The Department of Pathology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Aurora, Colorado
offers a one-year fellowship program in
Gastrointestinal and Liver Pathology based at the University of Colorado
Hospital. The program design provides broad exposure to gastrointestinal,
pancreaticobiliary, and hepatic surgical pathology. Over the last few years,
our digestive disease service provides care for approximately 12,000 to 14,000
patients per year. Reflecting the broad scope, expertise, and growth of
the institution's related surgery, gastroenterology, hepatology, and liver
transplant services, our group sees the entire range of medical and oncologic
adult digestive diseases, including a top quartile amount and variety of
pancreaticobiliary, hepatic, and liver transplant cases. Our University of
Colorado Hospital is designated an NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center
and a National Pancreas Foundation Center of Excellence. The current digestive
disease surgical pathology faculty at the University of Colorado Hospital
includes Drs. Jeffrey Kaplan, Erin Rubin, Christina Arnold, Tony Neto, Toby
Cornish, Lindsey Westbrook, and Patrick Henn.
through the gastrointestinal, pancreaticobiliary, and hepatic surgical
pathology services at the University of Colorado Hospital, the fellow will
individually work-up cases in a self-directed manner and this will be closely
followed with feedback and instruction obtained during the faculty's regular
clinical practice workflow. Elective time is available to complete research
projects or rotate through other pathology sub specialties. Appropriate
individuals may be offered the opportunity to progress during their fellowship
year to an instructor-fellow position with sign-out privileges. Over the course
of their time in the fellowship program, the fellow will be responsible for
submitting at least an abstract for national presentation. Teaching is an
important part of the fellowship program, and the fellow will be involved in
the education of medical students, residents, and our clinical colleagues.
In addition to the core clinical practice outlined above, the fellow will be integrated into the services’ ancillary clinical activities. The fellow will participate in the core five weekly multidisciplinary clinical conferences for which we provide consultant services: Pancreaticobiliary Multidisciplinary Conference, Colorectal Cancer Multidisciplinary Conference, Esophagogastric Multidisciplinary Conference, Medical Liver Pathology Rounds, and Liver and Neuroendocrine Tumor Multidisciplinary Conference. Consultations are provided as needed for other clinical conferences, such as the Liver Transplant Selection Committee and Inflammatory Bowel Disease Conference. The fellow will participate in the daily Digestive Disease Case Consultation Conference within our department; at this daily conference, the gastrointestinal and liver pathology group presents and discusses challenging and interesting cases.
Applicants must have graduated from an accredited school of medicine or osteopathy, be eligible for medical licensure in the State of Colorado and be board-eligible or board-certified in AP or AP/CP by the start of the fellowship term.
Send the completed CAP standardized fellowship application (see link below, CAP website, or email Dr. Kaplan for a copy; please do not include a photo), cover letter, and curriculum vitae to Dr. Jeffrey Kaplan via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Application: Pat Braund Fellowship application 2021
University of Colorado Department of Pathology Website: http://pathology.ucdenver.edu
Residency / Fellowship Program Coordinator
Academic Office 1 - Department of Pathology
12631 E. 17th Avenue
Mail Stop B216
Aurora, Colorado 80045