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

find a Specialist
Surgical 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


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

Charuhas Deshpande, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
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


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


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 


Karen S. Gustafson, MD, PhD

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


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


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


Chelsea Mehr, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania



Section Chief, Anatomic Pathology, Pennsylvania Hospital


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


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

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


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


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


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