Gastrointestinal, Liver and Pancreas Pathology

Our goals in the Gastrointestinal, Liver, and Pancreas Pathology Laboratory are to provide excellent diagnostic service, to spearhead and contribute to innovative research, and to educate students, trainees, and colleagues. The scope of expertise and research covered by our faculty members encompasses inflammatory nonneoplastic conditions and tumors of the digestive system: gastrointestinal tract, pancreas, biliary tract, and liver.

Diagnostic Services and Expertise

The Gastrointestinal, Liver, and Pancreas Pathology Laboratory is the largest unit within the Division of Anatomic Pathology, processing and evaluating more than 30,000 specimens per year. The laboratory is led by Dr. Antonia Sepulveda, who oversees a team of eight fellowship-trained gastrointestinal and liver pathologists, among them Dr. Jay Lefkowitch, a world-renowned expert in liver pathology.

Laboratory Faculty

Our faculty has expertise in a wide spectrum of clinical specialties, including Barrett’s esophagus, celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease, premalignant dysplastic lesions and malignant lesions of the luminal gastrointestinal tract, pancreatic and liver neoplasms, chronic hepatitis, fatty liver disease, and liver and bowel transplantation. Our expertise includes adult and pediatric pathology.

Molecular testing for the diagnosis of inherited gastrointestinal cancers and targeted cancer therapies, including integrated genomic testing for precision medicine, are provided by our gastrointestinal pathology service.

Outreach Services

Our laboratory is fully equipped to handle fresh and routine formalin biopsy tissue and surgical resections.

We also offer second-opinion referrals and provide further processing with cutting-edge diagnostic techniques when necessary.

Training and Education Programs

The laboratory provides training to one Gastrointestinal, Liver, and Pancreas Pathology fellow. Dr. Sepulveda is director of the Gastrointestinal and Liver Pathology fellowship program.

Contact Us

Gastrointestinal, Liver, and Pancreas Pathology
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center

Specimen Shipping/Drop-Off

Department of Pathology and Cell Biology
630 W. 168th Street, Vanderbilt Clinic Building
14th Floor, VC14-224
New York, NY 10032

Phone: (212) 305-6719
Fax: (212) 305-2301

Slide Send Out Service

Phone: (212) 305-0958
Email: SlideSendoutreq@cumc.columbia.edu

Pathology Client Services

Phone: (800) 653-8200
Fax: (646) 426-0080
Email: pathology-customerservice@columbia.edu

Faculty

  • Antonia Sepulveda, MD, PhD

    Director, Gastrointestinal Pathology; Professor of Pathology and Cell Biology

  • Armando Del Portillo, MD, PhD

    Assistant Professor of Pathology and Cell Biology

  • Ladan Fazlollahi, MD, MPH

    Assistant Professor of Pathology and Cell Biology

  • Alina Iuga, MD

    Assistant Professor of Pathology and Cell Biology

  • Annie Koehne de Gonzalez, MD

    Assistant Professor of Pathology and Cell Biology

  • Stephen Lagana, MD

    Assistant Professor of Pathology and Cell Biology

  • Michael Lee, MD

    Assistant Professor of Pathology and Cell Biology

  • Jay Lefkowitch, MD

    Professor of Pathology and Cell Biology

  • Helen Remotti, MD

    Assistant Professor of Pathology and Cell Biology