Liver/GI Pathology Fellowship

The Liver and Gastrointestinal Pathology Fellowship at Washington University School of Medicine is a one year program,  recruiting one fellow every year, aimed at focusing on and training individuals for academic practice. The fellowship is designed to take advantage of the opportunities offered by the presence of strong clinical programs in Hepatology, Colorectal and Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgery (including liver and pancreas transplant services), and Gastroenterology.


The Liver/GI Fellowship program was started at Washington University School of Medicine in July 2010 by Dr. Elizabeth Brunt. Dr. Brunt was the program director until she retired in 2015. Dr. Jon Ritter is the current program director. To date, nine fellows have graduated.


To achieve specialized training in the pathology of hepatobiliary, pancreatic, and luminal gastrointestinal tract. The objective is to achieve competence in gross and microscopic skills, to understand clinicopathologic correlations, be familiar with the standard management of the various pathologic conditions in this subspecialty, and to develop teaching and research skills.


The program stipulates 9 months of compulsory clinical service, and 3 months of flexible elective rotations (where the trainees can choose to rotate to other subspecialty areas, do clinical rotations, or undertake dedicated research time). Clinical service involves grossing, microscopic reviewing, formulation of a meaningful and complete report, and sign-out of routine hospital cases under the guidance of a faculty, with the option to be able to perform independent sign-out duties towards the end of the fellowship, if judged competent by the fellowship program. Other areas of exposure include presentation at multidisciplinary and teaching conferences.  Informal teaching and guidance to residents or medical students rotating on this subspecialty service are also expected.

Clinical material

The clinical material for the program includes all liver/pancreas/ luminal GI biopsy and resection material in Barnes-Jewish hospital and Barnes West County Hospital, as well as consult cases. There are over 16,000 specimens generated each year. The material from St. Louis Children’s hospital goes to the pediatric pathology service, but the L/GI Fellow has an opportunity to avail themselves of pertinent material.


Training for the fellowship occurs in the state of the art facilities of Washington University School of Medicine/Barnes Jewish Hospital/St. Louis Children’s Hospital.  The Liver/GI section is located in the 680,000 square-foot BJC Institute of Health (BJCIH) at Washington University School of Medicine which is an 11-story research building housing laboratories and support facilities and is Washington University’s largest building.


Applicants must be Board eligible or certified in anatomic and/or clinical pathology.

Applications for the 2021-2022 academic year are currently being accepted, apply here.

For general questions, please contact Kim Green, 314-747-8159.

Faculty and trainees


Current trainees

For further information please contact:
Kim Green
Fellowship Coordinator
Department of Pathology & Immunology
Washington University School of Medicine
660 S. Euclid Ave., Box 8118
St. Louis, MO 63110
Phone: (314) 747-8159