Gastrointestinal (GI) Pathology Fellowship

Program Description

Our mission is to contribute to the prevention and the cure of cancer through education of future GI Pathologists, especially those with interest in an academic career. The GI Pathology Fellowship Program is designed to provide broad exposure, along with in-depth training in all aspects of neoplastic and non-neoplastic gastrointestinal (GI) and hepato-pancreato-biliary pathology, including both routine and diagnostic, immunohistochemical and other advanced ancillary techniques.

The GI Pathology Fellowship is a one-year position that will be an opportunity to enhance the diagnostic and clinical correlative skills and competency of the fellow to pursue a successful career in the academic, community hospital and practice settings. This will include the gross inspection and dissection, frozen section selection and interpretation, as well as complete evaluation of the surgical and consult cases assigned to the fellow and under direct supervision of the attending and participating faculty members with expertise in gastrointestinal and hepato-pancreato­biliary pathology. The variety of lesions/tumors seen at Moffitt Cancer Center includes not only pathologic conditions (mostly tumors) from any portion of the GI tract, but also transplantation-related specimens not usually found in other GI fellowships across the country. In addition, the integration of the pathology fellow with the GI Tumor Program in a programmatic fashion makes this fellowship very competitive. 

Finally, the extension of the fellowship to include rotations in the CLIA-certified Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory and for exposure to the remaining CCSG Cores and to QA/Lab Management topics is very original and will attract fellows across the country. This fellowship reflects Moffitt's national reputation as the steward of personalized medicine and translational research.


The fellow is encouraged and expected to conduct at least one project in clinical or translational research with presentation at a national pathology meeting and publication in one of the peer reviewed journals. 



Applicants must hold an M.D. degree (or foreign equivalent and must have USMLE step 1, 2 and 3 certifications), to have completed a Pathology residency program, and to be board eligible or board certified in Anatomic or Anatomic/Clinical Pathology, and be eligible for a Florida State medical license. The selection process will involve review of letters of recommendation and a formal interview by Faculty members of the Anatomic Pathology Department.

Number of Positions

1 Per Year 


  • The expected starting time is July 1; however, other dates will also be considered.
  • Applications will be considered for the training year 2018. 
  • This is an unaccredited program and we do not participate in a match. 

How to Apply

Send a completed standard CAP Application to Domenico Coppola, MD along with a personal statement, CV, three letters of recommendation and USMLE or equivalent score report. 

Sample Contract (PDF)

Salary and Benefits (PDF) 

Program Director

Domenico Coppola, MD
Moffitt Cancer Center
12902 Magnolia Drive
Tampa, FL   33612
P: 813-745-3275
F: 813-745-1708

Program Coordinator

Jackie Campbell
Education Coordinator
Moffitt Cancer Center
12902 Magnolia Drive
Tampa, FL 33612
P: 813-745-3131
F: 813-449-8798