Anatomic Pathology

Anatomic pathology is the study and diagnosis of the structural and functional changes in cells, tissues and organs that underlie disease. Although centred on microscopic examination of tissues and cells in a manner that would still be recognizable to the founder of modern pathology, Rudolf Virchow (1821-1902), modern anatomical pathology incorporates examination of tissue using immunohistochemistry to identify specific proteins in tissue, molecular pathology to uncover the genetic underpinnings of many tumors, and many other ancillary techniques.

Anatomic Pathology Science Section Chair: Dr. Robert Wolber