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Gastrointestinal Pathology

  • GI-groupLargest subspecialty GI Pathology practice in Central and Western New York
  • Multiple expert pathologists with fellowship training in gastrointestinal pathology
  • Gold-standard immunohistochemical and molecular testing performed for comprehensive patient care
  • Offers the only gastrointestinal pathology fellowship in Central and Western New York

About Us

The Gastrointestinal (GI) Pathology Subspecialty service at Strong Memorial Hospital processes more than 25,000 cases annually, including biopsies and resection specimens. Our surgical pathologists provide diagnostic services for the entire luminal GI tract, including both medical and neoplastic processes, as well as diseases affecting the pancreas, liver, and gallbladder.

We actively participate in several multidisciplinary conferences at URMC, including GI/liver tumor board, liver transplant conference, and teaching conferences. The pathologists in the GI Subspecialty service are engaged in active research programs and teach medical students, pathology residents, clinical residents, and fellows. They routinely present research at national meetings and have been invited to speak all over the world.


The GI Subspecialty service is supported by a histology laboratory that provides high-quality routine and special stains, as well as an immunohistochemical laboratory that provides IHC-stained slides within 24 hours (or faster if necessary). We work with the Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory to select appropriate specimens for molecular testing. Through these supportive laboratories, we provide complete immunohistochemical testing for microsatellite instability of colorectal carcinomas and IHC and FISH HER2 analysis of upper GI malignancies.

Our Pathologists

Dr. Christa Whitney-Miller Dr. Christa Whitney-Miller
Director, GI Pathology Service
Zhongren Zhou Dr. Zhongren Zhou
Director, Tissue Bank
GI Pathologist
Dr. Jennifer Findeis-Hosey Dr. Jennifer Findeis-Hosey
Director, Pathology Curriculum for Undergraduate Medical Education
GI Pathologist
Raul S. Gonzalez Dr. Raul S. Gonzalez
Co-Director, GI Pathology Fellowship
GI Pathologist
Aaron R. Huber Dr. Aaron R. Huber
Co-Director, GI Pathology Fellowship
GI Pathologist
drage Dr. Michael Drage
GI Pathologist

Contact Us

For more information or to request our services, please call (585) 275-9870.