Gastrointestinal Pathology Fellowship


The Department of Pathology offers a one-year ACGME accredited fellowship position in GI, hepatobiliary and pancreatic pathology. The fellowship provides comprehensive training in interpretation of endoscopic, liver and pancreatobiliary biopsies and complex surgical resection specimens, including transplant specimens. The Department currently receives approximately 8,800 GI biopsies; 800 GI, pancreas and liver resection specimens; 320 liver biopsies and 250 fine needle aspiration aspirations from the GI tract, pancreas and liver. These specimens include both adult and pediatric specimens. The fellow’s education is enhanced by the strong interdisciplinary approach to patient care including pathology, gastroenterology, radiology, surgery, oncology and radiation oncology.

The fellow’s responsibilities include slide review and preparation of selected reports, presentation at interdepartmental conferences and teaching and supervision of pathology residents. Training also includes elective. The fellow is encouraged to participate in a scholarly project during the year culminating in presentation at a meeting and/or publication in a peer-reviewed journal.

Requirements: All required clinical education for entry into ACGME-accredited fellowship programs must be completed in an ACGME-accredited residency program, an AOA-approved residency program, a program with ACGME International (ACGME-I) Advanced Specialty Accreditation, or a Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC)-accredited or College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC)-accredited residency program located in Canada.

Stipend: Commensurate with level of postgraduate training

Fellowship position for 2024-2025 -Unexpected opening, accepting applications

Fellowship position for 2025-2026- Currently accepting applications

Fellowship position for 2026-2027 - Currently taking applications

Applications: Submit a University of Arizona application to:


Belinda Sun, MD
Program Director, GI Pathology Fellowship Program
University of Arizona College of Medicine
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
P.O. Box 245108
1501 N. Campbell Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85724-5059