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Gastrointestinal Pathology

  • Largest 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 GI pathology fellowship in Central and Western New York

GI Team

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. Jennifer Findeis-Hosey Dr. Jennifer Findeis-Hosey
Director, GI Pathology Service
​Director, Pathology Curriculum for Undergraduate Medical Education

Diana Agostini-Vulaj Dr. Diana Agostini-Vulaj
Assistant Professor, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
drage Dr. Michael Drage
Director, Tissue Bank
Mark Ettel Dr. Mark Ettel
Assistant Professor, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Aaron R. Huber Dr. Aaron Huber
Director, GI Pathology Fellowship
Charlotte Ryan Dr. Charlotte Ryan
Professor Emeritus
Kazemimood Dr. Rossana Kazemimood
Assistant Professor, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Xiaoyan Liao Dr. Xiaoyan Liao
Assistant Professor, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Christa Whitney-Miller Dr. Christa Whitney-Miller
Director, Surgical Pathology
Dongwei Zhang Dr. Dongwei Zhang
Assistant Professor, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine


Contact Us

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