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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
Yaman Tarabishy, M.D. 2016- 2017 Gastrointestinal mesenchymal tumors ProPath
Dallas, TX
Ogechukwu Eze, M.D. 2016- 2017 Lateral Spread In Esophageal Squamous Cell Neoplasia, Upper Gastrointestinal Lesions in Peutz-Jeghers Syndrome Assistant Professor of Pathology
The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH
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


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 US permanent resident visa or be a US 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 August 1 for a July 1 starting date 21 months later (e.g., an application submitted by August 1, 2019 will be for a July 1, 2021 start). Though deadline for the application is August 1st, we encourage you to apply early.

Supporting documents should be received within a month of this deadline (e.g., by Nov 1, 2019 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 chairman 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:

Lysandra Voltaggio, M.D., Program Director
Department of Pathology
Division of GI/Liver
410 N. Broadway St.
Weinberg 2242
Baltimore, Maryland 21231

Phone: 410-955-3511


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