Clinical Fellowships: GI and Hepatic Pathology

Program Faculty

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Matthew M.C. Yeh, MD PhD
Director, GI & Hepatic Pathology Fellowship Program
Professor, Pathology

Paul E. Swanson, MD
Professor, Pathology
Chief, GI and Hepatic Pathology Service

Lisa Koch, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Pathology

Xianyong (Sean) Gui, MD
Associate Professor, Pathology

Deepti M. Reddi, MD
Acting Assistant Professor, Pathology


The gastrointestinal pathology fellow participates in all activities of the GI pathology service. The fellow evaluates gastrointestinal biopsies from the University of Washington Academic Medical Center, including liver and pancreatic transplant biopsies, with the pathology resident, and communicates the results to the gastroenterology fellow or attending. The fellow has primary responsibility for the evaluation and work up of outside consultation cases (approximately 1,500 annually), including dictation of reports and letters to the contributing pathologist and responding to telephone calls about the cases.

The fellow is responsible for presenting at hospital-wide clinical conferences, including GI clinicopathologic case conference, liver and pancreas transplant conference, liver tumor conferences, VGI Tumor Board, Pancreatic Tumor Board, GI journal club and GI histopathology conference. Each fellow is expected to complete one or more significant research projects. These can be either clinically oriented studies using patient case material, or they can be done in collaboration with a basic scientist and involve laboratory bench work, usually in the area of molecular biology. The latter usually requires an additional year of training and a funding source. 1 position/year

Program Goals and Objectives

Typical Schedule


Applicants are expected to have completed the training required for certification in Clinical and/or Anatomic Pathology by the American Board of Pathology. This requirement may be waived by the Program Director in exceptional cases.

Stipend & Benefits

Appointment is for one year. Stipend and benefits are based on the schedule for residents at an equivalent level. Fellows are encouraged to apply for extramural funding if additional research training is desired.

For More Information

Dr. Matthew Yeh
Department of Laboratory Medicine & Pathology
University of Washington
Box 356100
Seattle, WA 98195-6100

Candidates need to submit electronic documents for their application packet.  We accept .doc, .jpg, .pdf and .tif documents as attachments to our fellowship email address.  Letters of reference can be sent by email attachment as well as long as they are on department letterhead and sent directly from the writer's office email OR administrative office email.  Click the link below for specific information about our requirements and applicable forms.

Application & Instructions for Pathology Fellowships
We do not accept the APC Standard Application Form

Application Email Address:

Include fellowship year and name in subject line.

If you have questions or problems, please contact our Academic Programs Coordinator.