Department of Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology


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. Washington’s 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. 

The fellowship application window is closed for the 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 positions. Please check back for updates regarding the 2018-19 position at the beginning of 2016.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, standard VMC Residency/Fellowship application (please see the following link:  http://www.mc.vanderbilt.edu/root/vumc.php?site=gme&doc=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 C-3321A

1161 21st Avenue South

Nashville, TN 37232-2561




Kay Washington, MD, PhD, Professor

Chanjuan Shi, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor