Patient care

Patient Care

While the Department is one of two hospital-based departments in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania with a primary focus on clinical diagnostics, the field of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Penn Medicine encompasses far more than providing accurate diagnoses and consulting with physicians about treatment options.


  • Specialized focus on emerging field of therapeutic pathology and immunotherapies
  • Historically a pioneer in gene therapy, vaccine therapy, and targeted cancer therapies
  • Active leadership role in Penn Medicine’s “Precision Medicine Initiative”  
  • Top-tiered diagnostic services and reference laboratory at the regional, national, and international level