The Division of Anatomic Pathology at the University of Alabama Medical Center, Birmingham, offers a one-year fellowship experience in GI tract, liver, pancreas and biliary tract. The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Surgical Pathology laboratory performs approximately 50,000 surgical cases yearly, of which 25% are GI cases. Our robust liver transplant program provides the fellow with numerous diverse GI cases that complement the junior faculty experience. There are multiple interdisciplinary GI conferences at UAB (including GI/Hepatobiliary Oncology, Transplant/Medical Liver Conference among others) in which fellows may actively participate. Sign-out privileges are also anticipated for fellows with appropriate qualifications for both routine and frozen section services. Fellows are encouraged to participate in ongoing basic, translational or applied research projects in collaboration with the more than two dozen faculty members in the Division, leading to publications and presentations at national meetings. Rotations are entirely at the University of Alabama Hospital. The program is optimized with structural didactic lectures and slide sessions relevant to daily practice. For those having an interest in Pediatric Surgical Pathology, a selected rotation at Children's of Alabama (adjacent to UAB Hospital) is possible.

Meet Our GI Pathology Faculty

Andrea KahnSameer Al Diffalha, M.D.
Associate Professor, Anatomic Pathology
Director, GI Pathology Fellowship Program

Andrea KahnDeepti Dhall, M.D.
Professor, Anatomic Pathology
Associate Director, Anatomic Pathology
Director, Surgical Pathology Fellowship Program

Andrea KahnGoo Lee, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Anatomic Pathology

Andrea KahnLeona Council, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Anatomic Pathology



MD degree and completion of pathology core requirements (3 years AP or 4 years of combined AP/CP training). Previous Surgical Pathology or Cytopathology training is preferred.


Stipends are commensurate with the level of postgraduate training in Pathology. Also provided is a professional development fund and a generous relocation allowance.


Submit application along with curriculum vitae and three letters of recommendation, including one from the current program director to path-fellowships@uabmc.edu

Address letters of recommendation to:

Sameer Al Diffalha, M.D.
Associate Professor in Pathology
Director, GI Pathology Fellowship Program
The University of Alabama at Birmingham
619 19th Street South, HSB 149M, Birmingham, AL 35249

GI Pathology Fellowship Information

Susan Mills
Program Coordinator
Telephone: (205) 975-3450
Email: path-fellowships@uabmc.edu
Website: https://www.uab.edu/medicine/pathology/education/fellowship-program