Department of Pathology
It is with sadness that we share our dear colleague, Dr. Betsy Van Cott, recently passed away. Betsy loved her work, it showed in the quality of her interpretations and in the way she oversaw the Coag Lab. We were fortunate to have her as a colleague for nearly three decades, and she will be missed.
For Health Care Professionals
Please find the below resources for health care professionals, such as laboratory forms and procedures and other Pathology training and information guides.
Our Lab Handbook provides laboratory policies and procedures, specimen testing and collecting information, and more.
Mass General led the way in Pathology with its first fully subspecialized Pathology service
The Education division oversees and coordinates a variety of highly competitive training programs. Outstanding residents and fellows are prepared for leadership positions in academic pathology.
David Louis, MD
Our unwavering goal has always been excellence in service to patients – accurate diagnosis, communicated effectively and efficiently – and the highest standards in research and training.
Pathologist-in-Chief, Massachusetts General Hospital
Our vision for patient care: Our unwavering goal has always been excellence in service to patients – accurate diagnosis, communicated effectively and efficiently – and the highest standards in research and training.
The Mass General Department of Pathology routinely provides second opinions on diagnostic materials prepared elsewhere. Second opinions may be sought by pathologists, clinicians or patients
Find blood draw hours and locations for Mass General and affiliate hospitals
Guidelines for requesting pathology material for patient care and treatment, research purposes, and medical-legal purposes.
Michael Farrell, RN MS, CNOR
We in the operating room are truly blessed to have a great relationship with the dedicated professionals of the pathology lab...They are an extended part of the peri-operative team working to provide the very best for our patients...
Operating Room Nursing Director, Perioperative Services
We have more than 850 faculty/trainees and employees supporting our mission
24 hours per day, 365 days per year
Founded in 1896 our department was one of the first of its kind in the U.S.
One hundred years later, we became the world's first completely subspecialized pathology service.
Mass General Pathology Residency Training Program Ranks #2 in the U.S.
In July 2019, Doximity rated the Mass General Pathology Training Program #2 in the country