The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine includes 45 full-time clinical and research faculty as well as many joint appointment, part-time, and adjunct faculty. The Department directs a fully accredited residency training program, is extensively involved in the medical school curriculum, and plays an active role in the training of graduate students in the affiliated UTHealth Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (GSBS).  

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Upcoming Events & Seminars

February 12, 2016 Grand Rounds/Seminar from 12:00pm to 1:00pm MSB B.645 "Vitamin D Deficiency - Prevalence and Clinical Significance" and "Case Review" February 18, 2016 Keynote Speaker from 12:00pm to 1:00pm MSB 2.024 Rakez Kayed, PhD - "Tau Oligomers and Immunotherapy Targeting Pathological Tau" See attachment for more information February 19, 2016 Grand Rounds/Seminar from 12:00pm to 1:00pm MSB 2.006 "Another Diagnosis Bites the Dust" February 26, 2016 Grand Rounds/Seminar from 12:00pm to 1:00pm MSB 3.301 "Development of an Integrative Clinical Pathology Diagnostic Consulting Service: UT Pathology-Harris Health Experience" March 10, 2016 Molecular Basis of Infectious Disease (MBID) Retreat from 10:00am to 4:30pm Brown Foundation Institute of Molecular Medicine, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, 1825 Pressler Street, Houston, TX 77030 Come join us for this day-long event designed to foster communication and collaboration among molecular pathogenesis researchers in Texas! All faculty, students, fellows (research or clinical) and staff interested in pathogenesis and infectious diseases are welcome to attend. https://med.uth.edu/pathology/courses/mbid/mbid-retreat/2016-mbid-retreat/

Education and Training

The department is responsible for teaching more pre-clinical course hours than any other department at the McGovern Medical School and has a residency program that has been in existence since the early 1970’s.

The department also offers three fellowship programs and a Molecular Pathology graduate program which is an interdisciplinary program that has at its core the fundamental study of the molecular basis of disease.

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Recent News


The research programs within the University, including Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, have grown dramatically in recent years as evidenced by funding levels and awards including the 1998 Nobel Prize in Medicine.

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UTPath is the outreach division of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine of the McGovern Medical School. We provide a highly consultative approach to laboratory services.