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Gastrointestinal/Hepatobiliary Pathology Fellowship

The goal of the Gastrointestinal and Hepatobiliary Pathology Fellowship Program is to provide in-depth clinical, research and teaching experience in the field of Gastrointestinal and Hepatobiliary Pathology. After completion, the fellow will have achieved expertise in the field of Gastrointestinal and Hepatobiliary Pathology and will be ready to practice independently in either an academic or private setting.

The gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary pathology subspecialty service at URMC is a busy one and encompasses the breadth of GI, liver, and pancreatobiliary pathology. The University of Rochester is home to active groups of foregut surgeons, surgical oncologists, and colorectal surgeons, as well as a large subspecialty team of GI pathologists. We examine more than 30,000 cases annually, encompassing a wide variety of both neoplastic and non-neoplastic pathology. The liver transplant/hepatobiliary surgery program here is well established, having been in place for almost 20 years; we have an excellent relationship with their team. There are multiple interdisciplinary GI conferences at URMC in which fellows actively participate.

If desired, fellows will have the opportunity to rotate through other subspecialty services or affiliated community hospitals. Sign-out privileges are also anticipated for fellows with appropriate qualifications during the second half of the year. Opportunities for collaborative clinical and translational research abound.

With more than one million residents in the metropolitan area, Rochester offers all the cultural, recreational, and educational amenities of a large city, but with nearby open spaces and lakes providing options for lifestyles from urban to rural, all with easy commutes. Rochester has been highly ranked for "quality of life" and recently as one of the "Top 10 U.S. Cities to Raise a Family."

We are currently recruiting for an additional fellowship position for academic year 2024-2025. Interested candidates, please email

Openings are currently available for the 2025-2026 and 2026-2027 academic years. Stipend levels are commensurate with the level of post-graduate training.

Current Fellow

Irene Y. Chen, M.D.

Irene Y. Chen, M.D.


Starting 2023 - Department fellows will be hired as instructors. Please contact Melissa Sullivan if you have any questions.

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