Gastrointestinal Pathology Fellowship at The Mount Sinai Hospital

The Department of Pathology, Molecular and Cell-Based Medicine based at The Mount Sinai Health System offers a Gastrointestinal Pathology fellowship to prepare pathologists for subspecialty careers in gastrointestinal pathology.   

Over the course of more than 20 years, the graduates of this Fellowship 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, and clinical and basic research in gastrointestinal (GI) oncology and immunology. Mount Sinai Hospital is also one of few facilities in the United States approved for small intestinal transplantation.

The Department of Pathology’s Division of Gastrointestinal Pathology, with six full-time attending pathologists, oversees these endeavors.  Its faculty, led by Professor Noam Harpaz, M.D., Ph.D., maintains close working relationships with Mount Sinai’s gastroenterologists, surgeons and researchers, offering the Fellows unparalleled opportunities for professional development. The service reports approximately 35,000 clinical cases per year, representing a wide variety of diseases, both common and rare.

Each academic year, three fellows are appointed for our one-year program.


Fellows spend approximately 90 percent of their training in the clinical setting.  Their  clinical duties include participation in signing out all surgical GI specimens, biopsies, and consult cases, presentation of cases at multidisciplinary tumor boards and pathology conferences, didactic presentations,  and participation in the training of residents in gross examination, clinical correlation, and slide interpretation.


Fellows spend approximately 10% of their training performing research.  They typically participate in divisional research activities and 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 and must hold New York State medical licensure prior to beginning the program. Salaries are commensurate with the fellow’s level of training.

Applications for 2024-2025 will be  accepted from July 1 through September 30 2022. Interviews will take place from August 15 through October 31 and may be conducted by videoconferencing or in person. Initial offers will be made no earlier than October 3 2022.    

The applications should  include:

1.) A personal statement;

2.) College of American Pathologists application form;

3.) Curriculum vitae;

4.) 3 letters of recommendation;

5.) United States Medical Licensing Examination transcript; 

6.) Documentation of medical training and U.S. citizenship or immigration status;

7.) Educational Commission for Medical Graduates certificate (if applicable)

Optional documents include:

1.) Resident In-Service Examination (RISE) scores;

2.) Copies of up to 3 published scientific or medical manuscripts;

3.) A headshot photo.

Send applications to:

Scott Goldfarb
Fellowship Program Coordinator 
Department of Pathology 
Tel: 212-241-8465
Fax: 646-537-9681