The division of Thoracic Pathology provides high quality diagnostic services to the divisions of thoracic surgery and pulmonary medicine. Our goal is excellent patient care with the provision of diagnostic services and participation in various multidisciplinary conferences and tumor boards.
With the newer developments in thoracic oncology, there is an emphasis on accurate diagnosis and typing of lung carcinoma based on small biopsies obtained by minimally invasive techniques. The division collaborates with the departmental clinical translational research laboratory to further test tissue samples for molecular alterations that play significant roles in guiding treatment. These clinical collaborations are leading to research efforts encompassing the spectrum of thoracic oncology.
Our teaching efforts are directed at imparting education and training not only to trainees in pathology, but also to pulmonary medicine and radiology residents and fellows.