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Mission and Objectives


 To be an international leader in pathology education and research while providing the highest quality of diagnostic service. 


  • Model optimal pathology practice to provide timely and highest quality diagnostic consultation service to our patients.
  • Innovative teaching to prepare future leaders in pathology and in medical science.
  • Produce high impact research to expand our basic understanding of human health and disease.


  • People: Team work, collegiality, trust, respect, and caring.
  • Performance: Integrity, self-discipline, dedication, and excellence.
  • Leadership: Transparency, fairness, accountability, and innovation.


  • Establish a robust QA system for all 3 hospitals, leading to accreditation by the College of American Pathologists.

  • The department will have 5 leading clinical subspecialty areas recognized at the national or international level.

  • The department will have 5 leading research programs that will be recognized at national or international level.

  • Maintain and enhance the department’s national and international status as one of the best places to provide pathology education.


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