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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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.