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A Career in the Finger Lakes Region

UR Pathology Sign in Front of Building on Bailey Road


The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine is a hidden gem, offering the perfect setting for faculty to excel in a rewarding, supportive atmosphere, while living in one of the most beautiful regions in the U.S. Did you know Rochester was named No. 1 in an Affordable Housing Market poll, ranked the 26th Best Place to Live in the nation, and rated a top American city for foodies?

The size and scope of our department, with more than 1,100 staff, and over 70 faculty members, provides an environment that lays a strong foundation for vigorous clinical, educational, and research opportunities.






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What Sets Us Apart



URMC Pathology and Laboratory Medicine is home to one of the biggest clinical operations found in the United States, performing 12 million tests annually. It includes one of the largest Anatomic Pathology divisions in the nation, a team that sees nearly 180,000 cases each year.



We offer a robust infrastructure for supporting clinical and translational research, including financial, administrative, and statistical support, and dedicated academic time. Multiple collaborations exist with other teams, including Wilmot Cancer Institute and Center for Musculoskeletal Research.



Our programs encompass a range of learners, from residents to fellows, and the largest PhD program at URMC. Unique training initiatives for clinical/medical technologists, histotechnologists, and phlebotomists are addressing staff shortages in Rochester and across the state.

Perspectives from Faculty

I am one-half of a dual-academic couple. My wife is an economist who previously had a tenure-track position at another institution. While recruiting me, the URMC Pathology Department coordinated with the University’s business school, and my wife now has a tenure-track position there.

Brian S. Finkelman, MD, PhD, assistant professor, Breast Pathology

The leadership is incredibly supportive of fostering faculty interests. I’ve been able to take advantage of such incredible opportunities that I don’t know I would have had access to elsewhere.

Sarah K. Findeis, MD, assistant professor, GI/GU Pathology with a focus in Informatics

The mix of engaging cases from our high volumes and a strong culture of collaboration within the department and across specialties creates a professionally enriching environment. The serene, safe, and affordable Rochester area, along with the vibrant outdoor life of the Finger Lakes Region, make for fulfilling experiences beyond the workplace. URMC stands out as the perfect choice for those who value career advancement and quality of life.

Numbereye Numbere, MD, assistant professor, GI Pathology

I came to Rochester based on URMC’s strong reputation in surgical pathology and clinical research. I have continued to build my career here because not only were the above items true, but Rochester and the surrounding Finger Lakes Region have unmatched natural beauty, plentiful outdoor activities, and surprisingly great wineries!

Mark G. Ettel, MD, assistant professor, GI Pathology

The Department of Pathology provides volumes competitive with other larger regional and national medical centers. Our teams have published with faculty across the medical center. We have a diverse faculty, supportive of DEI efforts reflective of URMC’s mission. The Finger Lakes Region provides a wide variety of outdoor activities and cultural interactions and is a great area to raise a family.

Bradley M. Turner, MD, MPH, associate professor, Breast Pathology

The University of Rochester offers a robust benefits package and is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples. Additionally, the department, Medical Center, and University are committed to the promotion of diversity and inclusion.

Please direct questions and CVs to Amanda Herman