Gastrointestinal/Liver Pathology Fellowship

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Gastrointestinal/Liver Pathology Fellowship

The fellowship for academic year 2018-2019 has been filled.

The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine of NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center offers a one-year fellowship in Gastrointestinal Pathology focusing on the characterization of neoplastic and non-neoplastic diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, pancreas, and liver. The fellowship 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 materials are available for study, as are comprehensive slide study sets. 

The Gastrointestinal Pathology team is fully subspecialized and includes full-time faculty members devoted exclusively to gastrointestinal, pancreatic, and hepatic pathology, as well as additional faculty who participate on the service. Case materials cover the full range of gastrointestinal diseases, including a substantial amount of non-neoplastic and transplant hepatic pathology. The gastrointestinal pathology fellow reviews slides and prepares reports for selected in-house and consultation cases with increasing independence as the fellowship progresses. Fellows are significantly involved in teaching pathology residents and medical students.

The gastrointestinal pathology fellow engages in both independent and collaborative research. Fellows select a limited number of primary research projects to pursue under the guidance of the attending faculty. Collaboration with members of other departments may be sought as necessary. Fellows prepare research protocols, participate in and coordinate completion of the project, compile and analyze data from these studies, and prepare abstracts for submission to scientific meetings, and ultimately submit manuscripts to scientific journals.

Requirements: Candidates must have completed a four-year Anatomic Pathology/Clinical Pathology residency or three years of a straight Anatomic Pathology residency.

NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center only accepts J1 visas for all fellowships.

Types and Numbers of Appointments: One position is available each academic year.

Facilities: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital is the major clinical affiliate and teaching hospital of Weill Cornell Medical College. NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, an 824-bed facility, is centrally located in a collaborative medical community that includes the Hospital for Special Surgery, Memorial-Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and The Rockefeller University.

Community: Weill Cornell is located in a beautiful residential neighborhood along the East River in Manhattan, within walking distance of Central Park and the midtown entertainment and shopping areas. Attractions include major museums, concert halls, theaters, and an opera house, all of which are easily accessible.

Faculty: Rhonda K. Yantiss, MD (Chief), Debra Beneck, MD, Jose Jessurun, MD, and Meredith Pittman, MD

Dates and deadlines (for 2018-2019 fellowship year):
August 30, 2016 - Deadline for receipt of completed application (including recommendation letters) from candidates. Please note that we have a rolling admissions policy, therefore, we strongly encourage interested candidates to apply as early as possible.
September 1 through December 1, 2016 - Interviews are conducted.
On or before December 30, 2016 - Issuance of formal offers (12:00pm EST)

Stipends: Salaries are commensurate with the level of training.

Recommendation letters:
Please arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to us via email to The letters should be addressed to:

     Dr. Alain Borczuk – Vice Chairman of Anatomic Pathology
     Interim Fellowship Director - Gastrointestinal Pathology
     Weill Cornell Medical College/New York Presbyterian Hospital
     Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
     525 East 68th Street, ST-1000A
     New York, NY 10065

Click below to fill out an application:

Application Form