What We Do
Department investigators are active in exploring the cellular and molecular pathology of bladder, prostate, and breast cancer, blood group antigens, bone diseases, diabetes, hematopoiesis, immune disorders, lipid metabolism, kidney diseases, lymphomas and leukemias, neurodegenerative diseases, and cardiovascular disease. Research facilities include equipment for confocal microscopy, electron microscopy, flow cytometry and cell analysis, immunohistochemistry, laser microdissection, and morphometric and image analysis.
The Department's educational offerings include basic instruction in pathology for first and second year medical students; medical student electives during the third and fourth years; a Ph.D. program in cellular and molecular pathology, including a seminar series presenting distinguished intramural and extramural speakers; residency training in anatomic pathology, clinical pathology and neuropathology; postresidency fellowships in cytopathology and genitourinary pathology; postdoctoral fellowships; and post-sophomore year-out fellowships for University of Rochester medical students.
The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine is responsible for the operation of the URMC Labs. The clinical laboratories offer a full range of diagnostic services in anatomic and clinical pathology. The laboratories, located at Strong and Highland Hospitals, perform over 4 million tests per year. Their client services organization and network of patient service centers are ready to meet the needs of physicians both within and outside the Rochester community. A separate central laboratory focuses on the special needs of clinical trials investigators.