Gastrointestinal and Liver Pathology

Gastrointestinal and Liver Pathology

Alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency

The goals of this rotation are to:

  • Gain knowledge of the pathology of neoplastic disorders that affect the luminal GI tract, liver and pancreas, including clinical aspects of these disorders
  • Gain knowledge of the pathology of non-neoplastic disorders that affect the luminal GI tract, liver and pancreas, including clinical aspects of these disorders
Case Mix
Rotation Structure

This one-month rotation consists of two weeks of GI large specimens and biopsies, and two weeks of GI biopsies and liver.

Residents are involved in the daily workload examining tissue specimens, constructing pathology reports, communicating with clinicians, and providing top-quality patient care in a three-day cycle:

  • Day 1
    • Gross GI surgical specimens
  • Day 2
    • Morning: Preview and sign-out GI biopsies
    • Afternoon/Evening: Preview and write-up grossed GI surgical specimens
  • Day 3
    • Sign-out grossed GI surgical specimens
Subspecialty Conferences

Residents are encouraged to attend several monthly GI-related clinicopathologic conferences during rotations. These conferences provide excellent opportunities to interact with clinicians and to enrich our knowledge about clinical management of a variety of GI disorders. These conferences include:

  • Colorectal tumor board, first Wednesday
  • IBD case conference every Wednesday
  • Pancreatic/biliary conference, third Tuesday
  • Neuroendocrine conference, third Tuesday
  • Small bowel conference, second Thursday
  • Esophageal conference, fourth Thursday
  • GI pathology conference for GI fellows and gastroenterologists, second and fourth Wednesday
  • GI pathology consensus conference, daily after consensus conference
Research Opportunities
Have Questions or Need Help?

If you have questions or would like to learn more about the Anatomic and Clinical Pathology Residency Program at Cedars-Sinai, please call or send a message to Academic Program Coordinator, LeeTanya Marion-Murray.

Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
8700 Beverly Blvd., Room 8709
Los Angeles, CA 90048-1804