In Memoriam: Dr. Wanda Szyfelbein

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.

Mass General Laboratory Handbook

Our Lab Handbook provides laboratory policies and procedures, specimen testing and collecting information, and more.

Pathology Subspecialists

Mass General led the way in Pathology with its first fully subspecialized Pathology service

Training Programs

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.

Global Health Program

In keeping with its mission, the Pathology Service at the Mass General recognizes that its responsibilities and opportunities extend far beyond the hospital itself.

Dr. David Louis
Dr. David Louis

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.

David Louis, MD
Pathologist-in-Chief, Massachusetts General Hospital

For Patients

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.

Consultations/Second Opinions

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

Blood Draw Site Locations

Find blood draw hours and locations for Mass General and affiliate hospitals

Pathology Slide Requests

Guidelines for requesting pathology material for patient care and treatment, research purposes, and medical-legal purposes.

Blood Donor Center

Help save a life by donating blood to the Mass General Blood Donor Center, one of the largest full-service blood transfusion and donation services in the country.

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...

Michael Farrell, RN MS, CNOR
Operating Room Nursing Director, Perioperative Services

365 Days a Year

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