Iowa, University of Iowa Health Care
-GI / Liver
Gastrointestinal Surgical Pathology Fellowship
Iowa City, Iowa
Opening for July 1, 2020
This one-year program is designed to provide an advanced, intensive educational experience in
Gastrointestinal Surgical Pathology. The fellowship emphasizes graduated responsibility and
includes a significant component of independent fellow signout. The fellow will also present at our 3
GI Tumor Boards (Colorectal, Hepatobiliary, Neuroendocrine) and will be integral to our weekly,
pathologist-driven GI-Liver Biopsy Multidisciplinary Teaching Conference. This fellowship represents
the "GI track" within our larger Surgical Pathology Fellowship, and the fellow will also rotate through
4 months of our General Surgical Pathology Service, with Hot Seat, Frozen Section, and Consults
rotations. Research is strongly encouraged, and our faculty are highly motivated to mentor trainees
in clinical and translational projects.
The University Hospital has 45,000 Surgical Pathology accessions each year, including 10,000 in-house GI cases and 350 extramural consultations. The GI Pathology Service handles all in-house
and consult tubal gut and liver cases, including a large volume of pediatric cases. We have an
active liver transplant program. Our GI Pathology faculty also direct the Clinical
Immunohistochemistry Laboratory, sign out on the Molecular Pathology Service, and participate in
the nation's first and only neuroendocrine tumor SPORE.
Applications will be accepted from residents who will have had three years of straight Anatomic
Pathology training or four years of combined Anatomic and Clinical Pathology training. Board eligible
applicants are preferred.
Stipends and Benefits:
Commensurate with level of training. The Graduate Medical Education Office website
(https://gme.medicine.uiowa.edu/) contains specific information regarding stipends and benefits.
Andrew M Bellizzi, M.D.
Director of GI Pathology, Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center
Phone: (319) 356-4436
Please send or email a cover letter, CAP Standardized Pathology Fellowship Application, current
curriculum vitae, personal statement, medical school dean's letter, 3 letters of recommendation,
USMLE scores, copy of ECFMG certificate (if applicable), copy of permanent visa (if applicable), and
copy of medical school diploma to:
Vicky J. Farrington-Howrey
Department of Pathology (C684 GH)
University of Iowa Health Care
200 Hawkins Drive
Iowa City, IA 52242