UC Davis offers a one-year GI/liver pathology fellowship which is designed to prepare the fellow as a diagnostic expert in the interpretation of GI, liver, and pancreatobiliary specimens, while also providing continued exposure to the other surgical pathology subspecialities. Expertise will include: gross examination, biopsy diagnosis/interpretation, appropriate work-up of cancer resections, and intra-operative consultations (frozen section interpretation). The fellow will develop an analytical approach to diagnosis which includes the appropriate use of ancillary techniques (immunohistochemistry and molecular pathology). Training in this program will encompass consultation to healthcare staff, residents, pathologists and clinicians including tumor boards and other conferences. The fellow will also participate in departmental teaching activities for residents and medical students. At completion, the successful fellow will be able to demonstrate the knowledge, poise, maturity and communication skills to effectively function at the level of junior staff/faculty. This fellowship also includes the opportunity for junior attending sign-out experience, upon approval of the Fellowship Director.

The Fellowship Director will select from resident applicants who have preferably had four or more years of training with two years anatomic pathology and two years clinical pathology experience or an AP only residency. Applicants must be licensed in California in the spring prior to their start date.

» UPDATED September 19, 2023

2026-2027 Applications for GI/Liver Pathology Fellowship open May 1, 2024

Completed applications consist of the following and must be free of gaps of time, whether professional or personal:

  • CV/Resume/CAP standardized form
  • Personal statement
  • Three letters of recommendation sent directly from the author (one must be from the Residency Program Director)
    • Please address to Karen Matsukuma, M.D., Ph.D., Director, GI/Liver Pathology Fellowship
  • APC and CAP fellowship application guidelines (PDF link)

Please submit all application materials to Damaris Rodriguez, Fellowship Program Coordinator at: hs-pathfellowships@ucdavis.edu.