About the Program
The Department of pathology offers a one-year fellowship in the gastrointestinal liver pathology starting July 1 each year. The fellowship is primarily designed to prepare individuals for a career in an academic setting.
The department currently accessions nearly 21,000 gastrointestinal, pancreatic, and hepatobiliary cases, including complex surgical resection specimens, mucosal and liver biopsies, and outside referral and consultation specimens with a wide variety of neoplastic and non-neoplastic conditions. The fellows spend the majority of their time performing clinical duties such as surgical sign-out, but they also participates in weekly multidisciplinary conferences and occasional intradepartmental conferences. 12 subspecialized faculty members staff the service and support fellow education. In addition, the fellow is expected to participate in at least one clinical or laboratory-based research project.
Candidate must be board certified or eligible for certification in anatomic pathology or AP/CP.
Please check complete GME Eligibility Requirements prior to applying.
June 29 (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.