Welcome to the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Message from the Chair

Valerie A. Fitzhugh, M.D.
Associate Professor and Chair

Academically, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School provides the bridge between the clinical and basic sciences at our institutions. This function is pervasive throughout our institution, affiliated institutes and client hospitals in New Jersey. In this role, our department assists physician assistants, medical students and others in their transformation from the basic to clinical sciences.

Robert Wood Johnson Medical School is affiliated with Cancer Institute of New Jersey - New Brunswick, Clara Maass Medical Center, Community Medical Center, Monmouth Medical Center, Monmouth Medical Center - South, Public Health and Environmental Laboratory, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital - Hamilton, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital - New Brunswick, and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital – Somerset, and Rutgers Health – Center for Dermatology.

The department has divisions of anatomic pathology, clinical pathology, hematopathology, translational pathology, and biomedical informatics. Our anatomic and clinical pathology divisions have sub-specialties that are comprised of faculty that have completed fellowships in those areas. Our pathologists are also board certified in their specialized area. In addition, the departments oversees an expanding molecular diagnostic laboratory. Their research efforts contribute substantially contribution to the scientific community, as well as within the institution.

Our department looks forward to expanding our contributions to the institutions well as the national and international community via our research through our clinical and educational missions.