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Gastrointestinal and Hepatobiliary Pathology Fellowship (Minnesota)


Program description

The one-year Gastrointestinal and Hepatobiliary Pathology Fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, offers exposure to a broad spectrum of biopsy material and surgical specimens relating to gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary disease.

Mayo Clinic's annual volume of gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary specimens includes:

  • Nearly 20,000 in-house endoscopic GI biopsy cases and 4,000 extramural consultation cases
  • More than 4,000 liver biopsies, including 400 from liver transplant patients and more than 2,000 in the extramural consultation practice
  • A large-volume surgical practice with broad exposure to resected gastrointestinal, pancreatic and hepatobiliary cancers

The fellowship combines diagnostic training with opportunities for basic science and clinicopathologic research projects. There are also extensive opportunities for interactions with clinical colleagues in the form of working conferences (reviewing and discussing material from active patients), teaching conferences (explaining pathology to clinicians and clinical trainees), and attendance at clinical conferences.


The Gastrointestinal and Hepatobiliary Pathology Fellowship is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

Program history

The Gastrointestinal and Hepatobiliary Pathology Fellowship was accredited in 2006. Since that time, more than 10 physicians have completed training. It is anticipated that one fellow will complete training in this program annually.