Vanderbilt Department of Pathology
Director: Kay Washington, M.D., Ph.D.

This is a flexible, one-or two-year training experience for pathologists who have completed 4 years of AP/CP pathology training or 3 years of AP training, or for fully board-eligible/ board-certified individuals; one position per year is usually offered.

The fellowship offers exposure to GI and liver surgical pathology cases at Vanderbilt Hospital, fulfilling primary signout responsibilities, including surgical specimens, medical biopsies, and frozen sections with concentrated exposure to GI and liver biopsies and consultation cases. Primary signout responsibilities are under Dr. Washingtons oversight. Flexible time is spent in elective study/research including opportunity for clinicopathologic and translational research.

The curriculum includes weekly informal microscopy review sessions with Dr. Washington on a variety of GI and liver pathology topics, opportunities for medical student and resident teaching, responsibility for presentation of pathology findings at a variety of multidisciplinary conferences, and research opportunities in GI and liver pathology. The fellows also participate in departmental and interdepartmental conferences.

For fellowship starting July 1, 2018, applications will be accepted startng July 2016 and interviews will begin in September 2016.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, standard VMC Residency/Fellowship application (please see the following link: /gme/13198 to download) and three letters of recommendation to:

Tapherine DeVany

PMI Department Education Specialist

Graduate Medical Education Office

Office location: MCN CC3322

Mailing Address:

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

MCN CC-3322

1161 21st Avenue South

Nashville, TN 37232-2561


Kay Washington, MD, PhD, Professor

Chanjuan Shi, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor