GI and Hepatic Pathology Fellowship

The fellowship for academic year 2022-2023 has been filled.

Director: Wenqing Cao, M.D., Associate Professor of Pathology / Director, Gastrointestinal and Liver Pathology Fellowship Program

Description: One fellowship position. The subspecialty GI service at the Department of Pathology at New York University School of Medicine handles over 35,000 GI, 1100 liver, and 200 pancreas cases per year. The fellowship program will include 44 weeks of education and training in diagnostic GI and hepatic pathology emphasizing the characterization of nonneoplastic and neoplastic GI, liver and pancreas diseases, and liver transplantation pathology. There will be independent and collaborative research opportunities sponsored by the Department. Educational and research activities will take place in the Department of Pathology at NYU Langone Health. The diagnostic GI and hepatic pathology curriculum will comprise direct training in macroscopic and microscopic evaluation of GI and hepatobiliary diseases, medical liver and transplantation cases, and consultations. The program will include training in gross examination, frozen section interpretation, histopathologic diagnosis, and molecular pathology relevant to prognosis, prognostication, and therapeutic treatment of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract and liver. The fellow will attend and/or present cases at multidisciplinary GI oncological conferences, inflammatory bowel disease conferences, and medical liver and liver transplantation conferences. Teaching responsibilities include participating in pathology resident gross and histopathology training and unknown cases.

Requirements: Completion of a three-year program in Anatomic Pathology or a four-year program in AP/CP. MUST hold a NY State License/Limited Permit prior to the start date. Please inquire with the Program Manager.

Visas: NYU only offers J-1 visas through the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) to candidates in need of visa sponsorship.

Stipends: Commensurate with Candidate’s level of training.


Applications for positions beginning July 1 should be received by August 30th two years prior to start date.

All application materials should be emailed and sent according to the instructions below.

Email Subject: Lastname, First initial - GI and Hepatic Pathology Fellowship

A complete application includes the following documents as PDF files:

  1. CAP Standardized Applications (Download PDF)
  2. Personal Statement
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. Copy of Medical School Transcript
  5. Copy of USMLE Step 1-3 score reports or COMLEX reports for D.O. candidates (please make sure your PDF files are not password protected)
  6. ECFMG Certificate (if applicable)
  7. Three letters of recommendation dated within the past six months (Letters must come directly from the author or Program Coordinator)

Application files must be titled in the following way:


Letters of recommendation addressed to:

Wenqing Cao, M.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Pathology
Director, Gastrointestinal and Liver Pathology Fellowship Program

Related links:
Clinical Fellows