Transplant and Hepatic Pathology Center of Excellence
Mission StatementThe Division of Transplantation and Hepatic Pathology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center provides broad-based and skilled pathology support for the Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute and the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition of the Department of Medicine. All aspects of Transplantation Pathology and native liver disease are covered by our Division as part of our service mission and the trainee will receive intensive exposure to a variety of conditions that occur in both the transplant and non-transplant setting. Our educational mission includes training of residents, fellows and visiting pathologists by individual case discussion, conferences, teaching sets, handout material, and web-based educational material.
All members of the Division are engaged in research, covering topics such as bile duct regeneration and neoplasia, polyoma virus infection in immunosuppressed individuals, organ preservation, xenotransplantation, HLA analysis, and posttransplant lymphomas. Trainees are encouraged to discuss these topics with staff pathologists and to explore possible shared interests.