• GI/Liver Pathology Fellowship

    GI/Liver Pathology Fellowship

    This fellowship provides one full year of experience in diagnostic gastrointestinal, liver, pancreaticobiliary and transplant pathology. Cases include a wide spectrum of non-neoplastic, neoplastic and allograft pathology, received from the state-of-the-art UW Health Hepatobiliary Oncologic and Transplantation Surgical Services and the Digestive Health Center (approximately 18,500 GI cases annually, including 450 medical/allograft liver biopsies, 250 extramural consultations and 575 pediatric GI cases). The program is designed to prepare the fellow for a successful career in academic medicine or private practice with a subspecialty focus. The GI and Liver pathology fellow participates on the GI/Liver subspecialty services, undergoes a frozen section 'hot seat' rotation in general pathology, participates in many multidisciplinary conferences (medical liver biopsy, pancreaticobiliary tumor board, UWH/VA regional liver transplant tumor boards, and molecular tumor board), and is involved in teaching of pathology residents and medical students. Based on the evaluation of the candidate's proficiency and performance, there may be opportunities to be involved in laboratory management projects, independent sign out and resident teaching. Overall the fellowship is aimed at developing academic and leadership skills to thrive as an expert in GI/Liver pathology. Elective time is also available and the fellow is highly encouraged to participate in translational research projects related to GI and Liver pathology.

    The fellow may progress towards a more independent case sign-out during the program. The fellow actively participates in frozen section diagnosis, grossing room supervision and surgical pathology sign-out. Several departmental and inter-departmental conferences afford an opportunity for interaction with our clinical colleagues. Opportunities also exist for resident and medical student teaching. A flexible schedule can be arranged for subspecialty electives in gastrointestinal/liver, genito-urinary, gynecologic, transplantation and renal pathology. The University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics is a leading academic tertiary care medical center with an NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center. The organ transplantation and oncology programs are among the strongest in the nation [http://www.surgery.wisc.edu/transplant/news/ranking.shtml]. The quality of these clinical programs is matched by our Surgical pathology unit, which provides state-of-the-art service. Approximately 30,000 cases are examined annually, many of which are challenging and complex specimens. Full-service immunohistochemistry and molecular cytogenetics laboratories support the surgical pathology activities. The University of Wisconsin is one of the world’s leading research universities. There is ample opportunity for intra and inter-departmental research collaborations. The Translational Research Initiatives in Pathology (TRIP) lab provides instrumentation, technical staffing and funding for research projects involving advanced pathology techniques such as tissue microarrays, laser microdissection and quantitative real-time PCR. The presentation of research findings at national meetings and publications in peer-reviewed journals are strongly encouraged. An optional second year devoted to research may be available to interested fellows. The surgical pathology fellowship has the following openings:
    Academic Year Status
    2017-2018 Filled
    2018-2019 Filled
    2019-2020 Filled


    Certification or Board eligibility in combined Clinical and Anatomic Pathology, or in Anatomic Pathology.


    Interested applicants should prepare a cover letter, current CV, and list of three references. Find the job on the UW Jobs site, https://jobs.wisc.edu/, and click Apply Now. For more information, please contact:

    Rashmi Agni, MD
    Director of GI/Liver Pathology Fellowship
    C/O hr@pathology.wisc.edu
    University of Wisconsin Hospital & Clinics
    3170-10N MFCB
    1685 Highland Ave
    Madison, WI 53705