dependent upon program