News

Dr. Valerie Fitzhugh Appointed Interim Chair

The department congratulates Dr. Valerie Fitzhugh as she has been appointed the Interim Chair for the Department of Pathology, Immunology & Laboratory Medicine at Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School and the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Fitzhugh joined the faculty of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine in 2009 at the level of assistant professor and was promoted to associate professor in 2014. She is involved in pathology resident education, giving lectures and providing education at the microscope.


Dr. Fitzhugh earned her BA from Rutgers University and her MD from New Jersey Medical School. She completed her first year of residency at Albany Medical Center before returning to New Jersey Medical School to complete her training where she also served as a Chief Resident in her third and fourth postgraduate years. She completed fellowship training in cytopathology at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine.

Dr. Fitzhugh assumed her new role on March 1, 2020.

2019 Medical Cannabis Symposium

On December 18th, the 2019 Medical Cannabis Symposium was held and was lead by our very own Thomas Kirn, M.D., Ph.D.. The symposium explored science as it relates to medical cannabis and its implications for clinical research, regulation, and medical practice.

69th Annual Slide Seminar & Annual Meeting

On November 23rd, our residents attended the 69th Annual Slide Seminar & Annual Meeting held by the New Jersey Society of Pathologists. The event provided a stage for the residents to showcase their research and network with other members of the pathology community.