Contact Us

Program Coordinator, Selective Pathology – Gastrointestinal/Hepatic Pathology Fellowship Program
Aeelyn Urdaneta
Phone: 305-585-8164
Email: a.urdaneta1@med.miami.edu

Program Manager, Selective Pathology – Gastrointestinal/Hepatic Fellowship Program
Arniece Gutierrez
Phone: 305-585-7400
Email: acgutierrez@med.miami.edu

Application Information

Eligibility:
Our program does not participate in a match program. The final fellowship selections are made among the interviewed candidates by the faculty and/or selection committee.

How to Apply:
Applicants should send an application form to Program Coordinator Aeelyn Urdaneta at a.urdaneta1@med.miami.edu and Program Manager Arniece Gutierrez at acgutierrez@med.miami.edu with the following:

  • C.V.
  •  Three Letters of Recommendation

Deadline:
Applications are accepted until September 30.

Call Schedule

There is no call schedule required.

Locations

Jackson Memorial Hospital

1611 N.W. 12th Avenue

Miami, FL 33136

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Holtz Children’s Hospital

1611 N.W. 12th Avenue

Miami, FL 33136

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Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

1475 N.W. 12th Avenue

Miami, FL 33136

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UHealth Tower

1400 N.W. 12th Avenue

Miami, FL 33136

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Program Requirements

Medical Licensing Examination:
All applicants must successfully complete United States Medical Licensing Examination Steps 1, 2 and 3 prior to the start of the program.

Postgraduate Training:
Candidates must be MDs or DOs who have completed at least two years of residency training in pathology in an ACGME-accredited program. Candidates must be board-eligible or certified in anatomic pathology and licensed in Florida or eligible for Florida medical licensure.

Visas

The J1-Visa: Alien Physician Program, sponsored by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates, is the standard visa for residents/fellows who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

For specific program eligibility/qualifications or additional information, please contact:

Lourdes Boet
Hospital Services Supervisor
Physician Services Department

Jackson Health System
1611 N.W. 12th Ave. Suite ET-1004
Miami, FL 33136-1096
Phone: 305-355-1122
Fax: 305-355-1123
Email: LBoet@jhsmiami.org

Selective Pathology – Gastrointestinal/Hepatic Pathology Fellowship

Mission & Vision

Our mission is to provide advanced, in-depth training in gastrointestinal pathology. We seek to train pathologists to attain the appropriate knowledge, skills and attitudes to become excellent gastrointestinal pathologists.

Mission & Vision

Our mission is to provide advanced, in-depth training in gastrointestinal pathology. We seek to train pathologists to attain the appropriate knowledge, skills and attitudes to become excellent gastrointestinal pathologists.

Program Director’s Welcome

Our Selective Pathology – Gastrointestinal/Hepatic Pathology Fellowship is a one-year, ACGME- approved program. The program is both clinically and academically oriented and focused on development of diagnostic skills in the areas of gastrointestinal, liver and pancreas pathology, including neoplastic and non-neoplastic diseases. Our division provides a robust volume of excellent and diverse materials for the education of our clinical fellows. In addition to acquiring microscopic diagnostic skills, our fellows supervise the pathology residents’ grossing and previewing of cases before signing out the cases with the attending pathologist.

Program Director’s Welcome

Our Selective Pathology – Gastrointestinal/Hepatic Pathology Fellowship is a one-year, ACGME- approved program. The program is both clinically and academically oriented and focused on development of diagnostic skills in the areas of gastrointestinal, liver and pancreas pathology, including neoplastic and non-neoplastic diseases. Our division provides a robust volume of excellent and diverse materials for the education of our clinical fellows. In addition to acquiring microscopic diagnostic skills, our fellows supervise the pathology residents’ grossing and previewing of cases before signing out the cases with the attending pathologist.

Fellows also participate in the development and implementation of quality improvement processes for our clinical laboratories and take an active role in intraoperative consultations. Additionally, fellows are responsible for multidisciplinary clinicopathologic conference and tumor board presentations at University of Miami/Jackson Health System facilities, where integration of clinical, radiographic and pathologic findings are discussed and management plans are determined. Additionally, the fellows have clinical rotations in gastrointestinal, liver and pancreas clinics.

Our faculty is actively involved as teachers, role models, scholars, advisers and mentors who are committed to helping trainees identify niches to be successful and satisfied. Educational activities aimed at providing an avenue for reinforcing medical knowledge, in addition to daily sign-out sessions and clinicopathologic conferences and tumor boards, include didactic sessions and journal clubs. The fellows are also exposed to a variety of clinical/translational research opportunities in which they are expected to actively participate.

-Monica Garcia-Buitrago, MD

Description

Our faculty is actively involved as teachers, role models, scholars, advisers and mentors who are committed to helping trainees identify niches to be successful and satisfied. Educational activities aimed at providing an avenue for reinforcing medical knowledge, in addition to daily sign-out sessions and clinicopathologic conferences and tumor boards, include didactic sessions and journal clubs. The fellows are also exposed to a variety of clinical/translational research opportunities in which they are expected to actively participate.

-Monica Garcia-Buitrago, MD

Fast Facts

Accreditation

Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education

Number of Fellows per Year?

3

Duration of Fellowship?

1 year

Program Highlights

Active participation in the development & implementation of quality improvement processes & intraoperative consultations

Clinical/translational research opportunities

Multidisciplinary clinicopathologic conferences & tumor boards

Clinical Experience

Year 1

Fellows will spend their time dedicated to the following areas over the course of their one-year fellowship:

44 weeks: Liver, Luminal Gastrointestinal and Pancreatic Pathology (in-house and consultation services)

2 weeks: Gastrointestinal Clinics (endoscopy suite)

2 weeks: Research

4 weeks: Vacation

Your Faculty

Maria Abreu, MD
Director, Crohn’s & Colitis Center
Professor, Medicine
Professor, Microbiology and Immunology

Jonathan England, MD
Assistant Professor, Clinical Pathology
Associate Director, Pathology – Anatomic and Clinical Residency Program

Yao-Shan Fan, MD, PhD
Director, Molecular Pathology and Cytogenetics

Monica Garcia-Buitrago, MD
Director, Gastrointestinal Pathology Service
Director, Selective Pathology – Gastrointestinal/Hepatic Pathology and Cytopathology Fellowship programs
Professor, Clinical Pathology

Clara Milikowski, MD
Associate Professor, Clinical Pathology
Director, Autopsy Services

Julio Poveda, MD
Assistant Professor, Clinical Pathology

Alumni Placements Include:

Advanced Pathology Solutions
Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California
Sanford Medical Center Fargo
The University of Alabama

Alumni Placements Include:

Advanced Pathology Solutions
Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California
Sanford Medical Center Fargo
The University of Alabama