Gastrointestinal, Pancreas and Liver Pathology


Antonia Sepulveda, MD, PhD
Columbia University
Department of Pathology and Cell Biology
630 W 168th Street
VC 14-212
New York, NY 10032
Phone: 212-305-3633

Our goals and mission in Gastrointestinal, Pancreas and Liver Pathology are to provide excellent diagnostic service, to spearhead and contribute to innovative research, and to educate students, trainees, and colleagues. The scope of expertise and research covered by Faculty members of the Division encompasses inflammatory non-neoplastic conditions and tumors of digestive organs: gastrointestinal tract, pancreas, biliary tract and liver.

Diagnostic Services and Expertise: The Gastrointestinal, Pancreas and Liver Pathology Division is the largest division within Anatomic Pathology, processing and evaluating more than 30,000 specimens per year. The Division is led by Dr. Antonia Sepulveda who oversees a team of 7 fellowship-trained gastrointestinal and liver pathologists, and includes Dr. Jay Lefkowitch, a world-renowned expert in liver pathology.

Division Faculty have specialty expertise in a wide spectrum of clinical problems including Barrett’s esophagus, celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease, pre-malignant dysplastic lesions and malignant lesions of the luminal GI tract, pancreatic and liver neoplasms, chronic hepatitis, fatty liver disease, and liver and bowel transplantation. Our expertise includes adult and pediatric pathology.

Molecular testing for diagnosis of inherited GI cancers and for targeted cancer therapies, including integrated genomic testing for precision medicine are provided by our GI Pathology service.

Outreach Services: Our laboratory is fully equipped to handle fresh and routine formalin biopsy tissue, and surgical resections.

We offer second opinion referrals, and provide further processing with cutting-edge diagnostic techniques when necessary.

Training and Education Programs: The Division provides training to one Gastrointestinal and Liver pathology fellow. Dr. Antonia Sepulveda is Director of the Gastrointestinal and Liver pathology fellowship program.

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