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 2023-2024 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

Kyra Berg, MD
Medical School: University of British Columbia
Residency: University of British Columbia

Cindy Wang, MD
Medical School: Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Residency: University of Chicago School of Medicine

Dana Razzano, MD
Medical School: Saint George's University School of Medicine
Residency: Westchester Medical Center
Cytopathology Fellowship: Yale University School of Medicine

Steven Chirieleison, MD, PhD
Medical School: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Residency: Stanford University School of Medicine (AP3)

Incoming Fellows

Recep Nigdelioglu, MD (2022-2023)

Clark Tolson Nichols, MD (2022-2023)

Jeenal Gordhandas, MBBS (2022-2023)

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