Genitourinary Pathology Fellowship


At Stanford we offer a dedicated Genitourinary Pathology Fellowship (ACGME accredited) that will provide in-depth training in GU pathology with the goal of becoming a specialist in the field. The Stanford Genitourinary Pathology Service is rich with both routine GU pathology and advanced consultative material to learn from. Graduated responsibility opportunities include a Junior Attending rotation, presenting at GU tumor boards, teaching opportunities (such as departmental fellow-led teaching conferences), and service as a point person and consultant on GU-pathology-related issues. 

Elective and research time can be used to pursue additional subspecialty training in other areas (such as GYN, GI, or renal pathology) or to work on research projects. Departmental resources and support are available for clinicopathologic and translational research projects.  

The Department of Pathology accepts 1 GU pathology fellow per year.

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.

Emily Chan, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Pathology
Director, Genitourinary Pathology Service
Director, Genitourinary Fellowship Program


We offer a one-year GU fellowship that provides advanced, focused, and intensive training in diagnostic genitourinary pathology:

  • GU service fellowship rotation (consults, in house overflow cases, second reviews,
    tumor board coverage, overall service point person)
  •  “Junior Attending” rotation (fellow reviews GU cases with assigned residents at “sign-out” and works up cases as if going to finalize independently, with hand-off to GU pathology faculty for report finalization and discussion)
  • Frozen section rotation
  • Surgical pathology selectives (including “Hotseat”: preliminary review of all cases prior to residents with focus on GU bench) 
  • Research
  • Elective
  • Vacation and educational/conference leave (4 weeks total)

Sample Rotation Schedule

Each Block is 4 weeks; 13 blocks x 4 weeks per block = 52 weeks (1 year). One Genitourinary (GU) service fellow rotation may be at the VA. Elective is any rotation within the Department of Pathology at SHC, including research. Selective is any surgical pathology rotation within the Department of Pathology, including medial renal pathology and hot seat. The GU fellow is permitted 3 weeks of pre-scheduled vacation and 1 week of conferences at times approved by the program director. 


At this time, positions for 2024-2025 and 2025-2026 have been filled.

Applications due end of August, 2 years prior to start date; applications reviewed on a rolling basis. The duration of the program is one year with a prerequisite of 3 years AP or 4 years AP/CP.

Required Materials

  1. Completed Standardized Application for Pathology Fellowships form (CAP with supplemental available below) with your signature
  2. Updated Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  3. Cover letter and/or personal statement
  4. 3 letters of recommendation
  5. Photo

Please submit application and letters electronically to

Emily Chan, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Pathology
Director, Genitourinary Pathology Service
Director, Genitourinary Fellowship Program

Genitourinary Faculty

Ankur Sangoi, MD

Professor of Pathology

Dr. Sangoi is a Professor of Pathology at Stanford University. He earned his bachelor and medical degrees from Saint Louis University. He completed Anatomic and Clinical Pathology residency with subspecialty Genitourinary Pathology training at Stanford, and is AP/CP board-certified. He was in a busy private practice for many years while continuing active kidney, bladder, and prostate pathology research and publications, before returning back to academia to pursue more focused efforts in genitourinary pathology research and teaching residents/fellows.

Current Genitourinary Fellows [2023-24]

Casey Morrison, MD

Medical School: University of Virginia School of Medicine
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Graduated Genitourinary Fellows