Gastrointestinal Pathology Fellowship at The Mount Sinai Hospital

Our Gastrointestinal Pathology fellowship, which has been preparing trainees for careers in gastrointestinal pathology for more than 20 years, is led by the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and the Department of Medicine’s Division of Gastroenterology and is based at The Mount Sinai Health System.

Our graduates have attained international recognition in gastrointestinal pathology and have gone on to fill leading positions at prestigious medical institutions in the United States and around the world.

Mount Sinai is internationally renowned both as heir to a rich tradition in gastroenterology and as a leader in the field, with preeminence in, among others, the diagnosis and management of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy, laparoscopic bowel surgery, clinical research in IBD, and basic research in gastrointestinal (GI) oncology and immunology.

Mount Sinai Hospital is also one of the few facilities in the United States approved for small intestinal transplantation. The Department of Pathology’s Division of Gastrointestinal Pathology, with five full-time attending pathologists, plays an integral role in these endeavors and maintains a close working relationship with Mount Sinai’s clinicians and researchers, offering fellows unparalleled opportunities for professional development. The service sees nearly 35,000 cases a year, including common and rare resections and biopsy specimens.

Fellows are expected to spend approximately 90 percent of their training in the clinical setting and 10 percent in research. Each academic year, two positions are appointed for our one-year program, with a possible extension for a second year. 

Curriculum

Your clinical duties include participation in signing out all surgical GI specimens, biopsies, and consult cases. Fellows formally present cases at pathology and combined clinical conferences, make didactic presentations to pathology and clinical staff, and participate in training of residents in the gross examination, clinical correlation, and processing of surgical specimens.

Research

Fellows participate in divisional research activities and we encourage you to develop or join collaborative research projects with other clinical and research departments, culminating in scholarly contributions to the medical literature.

How to Apply

Fellows must complete approved residency training in anatomic pathology or anatomic and clinical pathology prior to beginning the program and hold New York State medical licensure. Salaries are commensurate with the fellow’s level of training.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis between September 1 and December 31.  Please  include: a brief cover letter; personal statement; curriculum vitae; College of American Pathologists application form; three letters of recommendation; your United States Medical Licensing Examination transcript;  documentation of medical training and U.S. citizenship or immigration status; and Educational Commission for Medical Graduates certificate (if applicable). Optional documents include: copies of Resident In-Service Examination scores; copies of any published scientific or medical manuscripts; and a headshot.

Send applications to:

Faye Francisco 
Fellowship Program Coordinator 
Department of Pathology 
Tel: 212-241-8465 
Fax: 646-537-9681
Faye.francisco@mssm.edu