ANATOMIC PATHOLOGY

Surgical Pathology Services

Overview

The Section of Surgical Pathology is the largest component of Anatomic Pathology, with some 20 faculty complemented by close to 90 other personnel. This latter number includes experienced administrative support staff, and highly trained, highly experienced pathologist’s assistants and histotechnologists who provide specialized support for tissue processing, as well as specialists in immunohistochemistry and in situ hybridization. 

The section receives approximately 36,000 specimens per year on which it provides tissue-based diagnoses, often with extensive additional information related to prognosis or treatment options. The Department has recently completed a major renovation project to further expand the Anatomic Pathology operations, with its state-of-the-art surgical pathology facilities in 6 Founders.

Highlights

The section’s major core strengths include:

  • its range and quality of diagnostic expertise using traditional techniques
  • subspecialty signout with expertise faculty in all areas
  • its record as an innovator in commonly used ancillary techniques like immunohistochemistry and in situ hybridization
  • its ability to rapidly apply molecular techniques as they become standard (such as FISH testing for breast cancer and a variety of gene arrangements in soft tissue tumors) and to pursue the development of innovative techniques such as expression profiling of tissues, or hyperspectral imaging for multi-parameter testing on the single slide
  • Newly renovated grossing room, signout areas and faculty offices

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Surgical Pathology
Ira. J. Bleiweiss, MD

Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


John S. J. Brooks, MD

Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

Chair, Department of Pathology, Pennsylvania Hospital


Kumarasen Cooper, MBChB, DPhil, FRCPath

Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


Charuhas Deshpande, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


Kimberly Laurie Dumoff, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


David E. Elder, MBChB

Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Professor of Dermatology

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


Michael D. Feldman, MD, PhD

Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

Director, Office of Pathology Informatics


Franz Fogt, MD, PhD, MBA

Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Chair of the Division of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center

Associate Professor of Ophthalmology

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


Emma E. Furth, MD

Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

Director of Surgical Pathology Fellowship


Karen S. Gustafson, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


Jui-Han Huang, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


Priti Lal, MD

Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


Leslie A. Litzky, MD

Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

Interim Chief of Surgical Pathology

Director, Medical Pathology

Director, Molecular Anatomic Pathology Service


Virginia A. LiVolsi, MD

Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Professor of Surgical Pathology in Surgery

Professor of Otorhinolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery

Director, Office of Strategic Initiatives and Quality Improvement, Anatomic Pathology

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


Maria Martinez-Lage Alvarez

Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


Cindy M. McGrath, MD

Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Director of Cytopathology

Director, Student Fellowship in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


Htun Min, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


Kathleen T. Montone, MD

Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

Director, Division of Anatomic Pathology

Director, Pathology Residency Training Program


Kristen M. Stashek, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


Rashmi Tondon, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


Norge Vergara, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


Roseann I. Wu, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


Gordon H. Yu, MD

Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


Anupma Nayak, MBBS, MD

Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine