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GI/Liver Pathology Fellowship


The GI/Liver pathology faculty assistant program is an advanced fellowship that combines clinically-oriented surgical and biopsy pathology of gastrointestinal case material for sign out by Drs. Lysandra Voltaggio, Kiyoko Oshima, Robert Anders, Laura Wood, Tatianna Larman, and Kevan Salimian. This includes an active consult service for which the faculty assistant is responsible. Specialty experience in liver disease is provided by Drs. Kiyoko Oshima, Robert Anders, Lysandra Voltaggio, and Tatianna Larman. Drs. Ralph Hruban and Liz Thompson provide diagnostic and research experience in pancreatic diseases.

The faculty assistant participates in clinical conferences and in housestaff and medical student teaching. The faculty assistant takes full responsibility for sign out of in-house gastrointestinal case material. Research is an integral part of the program and may have either a clinical or an experimental emphasis. There are multiple opportunities for collaborative studies in gastroenterology and in basic research in this and other departments.

Our Alumni

Fellow Year Fellowship Activity Current Position
Danielle Hutchings, M.D. 2019-2020 Perianal Paget’s disease and radiation changes in gastric mucosa Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA
Kevan Salimian, M.D., Ph.D. 2019-2020 Barrett Esophagus and Medical student & resident education in GI/Liver Pathology Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Baltimore, MD
Annika Windon, M.D. 2019-2020 Microscopic colitis in pediatric patients Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology Vanderbilt University Nashville, TN
Zainab I. Alruwaii, M.D. 2018-2019 Rosai-Dorfman of the digestive system, Serrated adenomas of the small intestine in patients with familial adenomatous polyposis syndrome, Advanced liver fibrosis in pediatrics Staff pathologist
Regional Laboratory and Blood Bank
Dammam, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Tatianna Larman, M.D. 2018-2019 Intestinal crypt homeostasis and early colon cancer pathogenesis Assistant Professor
Department of Pathology Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD
James A. Miller, M.D., M.P.H. 2018-2019 Application of informatics to cutting edge diagnostic pathology Assistant Professor
Department of Pathology Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI
Yang Zhang, M.D. 2018-2019 Cancerization of ducts in hilar cholangiocarcinoma, malakoplakia of the GI tract Staff pathologist
Joint Pathology Center
Silver Spring, MD
Kathleen Byrnes, M.D. 2017-2018 schemic colitis, Hepatic hemangioendothelioma Assistant Professor
Washington University
St. Louis, MO
Armen Khararjian, M.D., M.B.A. 2017-2018 Quality Assurance/Quality Improvement Staff Pathologist
Kaiser Permanente
Walnut Creek, CA
Rifat Mannan, M.D. 2017-2018 pathCast: live broadcasting pathology lectures; The Outlet Patch: Gastric heterotopia of colo-rectum and anus; Reactive Stromal Pseudotumors of the gastrointestinal tract Assistant Professor of Pathology
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
Ogechukwu Eze, M.D. 2016-2017 Lateral Spread In Esophageal Squamous Cell Neoplasia, Upper Gastrointestinal Lesions in Peutz-Jeghers Syndrome Assistant Professor of Pathology
Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
Manhasset, NY
Yaman Tarabishy, M.D. 2016-2017 Gastrointestinal mesenchymal tumors ProPath
Dallas, TX
Kevin Waters, M.D., Ph.D. 2016-2017 Barrett Esophagus, Pancreatic Cancer, and Epideiology in GI diseases Surgical Pathologist
Cedars-Sinai Hospital
Los Angeles, CA
Maryam Kherad Pezhouh, M.D., M.Sc. 2015-2017 Inflammatory Bowel Disease Assistant Professor of Pathology
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, IL
Arunima Ghosh, M.D., Ph.D. 2015-2016 Gastrointestinal histopathology in SLE patients VP, Clinical Network-USA
Indivumed Group
Silver Spring, MD
Justin Poling, M.D. 2015-2016 Grading and immunomodulation of radiated pancreatic cancer Staff Pathologist
Nashville, TN
Feriyl Bhaijee, M.D. 2014-2015 Tumor Immunology Staff Pathologist
Indianapolis, IN
Thomas Huebner, M.D. 2014-2015 Response of pancreatic cancers to treatment Chief Pathologist
Integrated Cellular and Molecular Diagnostics
Greenbelt, MD
Meredith Pittman, M.D. 2014-2015 Pancreatobiliary and hepatocellular carcinoma; autoimmune diseases of the luminal GI tract Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Weill Cornell Medical College
New York, NY
Scott Robertson, M.D., Ph.D. 2014-2015 Chromosomal aberrations in solid pseudopapillary neoplasms Staff Pathologist
The Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH
Changqing (Cathy) Ma, M.D., Ph.D. 2013-2014 Upper tract involvement by juvenile polyposis Associate Professor of Pathology
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA
Arvind Rishi, M.D. 2013-2014 Expression of adhesion kinases/stem cell markers in pancreatic adenocarcinoma Assistant Professor
North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System
Manhasset, NY
Sabrina Sopha, M.D. 2013-2014 Prognostic role of tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes in colorectal carcinoma Chairman and Medical Laboratories Director University of Maryland
Baltimore Washington Medical Center
Glen Burnie, MD
Michael Cruise, M.D., Ph.D. 2012-2013 Immunomodulatory features of MSI-high colorectal tumors Medical Director, Center for Pathology Informatics
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH
Safia Salaria, M.D. 2012-2013 Gastrointestinal, hepatic, and pancreatobiliary diseases Associate Professor of Pathology
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN
Laura Wood, M.D., Ph.D. 2012-2013 Genomic analyses of gastrointestinal, liver, and pancreatic neoplasms Associate Professor of Pathology
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD
Oliver McDonald, M.D., Ph.D. 2011-2013 Epigenomic reprogramming during evolution of pancreatic cancer Assistant Professor of Pathology
University of Miami
Miami, FL
Ta-Chiang Liu, M.D., Ph.D. 2011-2012 Using viruses to treat cancer Assistant Professor of Pathology
Washington University
St. Louis, MO
Aatur Singhi, M.D., Ph.D. 2011-2012 The pathology of familial pancreatic cancer Associate Professor of Pathology
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA
Christina Arnold, M.D. 2010-2012 Whipple disease and Teaching GI Pathology Associate Professor of Pathology
University of Colorado
Aurora, CO
Karen Matsukuma, M.D. 2010-2012 Timing of ATRX/DAXX inactivation in neuroendocrine tumors of the pancreas Associate Professor
UC Davis Health System
Sacramento, CA
Toby Cornish, M.D., Ph.D. 2009-2011 Three-dimensional mapping of precursor lesions in the pancreas Medical Director of Informatics
Associate Professor of Pathology
University of Colorado
Denver, CO
Dora Lam-Himlin, M.D. 2009-2010 Gastric polyps in patients with Peutz-Jeghers' and Juvenile Polyposis Syndromes Senior Associate Consultant & Instructor
Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
Mayo Clinic
Phoenix, AZ
Ming-Tseh Lin, M.D., Ph.D. 2009-2010 Molecular Diagnostics Director, Molecular Diagnostics Lab
Associate Professor of Molecular Pathology
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD
Chanjuan Shi, M.D., Ph.D. 2009-2010 Precursors of Pancreatic Cancer Professor of Pathology
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC
Jason Park, M.D., Ph.D. 2008-2010 Pdx1 expression patterns in pancreatic neoplasms Clinical Director
Advanced Diagnostics Lab, Children's Medical Center
Dallas, Texas
Jennifer Scudiere, M.D. 2007-2009 Clinical correlates of GI Pathology GI Pathologist
Arizona Digestive Health, P.C.
Scottsdale, Arizona
Zongming Chen, M.D., Ph.D. 2007-2008 Pyloric Gland Adenoma of the stomach and duodenum Associate Professor
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN
Jason Daniels, M.D. 2006-2008 Clinical correlates in GI/Liver Pathology Hospital Pathology Associates
Minneapolis, MN
Jon Davison, M.D. 2005-2007 Zebrafish models of Pancreatic Cancer Associate Professor
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA
Guang-Yu Yang, M.D., Ph.D. 2004-2005 Chemoprevention of Pancreatic Cancer Vice Chair of Anatomic Pathology
Joseph C. Calandra Research Professor of Pathology and Toxicology
Northwesten University
Chicago, IL
H. Parry Dilworth, IV, M.D. 2003-2005 Teaching GI Pathology Hospital Pathology Associates
Minneapolis, MN
Baishali Bhattacharya, M.D. 2003-2004 Web-based teaching of GI Pathology and research on telomere length in gastric adenocarcinoma, gastritis, and gastric carcinoma precursor lesions Chairman
Samyak Pathology Lab
Kathmandu, Nepal
Christine Iacobuzio-Donahue, M.D., Ph.D. 2001-2003 Gene expression in Pancreatic Cancer Director, David M. Rubenstein Center for Pancreatic Cancer
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
New York, NY
Anirban Maitra, M.B.B.S. 2001-2002 Application of SNP chip technology Professor of Pathology and Translational Molecular Pathology
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX
Michael Torbenson, M.D. 2000-2002 Hepatitis C Professor of Pathology
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN
Eric Y. Li, M.D. 1999-200 Fat accumulation in the liver Chairman, Department of Pathology
United Medical Center
Washington, DC
Susan Abraham, M.D. 1998-1999 Gastric Polyps Professor
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX
Julian Alexander, M.D. 1997-1998 Characterizations of RER + colorectal carcinomas Poole Hospital NHS
Foundation Trust
Poole, UK
Shuan Li, M. D. 1996-1998 Histopathology of solitary rectal ulcer lesions Orlando Regional Medical Center
Orlando, FL
TT Wu, M.D., Ph.D. 1995-1997 Research on Barrett's Esophagus Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN
Asif Rashid, M.B.B.S., Ph.D. 1994-1996 Genetics and alterations in tubular adenomas of the colon Professor of Pathology
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX
Christopher Moskaluk, M.D., Ph.D. 1993-1995 Defined the molecular genetic alterations in early pancreatic neoplasms Walter Reed Professor and Chair of Pathology and Professor of Pathology & Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA
Susan Kornacki, M.D. 1992-1994 Studied the genetic mutations in dysplasia arising in patients with ulcerative colitis and dysplasia in fundic gland polyps in patients with FAP Clinical Director
Department of Molecular, Cellular and Biomedical Science
New York, NY
Mark Redston, M.D. 1991-1994 Molecular genetic changes in pancreatic cancer Associate Professor of Pathology
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Boston, MA
Janice McCall, M.D. 1990-1991 Subtraction DNA hybridization for Crohns Disease Retired
G. Johan A. Offerhaus, M.D. 1989-1991 Studied extracolonic neoplasms in patients with FAP, chemoprevention by Sulindac, and DNA content and molecular genetic alterations in colon cancer. Received a Royal Decoration as '"Knight" in the Order of the Netherlands Lion'
Joel K. Greenson, M.D. 1988-1990 Studied AIDS Enteropathy Professor & Director of Surgical Pathology
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
Scott E. Kern, M.D. 1987-1990 Morphometric analysis of gastric endocrine cells in pernicious anemia. Associated allelic loss with metastasis in colorectal neoplasia. Professor of Oncology
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD
Audrey Lazenby, M.D. 1986-1988 Further defined the histologic features, clinical aspects, and causes of lymphocytic and collagenous colitis Professor of Pathology and Microbiology & Director of Anatomic Pathology
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE
Wade S. Samowitz, M.D. 1985-1987 Immunohistochemical detection of oncogenes Medical Director of Anatomic Pathology
Professor of Pathology
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
Jose Jessurun, M.D. 1984-1986 Defined Iymphocytic colitis and helped define collagenous colitis Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Weill Cornell Medical College
New York, NY


Three years of AP training or four years of AP/CP training. A Maryland medical license is required prior to starting date. Applicants must have completed their AP training and be AP Board eligible/certified by the July start date; and they must have a U.S. permanent resident visa or be a U.S. citizen. Non-U.S. citizens must hold or be able to obtain the appropriate employment visa. A J-1 visa is not appropriate for the position.


Applications should be received by July 1 for a July 1 starting date 24 months later (e.g., an application submitted by July 1, 2021 will be for a July 1, 2023 start). Though the deadline for application is July 1, we encourage you to apply early.

Supporting documents should be received within 2 weeks of this deadline (e.g., by July 15, 2021 in previous example).


Please download the application form and send with the supporting documents.

Supporting Documents

  1. A CV with bibliography
  2. A brief discussion about your interest in gastrointestinal pathology and your longer-term career plans
  3. We will need four original letters of recommendation: one from your current department chairperson or other superior, and three others from persons of your choosing.
    These letters should be addressed and emailed directly to the program director separately by the persons making the recommendations.

Send the application and supporting documents (via email) to:

Kevan J. Salimian, M.D., Ph.D., Program Director
Department of Pathology
Division of GI/Liver
4940 Eastern Avenue, AA154-B
Baltimore, MD 21224-2780

Phone: 410-550-4253

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