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Thoracic and Head and Neck Pathology

Thoracic Pathology

The Thoracic Pathology subspecialty examines biopsy and surgical resection specimens of the lung, pleura, and mediastinum.

Our tumor volume includes lung carcinomas (adenocarcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, neuroendocrine carcinomas and metastatic tumors to the lung), non-neoplastic interstitial lung disease, pleural lesions including malignant mesothelioma and mediastinal lesions that include thymoma and sarcoidosis.

Our Molecular Diagnostics and Cytogenetics laboratories analyze tumors for gene mutations from lung carcinomas, such as EGFR, ALK, and ROS-1 for targeted and personalized therapy. IHC testing for PDL-1 is also offered. 

We work closely with our multidisciplinary UR Medicine thoracic oncology team including surgeons, pulmonologists, radiologists, and oncologists to discuss and decide the most effective patient management and care.

Thoracic Pathologists

Head and Neck Pathology

The Head and Neck Pathology subspecialty service is dedicated to diagnostic excellence and to exploring new and innovative methodologies for effective patient care and management.

Our tumor volume includes lesions from the oral cavity, oropharynx, nasopharynx, nasal cavity, larynx, thyroid gland, parathyroid glands, salivary glands, neck lymph nodes, and ear.

The members of the Head and Neck also are members of the Cytopathology subspecialty service with expertise in head and neck cytopathology.

We incorporate immunohistochemical staining, FISH analysis and next generation sequencing for diagnosis and treatment planning.

We work closely with our multidisciplinary UR Medicine Head and Neck team that includes head and neck surgeons, oral surgeons, speech pathologists, researchers, radiologists, and oncologists to discuss and decide the most effective patients management and care.

Head and Neck Pathologists

Contact Us

For more information or to request our services, please call (585) 275-3191.