Gastrointestinal (GI) Pathology Fellowship


The ACGME-accredited fellowship in gastrointestinal pathology is designed to offer advanced, focused and intensive diagnostic training in gastrointestinal, hepatobiliary, and pancreas pathology, including medical liver and transplant.

  • Specific rotations include: "hot seat", frozen section, sign out of consultation material (including immunohistochemistry and other special diagnostic techniques) and elective time.
  • Elective time may be designed to pursue additional subspecialty training in other areas of surgical pathology, including dermatopathology, or in molecular pathology, hematopathology, and/or research.
  • Fellows participate in departmental and interdepartmental conferences, as well as medical student and resident teaching.
  • Departmental resources and support are available for clinicopathologic and translational research projects.


The program is no longer accepting applications for the 2022-2023 fellowship. 


Please submit completed application electronically to Phyllis Bettencourt:

Fellowship Program Coordinator

Markell Stine

Fellowship Program Director

Teri Longacre, MD
Professor of Pathology, Kempson Endowed Chair in Surgical Pathology
Director, GI Pathology Fellowship Program
Director, Gynecologic Pathology Fellowship Program

Current Fellows

Erna Forgo, MD (2020-2021)
Ross University School of Medicine  

Joseph Frye, MD (2020-2021)
University of Missouri, Columbia School of Medicine

Michael Pepper, MD (2020-2021)
Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California

Incoming Fellows

Kyra Berg, MD (2021-2022)
University of British Columbia

Steven Chirieleison, MD, PhD (2021-2022)
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Cindy Wang, MD (2021-2022)
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

Dana Razzano, MD (2021-2022)
Saint George's University School of Medine

Gastrointestinal Faculty

Teri A Longacre, MD

Richard L Kempson Enodowed Professor of Surgical Pathology
Director, Gastrointestinal Pathology
Director, Gynecologic Pathology

John Higgins, MD

Professor of Pathology
Co-Director, Post-Sophomore Fellowship in Pathology
Associate Residency Program Director for Anatomic Pathology

Dr. Higgins is a Professor of Pathology. He earned his MD from Stanford University and completed his training in anatomic pathology at Stanford where he also did fellowship training in immunodiagnosis.  He has a particular interest in renal neoplasia.

Graduated Fellows