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Gastrointestinal & Liver Pathology

The team of gastrointestinal & liver pathologists at Yale is dedicated to providing state-of-the-art diagnostic services for the following disorders: 

  • Barrett’s esophagus
  • Chronic hepatitis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colorectal polyps and cancer
  • Gastroesophageal reflux, 
  • Helicobacter pylori gastritis
  • Hepatocellular carcinoma
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Stomach cancer

Our Approach

Diseases of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract are some of the most common human disorders. Almost everyone experiences some form of a GI ailment at least once during their lifetime. The common disorders include gastroesophageal reflux and Barrett’s esophagus; gastroenteritides including inflammatory bowel disease; gastritides including helicobacter gastritis; hepatitides including viral hepatitis B and C; fatty liver disease; pancreatitis; and cancers of the large bowel, pancreas, and liver. 

Our Team

The team consists of gastrointestinal pathologists who are fellowship-trained and who are experts in the field, with national and international recognition. Our faculty is committed to providing the best possible clinical care in a timely fashion, and being at the forefront of academic medicine. All our pathologists are engaged in clinical and translational research related to gastrointestinal disorders.

Our Services

We see about 15,000 cases each year pertaining to the gastrointestinal tract, which include diagnostic biopsies, explants, and resections. Being a tertiary care medical center, we see a high proportion of complex and rare cases, and frequently receive cases from other institutions within and outside the country for our expert opinion.

The service strives for clinical and academic excellence. We are committed to provide outstanding and timely clinical care— more than 90% of all diagnostic biopsies are signed out within 24 hours after arriving in the laboratory. We frequently interact with the clinical care providers to discuss complex clinical cases and believe in a team-based approach. 

The division is well-supported by an excellent histopathology laboratory and technical staff, and has a state-of-the-art electron microscopy lab, molecular diagnostic lab, immunohistochemistry lab, and medical informatics. We offer all advanced ancillary tests required for the management of GI disorders, including molecular profiling of tumors and genomics.