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.


Stanford establishes PGY levels for new fellows based on the successful completion of all prerequisite training required for entry into your fellowship program. Stanford does not recognize additional training beyond the prerequisite training requirements when establishing the PGY level for entry into the program.


The program is no longer accepting applications for the 2024-2025 fellowship.


Please submit completed application electronically to Phyllis Bettencourt:

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

Fellowship Program Coordinator

Markell Stine

Current Fellows

Recep Nigdelioglu, MD
Medical School: Marmara University, School of Medicine
Residency: Loyola University, Stritch School of Medicine
Past Fellowship: Surgical Pathology, Mayo Clnic, College of Medicine and Science

Clark Tolson Nichols, MD
Medical School: Medical College of Georgia
Residency: University of Hawaii, John A. Burns School of Medicine

Jeenal Gordhandas, MBBS
Medical School: MIMER Medical College (India)
Residency: UC San Diego School of Medicine

Incoming Fellows

TBD (please check back)

Gastrointestinal Faculty

Teri A Longacre, MD

Richard L Kempson Enodowed Professor of Surgical Pathology
Director, Gastrointestinal Pathology
Director, Gynecologic Pathology
Director, Faculty Development and Diversity

Neeraja Kambham, MD

Professor of Pathology
Director, Renal Pathology Service
Director, Electron Microscopy
Director, Anatomic Pathology Service

Dr. Neeraja Kambham is a pathologist at Stanford Medicine and is affiliated with Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. She received her medical degree from Osmania Medical College NTR UHS and has been in practice for more than 20 years. Research interests primarily involve medical diseases and transplantation pathology of the kidney and liver.

Graduated Fellows