GI and Hepatic Pathology Fellowship


Matthew M. Yeh, MD, PhD

Professor | Director, Gastrointestinal and Hepatic Pathology Fellowship Program

Paul E. Swanson, MD

Professor | Service Leader of Gastrointestinal, Hepatic, and Pancreatic Pathology | Director, Gastrointestinal Pathology Laboratory | Director, Surgical Pathology Fellowship Program

Lisa Koch, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor | Director, Breast & Gynecologic Pathology Fellowship | Co-Director, Post-Sophomore Fellowship Program

Xianyong (Sean) Gui, MD

Associate Professor

Deepti M. Reddi, MD

Acting Assistant Professor

Annie N. Samraj, MBBS

Acting Assistant Professor

Program Description

The gastrointestinal pathology fellow participates in all activities of the GI pathology service. The fellow evaluates gastrointestinal specimens from the University of Washington Medical Center, including liver, small bowel and pancreatic transplant specimens, with the pathology residents under faculty's supervision, and communicates the results to the gastroenterology/surgery/oncology 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 to the consulting pathologist/clinician and responding to telephone calls/pages about the cases.

The fellow is responsible for presenting at hospital-wide clinical conferences and teaching, including liver transplant conference, liver tumor boards, GI Tumor Board, Pancreatic Tumor Board, Pathology QA conference and GI histopathology conference. Each fellow is expected to complete one or more significant scholarly projects. These can be either clinically oriented studies using patient case material, or they can be done in collaboration with researchers 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. 2 positions/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. 

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

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

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