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Department of Pathology

The Department of Pathology at Saint Louis University School of Medicine actively integrates research into the mechanisms of diseases at the genetic, molecular and cellular levels with clinical activities.

While ensuring an increasing understanding of human diseases, this provides the foundation for further developments in diagnosis and therapy. To support these fundamental activities, we provides extensive research and training opportunities to graduate students and medical trainees.

Research Facilities

Our department occupies one floor of SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital and also has research facilities in the School of Medicine, Doisy Research Center, and in Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital.

Our faculty members work closely with graduate students, medical students and residents to help them acquire the academic background and practical laboratory skills needed for successful research careers in academics, industry, medicine or government.

We offer excellent research facilities are available for student use, including:

  • Confocal microscope image analysis laboratory
  • Transmission and scanning electron microscopes
  • Fluorescence microscopy
  • Flow cytometry tissue culture labs
  • Video image analysis
  • A wide range of centrifuges, lyophilizers, scintillation and gamma counters,
  • HPLCs, GCs, etc.

Excellent library facilities are also available. Our departmental faculty maintain research collaborations with colleagues in the academic and industrial community which further broadens opportunities and exposure to technical skills and research expertise for graduate students.

Our  department stresses close interactions among student, mentor and graduate steering committee to foster the intellectual and scientific growth of each student.


  • Anatomic Pathology
  • Clinical Pathology/Laboratory Medicine
  • Community Hospital Division
  • Forensic Pathology
  • Pediatric Pathology
  • Research


 Laboratories operated by the pathology department at Saint Louis University School of Medicine recently were reaccredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP), an independent medical society. 

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