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Gastrointestinal and Liver Pathology

Pathology & Lab Medicine

This rotation includes surgical pathology of the gastrointestinal tract and liver. The resident will assume primary responsibility for tumor board and biopsy conference cases. 

Daily review of surgical pathology biopsies and large gastrointestinal and liver specimens will be performed after sign-out. The resident will get re-cuts of all interesting cases and add them to the appropriate study sets. All gastrointestinal and liver consultations will be previewed and a preliminary diagnosis and dictation performed. The resident will be expected to spend at least one day in the endoscopy suite, to see the process of obtaining gastrointestinal specimens. Additionally, review of study sets and reading is expected. For rotations greater than one month, a research project is expected. 

The resident will prepare and preview all of the conference and tumor board cases with Dr. Lewin. The resident will then present the appropriate cases at the conference. The list of conferences is as follows:

  • Liver biopsy conference 
  • Digestive Disease Case Conference: pathology is presented for the case if appropriate.
  • Liver Transplant Selection Committee
  • Thoracic Tumor Board (Esophageal tumors are discussed)
  • GI Tumor Board (Pathology of discussed patients is presented)
  • Liver Tumor Board