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The Pathology Service at the Massachusetts General Hospital is an international leader in diagnosis and discovery.
The Massachusetts General Hospital Pathology Service, a comprehensive academic pathology department, delivers subspecialty clinical services, hosts robust training and education programs, and performs cutting-edge research.
Our clinical laboratory services provide clinicians with information that enables patient diagnosis and treatment. We play a vital role in caring for almost all patients at Mass General, and many pathologists outside of our hospital also use our services.
Founded in 1896, our department was one of the first of its kind in the United States. One hundred years later, we became the world's first completely subspecialized pathology service. Each organ system has a dedicated pathology team of specialists, who work with their clinical counterparts to improve patient care, teaching and research productivity.
Pathologist in Chief David N. Louis, MD, an authority on the molecular genetics and pathology of nervous-system tumors, leads a team of nearly 100 faculty, 800 employees and 50 residents and clinical fellows. Our annual budget exceeds $125 million, and each year we perform approximately:
A Shared Mission
The Pathology Service is organized into six divisions. Anatomic and Molecular Pathology, Laboratory and Molecular Medicine, the Center for Integrated Diagnostics, Informatics, Education, and Research.
The field of pathology has entered an era of exhilarating growth. The Pathology Service is committed to being part of this revolution in personalized medical care, which will lead to earlier diagnosis, more precise prognosis, and tailored therapy.
Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
The MGH Pathology Service aims to cultivate a diverse and inclusive Pathology community committed to equity, integrity, collaboration, and respect.
Our Diversity Action Plan has 3 strategic goals:
- Representational diversity
- Curricular transformation
- Sustaining a climate of diversity
Department leadership is committed to realizing this aim. With increased awareness and sustained conscious effort, we can “deliver the highest quality of pathology services and move the field of pathology forward [for all].”
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