Gastrointestinal (GI) Pathology Fellowship


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

  • 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 2020-2021 fellowship. 

For additional information please contact Phyllis Bettencourt at:

Send application to:

Phyllis Bettencourt
Department of Pathology
Stanford University School of Medicine
300 Pasteur Drive, Room L235
Stanford, CA 94305-5324


Fellowship Program Coordinator

Markell Stine
300 Pasteur Dr., R309
Stanford, CA 94305
Phone: (650) 497-6371

Current Fellows 2018-2019

Alaleh Shandiz, MD 
Islamic Azad University, Mashhad Branch

Jordan Sim, MD 
University of Ottawa

Incoming Fellows

Anne Chen, MD (2019-2020)
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine 

Gregory Scott, MD, PhD (2019-2020)
Oregon Health Sciences University School of Medicine 

Nkechi Okonknwo, MD (2019-2020)
University of Texas Medicial Branch

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

Mona Wood, MD, PhD (2020-2021)
University of California, Irvine, College of Medicine

Oscar Silva, MD, PhD (2020-2021)
University of California, Los Angeles, Geffen School of Medicine 

Gastrointestinal Faculty

Gerald Berry, MD

Professor of Pathology
Director of Anatomic Pathology

Jeanne Shen, MD

Assistant Professor of Pathology (Gastrointestinal)