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

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.