Surgical Pathology with Gastrointestinal (GI) Emphasis

This one-year program is designed to provide an advanced, intensive educational experience in Gastrointestinal Surgical Pathology. The fellowship emphasizes graduated responsibility and includes a significant component of independent fellow signout. The fellow will also present at our three GI Tumor Boards (Colorectal, Hepatobiliary, Neuroendocrine) and will be integral to our weekly, pathologist-driven GI-Liver Biopsy Multidisciplinary Teaching Conference. The fellow also will rotate through four months of our General Surgical Pathology Service, with Hot Seat, Frozen Section, and Consults rotations. Research is strongly encouraged, and our faculty are highly motivated to mentor trainees in clinical and translational projects.

University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics has 45,000 Surgical Pathology accessions each year, including 10,000 in-house GI cases and 350 extramural consultations. The GI Pathology Service handles all in-house and consult tubal gut and liver cases, including a large volume of pediatric cases. We have an active liver transplant program. Our GI Pathology faculty also direct the Clinical Immunohistochemistry Laboratory, sign out on the Molecular Pathology Service, and participate in the nation’s first and only neuroendocrine tumor SPORE.


Applications will be accepted from residents who will have had three years of straight Anatomic Pathology training or four years of combined Anatomic and Clinical Pathology training. Board eligible applicants are preferred.


Rostislav Ranguelov, M.D.
Co-Director, GI Pathology Fellowship Track
Phone: (319) 356-3264

Andrew M Bellizzi, MD
Co-Director, GI Pathology Fellowship Track
Phone: 1-319-356-4436