Liver Pathology Fellowship at The Mount Sinai Hospital

Our fellowship program is under the auspices of the Department of Pathology, Molecular and Cell-Based Medicine and Division of Liver Pathology. The program was founded in 1989, a year after the start of the liver transplantation program at The Mount Sinai Hospital, now an internationally known center for hepatology. Graduates from our program have attained international recognition in liver pathology and fill leading positions at prestigious medical institutions in the United States and throughout the world.

Mount Sinai is home to an active liver transplantation program and surgical oncology service, as well as state-of-the-art basic science and clinical research in the area. The Division of Liver Pathology, with three full-time attending pathologists, plays an integral role in these endeavors and handles approximately 1,600 liver biopsies and 400 liver resections a year, including 100 to 120 liver transplantations. We maintain a close working relationship with faculty and staff from the Department of Medicine’s Division of Liver Diseases, the Recanati-Miller Transplantation Institute, and the Department of Surgery’s Division of Surgical Oncology. 


Fellows spend approximately 75 percent of training in clinical setting, with all rotations taking place at The Mount Sinai Hospital, and 25 percent in research. Clinical duties include participation in signing out all resected and explanted liver specimens, liver biopsy specimens, and consult cases. Educational duties include formal presentation of cases at pathology and combined clinical conferences, didactic presentations to pathology and clinical staff, and participation in training of residents in the gross examination, clinical correlation, and processing of surgical specimens. You also spend 12 weeks in the Division of Gastrointestinal Pathology with attendant responsibilities. Isabel Fiel, MD, Swan Thung, MD, and Stephen Ward, MD, PhD, supervise the fellows during grossing and sign-out and are available as mentors for research projects.


Fellows participate in research in the Division of Liver Pathology and we encouraged 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

One position is available each year and is open to applicants who have completed residency training in Anatomic Pathology or Anatomic-Clinical Pathology and hold New York state medical licensure. Salary is competitive and commensurate with training. We accept and review applications between September and December a year and a half prior to the beginning of the program.

Your completed application should include: curriculum vitae (CV), personal statement, three letters of recommendation, copy of medical school diploma, copy of United States Medical Licensing Examination transcript, copy of visa status, J1, H1 (if applicable), copy of Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates certificate (if applicable), and copy of medical school transcript.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis between July 1 and December 31. Applications should be sent via regular mail or e-mail to:

Stephen C. Ward, MD, PhD
Director, Hepatopathology Fellowship Program
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Department of Pathology - Box 1194
One Gustave L. Levy Place
New York, NY 10029