Gastrointestinal Pathology Fellowship
Miraca Life Sciences

Miraca Life Sciences is excited to offer fellowship training in Gastrointestinal (GI) Pathology at our Irving (Dallas) laboratory.

Miraca interprets GI biopsies from more than 400,000 patients each year, providing unparalleled exposure to the full spectrum of GI pathology. In this unique setting, fellows gain progressive expertise in the analysis and reporting of GI biopsy material. Rotations at affiliated institutions complement this year of training by providing exposure to additional types of GI specimens, including resection specimens from the GI tract, pancreas, and liver, including liver transplant pathology.

Attendance and participation in Miraca's daily and monthly educational conferences, as well as didactic lectures and journal club, ensures exposure to numerous interesting and challenging cases. In addition, fellows are expected to teach and mentor rotating residents from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Department of Pathology.

Miraca routinely has a very strong presence at national gastroenterology and pathology meetings featuring its investigative research activities; therefore, it is expected that fellows will participate in at least one research project during the fellowship year.

The GI Pathology Fellowship Program will begin accepting applications for academic year 2016-2017 from July 1, 2014 through November 30, 2014. GI fellowship positions for the academic years 2014-15 and 2015-16 have been filled.

Applicants selected to interview for academic year 2016-17 will be invited for an onsite visit and interview during the fall/winter of 2014.

Miraca offers a competitive salary and benefits package.

Fellowship Requirements

  • Completion of an accredited pathology residency program.
  • Anatomic or anatomic and clinical pathology board certification or board eligibility.
  • Eligibility to obtain a Texas medical license prior to commencing training.
  • Eligibility to work in the United States. Please be advised that Miraca does not sponsor J or H type visas for the fellowship program.
  • Standard application (required)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Letter of interest
  • Three letters of recommendation (directly from the person writing the letter of recommendation)

Please send standard application (required), curriculum vitae, letter of interest and recommendation letters to:

Mail to:

Giovanni Lujan, MD
Director, GI Fellowship Program
c/o Ms. Nathalie Kincheloe
Miraca Life Sciences
6655 N MacArthur Blvd
Irving, TX 75039

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Past Fellowship Recipients

2007-2008 Christopher Schuler, MD East Carolina University Community Hospital, Dallas, TX
2008-2009 Shawn Kinsey, MD University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Private Laboratory, Memphis TN
2008-2009 Kristina Treat, MD University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Community Hospital, Dallas, TX
2009-2010 Christopher Morgan, DO University of Tennessee Miraca Life Sciences, Staff Pathologist, Dallas, TX
2010-2011 Monica Ruiz, MD University of Texas at Houston Community Hospital, Dallas, TX
2010-2011 David Kaneshiro, MD The Cleveland Clinic Community Hospital, Denver, CO
2011-2012 William O'Connell, DO National Capital Consortium - Walter Reed Army Medical Center and Bethesda Naval Medical Center US ARMY BASE, Landstuhl, Germany
2012-2013 Amber Cockburn, MD UT Southwestern Medical Center Miraca Life Sciences, Staff Pathologist
2013-2014 Kevin Turner, DO University of Cincinnati Miraca Life Sciences, Staff pathologist
2014-2015 Nicholas Grant, MD University of Oklahoma Miraca Life Sciences, Current Fellow
2015-2016 Mauricio Salicru, MD University of Texas at Houston Miraca Life Sciences, Incoming Fellow
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