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

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. 

Genitourinary Faculty

Emily Chan, MD, PhD

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

Dr. Chan is an Associate Professor of Pathology at Stanford University. She completed her MD, PhD at New York University and Anatomic Pathology residency with subspecialty Genitourinary Pathology training at University of California-San Francisco (UCSF). She is AP board-certified. Dr. Chan has been a GU attending at UCSF for the past five years where she has successfully mentored numerous trainees in projects, publications, and career planning. Her teaching philosophy is that every opportunity to teach is an opportunity to learn and grow; she enjoys teaching and learning from her trainees on a daily basis.

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