Liver Pathology Fellowship

Program Description | Faculty | Curriculum | Application Process

Program Description
Mount Sinai Beth Israel Liver Pathology Fellowship Program is a joint program between the Division of Digestive Diseases in the Department of Medicine and the Department of Pathology. This one-year fellowship is mentored by world-renowned hepatology-pathologist Dr. Neil Theise. In conjunction with four additional dedicated hepatologists and the strong presence in the diagnosis and management of patients with liver disease, the fellowship offers an excellent opportunity for the academic training of a fellow in this focused area. The program will utilize clinical material at Beth Israel and throughout Continuum to afford this opportunity. The fellowship will focus of liver pathology and provide both focused diagnostic pathology training and research. The fellow will function within the newly established liver pathology diagnostic pathology service to all the hospitals within the Continuum Health Partners. The Liver Pathology Fellow is also engaged in extensive clinical-pathologic correlation studies under the mentorship of Dr. Theise. These projects are developed and performed in association with clinicians from all of the affiliate hospitals and reflect the range of clinical interests of gastroenterology fellows and attendings alike.

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Curriculum
The clinical and research activities will follow a consistent schedule for the 12 months of the fellowship.

Schedule

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
  8:30-9:30am
Department of Medicine Grand Rounds
8:00-9:00am
Digestive Diseases Division Grand Rounds
8:30-9:30am
Digestive Diseases/Liver Pathology Grand Rounds
9:00-12:00pm
Liver Clinic
  9:30-10:30am
Pathophysiology Conference
10:00-11:00am
Liver Conference
   
1:00-3:00pm
Diagnostic Liver Pathology
Sign-out Rounds
1:00-3:00pm
Diagnostic Liver Pathology
Sign-out Rounds
1:00-3:00pm
Diagnostic Liver Pathology
Sign-out Rounds
1:00-3:00pm
Diagnostic Liver Pathology
Sign-out Rounds
1:00-3:00pm
Diagnostic Liver Pathology
Sign-out Rounds
3:00-5:00pm
Research
3:00-5:00pm
Research
3:00-4:00pm
Research
3:00-5:00pm
Research
3:00-5:00pm
Research
    4:00pm
Journal Club/
Research Conference/
Clinical Rounds
   

Requirements and Responsibilities

  • Daily participation in diagnostic sign-outs with pathologist Attending.
  • Regular attendance in liver clinic and ward rounds of the clinical hepatology service.
  • Self-study and subsequent review of teaching sets of Dr. Theise (annual, topic-defined circulating case collections from the International Liver Pathology Study Group and personal teaching files).
  • Participation in journal club in a rotational schedule with clinical gastroenterology fellows. Attendance at weekly divisional grand rounds and other divisional academic meetings.
  • Design and development of independent clinicopathologic research studies related to hepatology, including submission of abstracts to professional meetings and preparation of completed manuscripts for publication. Basic techniques to be emphasized: histochemistry, immunohistochemistry, in situ hybridization.
  • Attendance at the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP) in March and the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) in November.
  • Assisting with development, design and follow through on pathology aspects of clinical studies of gastroenterology fellows and attendings.

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Faculty
Neil D. Theise, M.D., Hepatology-Pathologist
Henry C. Bodenheimer, Jr., MD, Division Chief
David Clain, MD, Hepatologist
Albert Min, MD, Hepatologist
Douglas Meyer, MD, Hepatologist
Jack Charney, MD, Pathologist

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Application Process

Eligibility of applicants:

  • Any Pathologist who has recently completed his/her residency

Please send all materials to:

Gayle Olton, Fellowship Coordinator
Mount Sinai Beth Israel
First Avenue at 16th Street, Suite 17BH50
New York, NY 10003

Telephone: (212) 420-4015
Fax: (212) 420-4373
Email: golton@chpnet.org

To apply, please submit:

  1. Filled Application Form. We accept universal application form from www.gastro.org.
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Personal statement
  4. Three letters of recommendation (LOR). One LOR should be from your residency program director.

We will select and contact potential candidates for interview. Reviewing process will be ended by the second week of November.

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