GI Pathology Fellowship

gi pathologyThe Department of Pathology at the University of Utah School of Medicine offers a one-year fellowship program in GI, hepatic, and pancreaticobiliary pathology. This fellowship is designed to give the fellow experience at the junior faculty level, including progressive sign-out privileges for qualified fellows. Fellows have the opportunity to learn about the range of diseases within this subspecialty, including Barrett's esophagus, idiopathic inflammatory bowel disease, cancer and precancerous conditions, mesenchymal and hematolymphoid lesions, motility disorders, and hepatic and pancreatic medical, neoplastic, and transplantation pathology. Our program offers in-depth training in molecular diagnosis, an ever expanding and critical component of GI and all pathology.

Fellow responsibilities include diagnostic sign-out, including histologic review and reporting of all consultation material, and, in conjunction with residents, the in-house GI, hepatic and pancreaticobiliary biopsy and resection material. Gross room supervision of residents and pathology assistants and conference presentations in this subspecialty area is a requirement and occurs in conjunction with attending supervision. A well-defined and supervised clinical, translational, or basic research project is also required.

The overall goal of the Fellowship is to provide in-depth exposure to the full spectrum of GI, Hepatic and Pancreaticobiliary Pathology with our faculty, Dr. Mary Bronner (Division Chief of Anatomic Pathology and Molecular Oncology), Dr. Kajsa Affolter (Fellowship Co-Director and Director of Pancreatic Pathology), Dr. Wade Samowitz (Director of Molecular Oncology), Dr. Maria Pletneva (Director of GI Pathology), and Dr. Kim Evason (Huntsman Cancer Institute Investigator).

Location: Huntsman Cancer Institute

Positions: Two

Stipend: Commensurate with year of postgraduate training

Contact Us

Address questions about application to the following:

Coordinating Faculty

Kajsa E. Affolter, MD
Huntsman Cancer Institute
2000 Circle of Hope, Rm 3100
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
Email: kajsa.affolter@path.utah.edu

Ashleigh Mckensie
Fellowship Coordinator

Huntsman Cancer Institute
2000 Circle of Hope, Rm 3100
Salt Lake City, UT 84112

Email: ashleigh.mckensie@path.utah.edu
Phone: 801-587-4563

Fax 801-581-7035