Remembering Professor Virginia LiVolsi, MD (1943-2024)

March 11, 2024

The Department mourns the loss of our esteemed colleague, mentor, and friend Virginia LiVolsi, MD, an icon in the field of endocrine pathology. 

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Department News

Open Pathology Positions

July 01, 2022

Faculty positions are open in Breast Pathology, Clinical Chemistry, Clinical Pathology, Clinical Statistics (Geneticist/Epidemiologist), Director of Coagulation Laboratory, Director Division of Hematopathology, Director Division of Precision and Computational Diagnostics, Gastrointestinal/Liver Pathology, Genitourinary Pathology, Genomic Diagnostics, Gynecologic Pathology, Hematopathology, Immunogenetics, Laboratory Medicine, Neurodegenerative Disease Pathology, Precision and Computational Diagnostics, Surgical Pathology and Transfusion Medicine. Tenure Track positions available in Cell Pathology, Computational Genomics and Computational Genomics of Neurodegeneration, Diagnostic Innovation, Immunogenetics and Bioinformatics, and Translational Immunology.

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Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Research Day 2024

February 12, 2024

Wednesday, May 8, 2024, 8:00am - 4:15pm, Biomedical Research Building (BRB II/III) - Glen Gaulton Auditorium. Please join us for this year's Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Research Day! Faculty, staff and trainees will come together to showcase the exciting research being conducted at Penn.

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Pathology & Lab Medicine Donor Waitlist - HUP Blood Drive 12/12/2023

December 04, 2023

Drive Date:  Tuesday, December 12, 2023  •  9:30am - 7:30pm

Location:  Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine (PCAM), 1st Floor East, SurgiCentre Elevator Annex

Thank you for your interest in joining the waitlist for the December 12th HUP/Red Cross Blood Drive! 


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Dr. Gerard D. Schellenberg Honored with BrightFocus Scientific Impact Award

August 29, 2023

Gerard D. Schellenberg, PhD, Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and Director of the Penn Neurodegeneration Genomics Center, is the recipient of the 2023 BrightFocus Scientific Impact Award for his work to further scientific understanding of the connection between genomics and Alzheimer’s disease.

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Penn Undergrads Help Dr. Malek Kamoun in Efforts to Improve Kidney Matching

August 24, 2023

Penn Path & Lab Professor Dr. Malek Kamoun and Dr. Ryan Urbanowicz of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center are developing machine learning strategies to improve matching in kidney transplants and decrease the risk of recipient graft failure. This summer, they received help from three Penn students through the Penn Undergraduate Research Mentoring Program.  

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Dr. Yanxiang Deng Named 2023 Blavatnik Regional Award Laureate in Life Sciences

August 18, 2023

Dr. Yanxiang Deng has been named the 2023 Blavatnik Regional Awards Laureate in Life Sciences for his work on novel “spatial-omics” tools that provide unique insight into how cells behave relative to their location in a complex tissue.

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Enrique Olguín-Martínez, PhD Named a 2023 Pew Latin American Fellow in the Biomedical Sciences

June 15, 2023

Enrique Olguín-Martínez, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow in the Henao-Mejia lab studying how diet-induced inflammation promotes childhood obesity, has been named a 2023 Pew Latin American Fellow in the Biomedical Sciences. He will be mentored by an alum of the Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences - Dr. Jorge Henao-Mejia. 

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2023 Pathology "Top Docs" in Philadelphia Magazine

May 10, 2023

Drs. Adam Bagg, Zubair Baloch, David Elder, Franz Fogt, Virginia LiVolsi, Xiaowei (George) Xu, and Gordon Yu are among the top pathologists in the region.

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Appointment of George Jabboure Netto, MD, as Chair of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

March 28, 2023

Dr. Netto's appointment, effective August 1, 2023, marks the next phase of leadership for Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Penn Medicine, which previously excelled under the leadership of David B. Roth, MD, PhD, and, most recently, under the strong and capable stewardship of interim chair Kathleen T. Montone, MD.

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USCAP Annual Meeting 2023 Awards

March 21, 2023

Stowell-Orbison Awards for PGY-3 resident Dr. Stephanie Hurwitz and CAPA Teaching Award for Dr. Zhaohai Yang.

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New Pathology Residents for 2023-24

March 17, 2023

We welcome nine new pathology residents with a variety of academic career goals in AP/CP, AP/NP, and CP only.

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Please Consider Donating to the Virginia M.-Y. Lee and John Q. Trojanowski Portrait Fund

March 10, 2023

Your gift will help fund a commissioned portrait of them to honor their groundbreaking discoveries and advances in neurodegenerative disease research. Donate here

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Dr. Zubair Baloch Elected to 2022 Penn Medicine Academy of Master Clinicians

February 16, 2023

Academy recognizes Penn Medicine clinicians who exemplify the highest standards of clinical excellence, humanism and professionalism.

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Faculty and Staff in the News Winter 2022-23

February 10, 2023

Featuring postdoctoral fellow Dr. Mayassa Bou-Dargham, a $25 million gift for a Center for Epilepsy and Neurodevelopmental Disorders, the first cohort of the AABB's certified Advanced Biotherapies Professional (CABP) credential, research grants for Drs. Saba Ghassemi and Christopher Sande, a podcast on laboratory preparedness for the current monkeypox outbreak by Dr. Kyle Rodino, and Dr. Roseann Wu, who joins the American Board of Pathology’s Test Development and Advisory Committee for Cytopathology.

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Dr. Carl June Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award from the AACR

February 09, 2023

Award from the American Association of Cancer Research (AACR) recognizes his groundbreaking work in developing the first gene-edited cell therapy for cancer.

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Leadership Transition in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

November 15, 2022

David Roth, MD, PhD, will be stepping down as Chair of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine in January 2023. Kathleen Montone, MD, has agreed to serve as interim Chair.

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Faculty in the News Fall 2022

November 14, 2022

Milestones and accolades: Drs. Zubair Baloch American Society of Cytopathology President's Award; Malay Haldar Michael S. Brown New Investigator Research Award; Carl June Keio Medical Science Prize Laureate; Virginia Lee Clarivate Citation Laureate; Virginia LiVolsi Endocrine Pathology Society's Lifetime Achievement Award; Donald L. Siegel Inductee of the National Blood Foundation (NBF) Hall of Fame; Bruce Levine Precision Medicine World Conference 2023 Luminary Award.

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Poster Session Winners from PLM Research Day

October 26, 2022

The two winners from the trainee poster session were Charlotte Kearns (Basic Science and Computational Research) and Ashley Ginda (Clinical Translational Research), both from the lab of Dr. Una O'Doherty.

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Symposium on Diagnostic and Innovation Alliances at Penn Medicine

September 12, 2022

Video of the livestream from the Symposium on Diagnostic and Innovation Alliances is now available here. Keynote address by Anant Madabhushi, PhD, FAIMBE, FIEEE, FNAI: "Integrated Diagnostics: Artificial Intelligence at the Convergence of Disease Scales."

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