The main area within Anatomic Pathology that our locations focus on is surgical pathology. Surgical pathology covers a range of sub-specialties with specialists who completed fellowships in those areas. The sub-specialties include: Breast, Cytopathology, Dermatopathology, Endocrinology, Genitourinary, GYN, Head and Neck, Kidney and Heart, Liver and Gastrointestinal, Neuropathology, Pediatric and Perinatal Pathology, Pulmonary, and Soft Tissue.
Surgical Pathology sees a wide variety of pathological specimens found in both a community and academic hospital practice. The tertiary care clinical services include active divisions of neurosurgery, ophthalmology, orthopedic and gynecologic oncology, liver transplantation, oral maxillofacial and otolaryngologic surgery, and intra-operative radiation therapy. Specialized techniques, including immunohistochemistry, in situ hybridization, radiological correlation, flow cytometry, cytogenetics, and molecular diagnostic procedures are routinely employed.
Surgical pathology continues to enjoy a mix of interesting, complex and unusual cases to share in the teaching of our residents and medical students. The first goal is accuracy, quality and completeness to best serve our patient needs. This is accomplished in a very timely manner while maximizing conservation of resources.
As the treatment of malignancies evolves, there has been an increase in requests for performance of molecular and genetic testing to provide targeted therapy to tumors. Many of these can be performed in-house in the molecular and cytogenetic laboratories. However this creates increasing demand for esoteric studies that are not provided on site. This has created numerous additional tasks for our pathology assistant in gathering and sending the materials required.
There are several sub-specialty categories that feature specialists in each area. Each specialist has completed their fellowship in their respective sub-specialty.
The division of Anatomic Pathology has the following sub-specialties: