Gastrointestinal Pathology Fellowship
Miraca Life Sciences

Miraca Life Sciences offers 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 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.

GI fellowship positions for the academic year 2016-17 have been filled. Miraca currently is not accepting applications.

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. Nahtalie 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 Private Practice, Boise, ID
2015-2016 Mauricio Salicru, MD University of Texas at Houston Miraca Life Sciences, Current Fellow
2016-2017 April Whittaker, MD New York University Miraca Life Sciences Incoming Fellow
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When I switched back to Miraca, I did it for pathology reasons. I had no idea they would be able to be so helpful in other respects. Many, many thanks.
— Alan S. Rockoff, MD, The Rockoff Center for Dermatology, Laser & Plastic Surgery

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