Division of Molecular & Genomic Pathology

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The Division of Molecular & Genomic Pathology (MGP) and MGP laboratory combine more than two decades of academic experience and leadership in molecular diagnostics to deliver the most advanced genetic and genomic testing and offer vast educational opportunities in molecular pathology. Our clinical focus is on performing and interpreting complex genetic tests in the areas of solid tumors, hematologic malignancies, and genetics. Adopting and advancing the most innovative genomic technologies and working closely with the oncology and other clinical groups, our mission is to provide the most advanced laboratory support for the progress in personalized medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and, through versatile consultation services, at other health care centers.

The current MGP Division and laboratory were formed in March 2013 by merging into one program the previously existing Molecular Anatomic Pathology and Molecular Diagnostics programs at the Department of Pathology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. By integrating the resources and experience of the two nationally recognized molecular pathology programs, we are committed to providing the highest standards of education and clinical service for our physicians and patients. The MGP Division and laboratory occupy the 7th and 8th floors of the recently renovated Clinical Laboratory Building, with state-of-art facilities for training and clinical laboratory work.

Teaching and Training Opportunities

The Division of Molecular & Genomic Pathology offers a variety of educational opportunities to pathology residents and fellows as well as graduate and medical students to learn about the current practice of Personalized Medicine. Trainees are taught the principles of modern clinical molecular pathology as they relate to the identification and interpretation of molecular alterations underlying neoplastic and non-neoplastic diseases. Participation in research projects in a variety of molecular diagnostics including next-generation sequencing is offered. For additional information on training rotations, electives or courses in molecular pathology and Personalized Medicine offered by the M&GP Division and its faculty, please click here.