GI/Liver Pathology Fellowship

This non-ACGME certified fellowship provides one full year of experience in diagnostic gastrointestinal, liver, pancreaticobiliary and transplant pathology. Cases include a wide spectrum of non-neoplastic, neoplastic and allograft pathology, received from the state-of-the-art UW Health Hepatobiliary Oncologic and Transplantation Surgical Services and the Digestive Health Center (close to 20,000 GI cases annually, including 450 medical/allograft liver biopsies, 250 extramural consultations and 575 pediatric GI cases). The service is staffed by 6 GI/Liver subspecialty consultants and additional general surgical pathologists as needed. The program is designed to prepare the fellow for a successful career in academic medicine or private practice with a subspecialty focus. The GI/Liver pathology fellow participates on the GI/Liver subspecialty services, undergoes a frozen section ‘hot seat’ rotation in general pathology, participates in many multidisciplinary conferences (medical liver biopsy, pancreaticobiliary tumor board, colorectal tumor board, UWH/VA regional liver transplant tumor boards, and molecular tumor board), and is involved in teaching of pathology residents and medical students. Based on the evaluation of the candidate’s proficiency and performance, there may be opportunities to be involved in laboratory management projects, independent sign out and resident teaching. Overall the fellowship is aimed at developing academic and leadership skills to thrive as an expert in GI/Liver pathology. Elective time is also available and the fellow is highly encouraged to participate in translational research projects related to GI/Liver pathology. An optional second year devoted to research may be available to interested fellows.

Academic Year Status
2019-2020 Filled
2020-2021 Filled
2021-2022 Filled

Certification or Board eligibility in combined Clinical and Anatomic Pathology, or in Anatomic Pathology.


Interested applicants should prepare a cover letter, current CV, and list of three references.

Go to the UW Jobs site and search for the “GI/ LIVER PATHOLOGY FELLOW” position corresponding to your desired year to bring up the application.

For more information, please contact:

Rashmi Agni, MD Director of GI/Liver Pathology Fellowship
University of Wisconsin Hospital & Clinics
3170-10N MFCB
1685 Highland Ave
Madison, WI 53705


Sara Gross
(608) 262-7158


Rashmi Agni, MD


Shelly Cook, MD
Christopher Cold, MD
Purabi Dhakras, MD
Yongjun Liu, MD, PhD
Kristina Matkowskyj MD, PhD
Igor Slukvin, MD, PhD
Kathryn Swartz, MD
Wei Zhang MD, PhD
Xiaofei Zhang, MD, PhD

Current Fellow

Krisztian Kovacs, MD