Gastrointestinal, Pancreas, and Liver Pathology

  • GI Fellowship Overview
  • Current Fellows & Graduates

Description: The fellowship provides in-depth training in GI, pancreatic and liver pathology. The fellow will review GI, liver and pancreatic cases with faculty with subspecialty expertise. The fellowship includes diagnostic responsibilities in adult and pediatric hepatobiliary and gastrointestinal pathology, with >100 annual liver transplants, >100 Whipple procedures. The fellow will be responsible for gross room supervision and microscopic sign-out of in-house and consultation cases. Excellent opportunities exist for clinical and/or basic science research. A second year focused on translational research may be considered. Applicants with interest in developing an independent physician-scientist research career are encourages to apply for the two-year combined clinical-research GI fellowship program.

Requirements: The candidate must have completed an approved AP or AP/CP pathology training program. A New York State medical license is required for appointment. For more information, please contact the NY State Education Department at (518) 474-3817, ext 260.

Stipends: Commensurate with level of training.

Applications:Applications must be received by Jan 1 (one and a half years preceding the start of the fellowship). To apply, please send your CV and personal statement to Ms. Suzette Carpio ( and arrange to have 3 letters of recommendation sent to Dr. Antonia Sepulveda, Director of Gastrointestinal Pathology Fellowship via email to or at the following address:

Ms. Suzette Carpio
Administrative Assistant to Antonia Sepulveda, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, Division of Gastrointestinal Pathology 
Professor and Vice Chair for Translational Research
Department of Pathology & Cell Biology 
Columbia University Medical Center 
630 W168th Street 
VC 14-212
New York, NY 10032
Phone: (212) 305-6136

Current GI Fellow:

Ladan Fazlollahi  (2014-2015)

GI Fellowship Graduates:

James Mitchell  (2013-2014)
Surgical Pathology Fellow
Columbia University Medical Center

Stephen Lagana  (2011-2012)
Assistant Professor
Columbia University Medical Center

Marcela Salomao  (2011-2012)
Assistant Professor
Columbia University Medical Center

Kalpana Devaraj  (2010-2011)
Assistant Professor
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Raanan Sela  (2009-2010)
Gastrointestinal Pathology
Miraca Life Sciences, Irving, Texas

Anupama Gupta  (2008-2009)
Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Summit Medical Group, Berkeley Heights, New Jersey

Woojin Yu  (2007-2008)
Anatomic & Clinical Pathology
Kaiser Permanente, Sacramento, California

Sandy Twadell  (2006-2007)
Associate Professor of Pathology
University of Maryland School of Medicine


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