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Pathology Department

Information and Resources for Pathology Medical Professionals

The University Hospitals Department of Pathology translates the UH mission, “To Heal, To Teach, To Discover”, to provide cutting edge clinical diagnostics, leading clinical and research education programs, and is in the forefront of basic, translational and clinical research innovation. The activities of the Department of Pathology are centered at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. There are six divisions of Pathology, four clinical divisions that house diagnostic and clinical training programs and translational/clinical research, and two research divisions that house research training programs and innovative research programs that place us in the top ten Pathology departments in the U.S. in NIH funding.

Our Divisions



Genomic and Molecular Pathology

Community Hospitals Pathology

Our Divisions at Case.edu

Our History

In the original early 20th century, plans to create a Medical Center in Cleveland with University Hospitals partnering Western Reserve University, the Department of Pathology was to have had its teaching quarters in the Western Reserve University School of Medicine and its laboratories in the various hospitals comprising University Hospitals. The department was actually in operation in the School of Medicine facility in 1925 and directed by Dr. Howard T. Karsner. Learn more about our department's history.

Medical Education

Robust education programs including residency, fellowships and medical student education.

Referrals & Second Opinions

The Pathology Department is available for second opinions and consultations for referring physicians and their patients.

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