ANATOMIC PATHOLOGY

Anatomic Pathology

Overview

The Division of Anatomic Pathology (AP) provides tissue-based diagnostic services to both physicians and patients. Additionally, all its faculty members are involved in either basic or translational research, much of which is applied to the development of new diagnostic tests or validation of existing tests and diagnostic criteria. AP is organized into three major sections: Surgical Pathology, Cytopathology and Medical (or Autopsy) Pathology. 

The Division claims a long record of innovation in diagnostic techniques, and provides state-of-the-art diagnostic services unparalleled in the region. These services extend beyond traditional light microscopy to immunohistochemistry, in situ hybridization, fluorescence in situ hybridization, and specialized cytopathology testing, as well as new molecular diagnostic techniques.

The Division is one of only a handful of academic divisions of Anatomic Pathology located in quaternary care medical centers that provide a comparably full range of diagnostic services. It serves as a national referral center for subspecialty expertise in a variety of areas, including gastrointestinal and endocrine pathology, renal pathology and pigmented lesion pathology. 

Residents and faculty in the Division are recruited from a national pool, and its alumni populate major academic centers across the nation, among them Johns Hopkins, Cornell, Emory and Northwestern Universities. Faculty members have published or edited major reference textbooks in various fields of AP, and serve on numerous editorial boards in their respective areas of expertise.

Consult Services

The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Penn Medicine also offers a program for consultations. This “Penn SOS” is a Second Opinion Service for expert consultations in Anatomic Pathology.


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Breast Pathology
Ira. J. Bleiweiss, MD

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

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania



Director, Breast Pathology Service

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


Kimberly Laurie Dumoff, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania



Director, Cardiac Pathology Service

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


Anupma Nayak, MBBS, MD

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

Roseann I. Wu, MD, MPH

Associate Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania 



Associate Vice Chair for Education

Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine


Paul J. L. Zhang, MD

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

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania



Director, Soft Tissue & Bone Pathology Service

Director, Soft Tissue & Bone Pathology Fellowship Program

Director, Immunohistochemistry Laboratory

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


Cardiac Pathology
Kimberly Laurie Dumoff, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania



Director, Cardiac Pathology Service

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


Charuhas Deshpande, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Priti Lal, MD

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

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania



Director, Genitourinary Pathology Service  

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


Cytopathology
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


Zubair W. Baloch, MD, PhD

Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the 

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania



Associate Vice Chair for Faculty Development & Academic Affairs

Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine



Director, Endocrine Pathology Service

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


Karen S. Gustafson, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania 


Bo Jian, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Associate Professor of Ophthalmology

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


Anna M. Moran, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Chair of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center

 


Norge Vergara, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania 


Roseann I. Wu, MD, MPH

Associate Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania 



Associate Vice Chair for Education

Department of Pathology and Laboratory 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


Dermatopathology
David E. Elder, MBChB

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

Professor of Dermatology

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania 



Director, Dermatopathology Service

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


Xiaowei (George) Xu, MD, PhD

Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine in Dermatology

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania



Associate Vice Chair for Research

Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine


ENT/Endocrine Pathology
Zubair W. Baloch, MD, PhD

Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the 

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania



Associate Vice Chair for Faculty Development & Academic Affairs

Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine



Director, Endocrine Pathology Service

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


Kathleen T. Montone, MD

Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania



Executive Vice Chair, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Director, Division of Anatomic Pathology


Paul J. L. Zhang, MD

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

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania



Director, Soft Tissue & Bone Pathology Service

Director, Soft Tissue & Bone Pathology Fellowship Program

Director, Immunohistochemistry Laboratory

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


Genitourinary Pathology
Priti Lal, MD

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

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania



Director, Genitourinary Pathology Service  

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


Charuhas Deshpande, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Anupma Nayak, MBBS, MD

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

Matthew B. Palmer, MD, PhD

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

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania



Director, Renal Pathology Service

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


Lauren Ende Schwartz, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania 



Associate Vice Chair for Quality

Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine


Norge Vergara, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania 


GI and Liver Pathology
Zhaohai Yang, MD, PhD

Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania



Director, GI/Hepatic Pathology Fellowship Program

Director, GI Pathology Service

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


Franz Fogt, MD, PhD, MBA

Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine 

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Chair of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine at Pennsylvania Hospital


Emma E. Furth, MD

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

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania 


Michael A. Husson, MD

Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania 

Vice Chair, Pathology, Pennsylvania Hospital

Laboratory Director, Penn Medicine Valley Forge


Rashmi Tondon, MD, PDCC

Associate Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania 



Co-Director, Surgical Pathology Fellowship Program, HUP

Co-Director, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Wellness Committee


Gynecologic Pathology
Maria Carolina Reyes, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania 



Director, Surgical Pathology Fellowship

Director, Gynecologic Pathology Service

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


Kumarasen Cooper, MBChB, DPhil, FRCPath

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

Kimberly Laurie Dumoff, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania



Director, Cardiac Pathology Service

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


Lauren Ende Schwartz, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania 



Associate Vice Chair for Quality

Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine


Norge Vergara, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania 


Paul J. L. Zhang, MD

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

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania



Director, Soft Tissue & Bone Pathology Service

Director, Soft Tissue & Bone Pathology Fellowship Program

Director, Immunohistochemistry Laboratory

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


Head and Neck Pathology
Kathleen T. Montone, MD

Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania



Executive Vice Chair, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Director, Division of Anatomic Pathology


Medical Pathology
Paul J. L. Zhang, MD

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

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania



Director, Soft Tissue & Bone Pathology Service

Director, Soft Tissue & Bone Pathology Fellowship Program

Director, Immunohistochemistry Laboratory

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


Neuropathology
Leslie A. Litzky, MD

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

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania



Chief of Surgical Pathology

Director, Medical Pathology

Director, Molecular Anatomic Pathology Service

Director, Thoracic Pathology Service

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


Carolyn L. Cambor, MD

Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania



Associate Director, Medical Pathology Service

Education Officer

Director, Undergraduate Medical Education

Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine



Co-Director, Perelman School of Medicine Morgue


Zissimos Mourelatos, MD

Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


MacLean Nasrallah, MD, PhD

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

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania



Associate Vice Chair for Research 


Ophthalmic Pathology
Zissimos Mourelatos, MD

Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


Edward B. Lee, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Co-Director, Institute of Aging


Pathology Informatics
Franz Fogt, MD, PhD, MBA

Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine 

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Chair of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine at Pennsylvania Hospital


Bo Jian, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Associate Professor of Ophthalmology

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


Pulmonary Pathology
Paul J. L. Zhang, MD

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

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania



Director, Soft Tissue & Bone Pathology Service

Director, Soft Tissue & Bone Pathology Fellowship Program

Director, Immunohistochemistry Laboratory

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


Soft Tissue and Bone Pathology
Paul J. L. Zhang, MD

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

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania



Director, Soft Tissue & Bone Pathology Service

Director, Soft Tissue & Bone Pathology Fellowship Program

Director, Immunohistochemistry Laboratory

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


Charuhas Deshpande, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Leslie A. Litzky, MD

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

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania



Chief of Surgical Pathology

Director, Medical Pathology

Director, Molecular Anatomic Pathology Service

Director, Thoracic Pathology Service

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


Roseann I. Wu, MD, MPH

Associate Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania 



Associate Vice Chair for Education

Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine


Surgical Pathology
Kathleen T. Montone, MD

Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania



Executive Vice Chair, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Director, Division of Anatomic Pathology


Leslie A. Litzky, MD

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

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania



Chief of Surgical Pathology

Director, Medical Pathology

Director, Molecular Anatomic Pathology Service

Director, Thoracic Pathology Service

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


Kumarasen Cooper, MBChB, DPhil, FRCPath

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

Franz Fogt, MD, PhD, MBA

Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine 

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Chair of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine at Pennsylvania Hospital


Emma E. Furth, MD

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

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania 


Priti Lal, MD

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

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania



Director, Genitourinary Pathology Service  

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


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


Norge Vergara, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania 


Roseann I. Wu, MD, MPH

Associate Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania 



Associate Vice Chair for Education

Department of Pathology and Laboratory 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


Paul J. L. Zhang, MD

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

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania



Director, Soft Tissue & Bone Pathology Service

Director, Soft Tissue & Bone Pathology Fellowship Program

Director, Immunohistochemistry Laboratory

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania