About the Program
The Department of Pathology offers a one-year fellowship in gastrointestinal and liver pathology starting July 1 each year. The fellowship is designed to prepare individuals for a career in an academic setting.
The department currently accessions nearly 19,000 gastrointestinal, pancreatic, and hepatobiliary cases, including complex surgical resection specimens, mucosal and liver biopsies, and outside referrals and consultation specimens from a wide variety of neoplastic and non-neoplastic conditions. The fellow spends the majority of his/her time performing clinical duties such as surgical signout and participating in intradepartmental and multidisciplinary conferences. Eleven subspecialized faculty members staff the service and support fellow education. In addition, the fellow is encouraged and expected to participate in clinical or laboratory-based research projects.
Candidate must be board certified or eligible for certification in anatomic pathology or AP/CP.
Please check complete GME Eligibility Requirements prior to applying.
July 15 (24 months prior to the start of the training year)
Commensurate with the candidate's level of training
Melissa Taggart, M.D.
Program Director, Gastrointestinal and Liver Pathology Fellowship Program
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Unit 085
UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Blvd.
Houston, TX 77030
For inquiries, please contact:
Kareen E. Chin, MBA
For inquiries of elective rotations, please email:
For inquiries of observerships, please email:
Verification of training
Requests for verification should be sent to:
MD Anderson Cancer Center is committed to encouraging good health and staying true to our mission to end cancer. If you are applying for a GME fellowship or residency program starting on or after July 1, 2016, please be advised that MD Anderson will have instituted a tobacco-free hiring process as part of its efforts to achieve these goals. If you are offered an appointment, you will be subject to a Pre-Employment Drug Screen for tobacco compounds in compliance with applicable state laws. If you do not pass the urine drug screening which includes testing for tobacco compounds, you CANNOT be appointed at MD Anderson. Should you fail to meet this contingency, MD Anderson will withdraw your offer of appointment for the academic year. You may reapply for the following academic year, but there are no guarantees that you will be offered a position as many of our programs are already filled for several years out.