A Message From the Chairman and the Residency Director

The Department of Pathology at the University of Pittsburgh has a long and exceptional history of outstanding scholarship, research, and excellence in the clinical practice of pathology. Members of its faculty have subscribed to a high standard of excellence in their commitment to resident training and have attracted a continuous influx of trainees who have gone on to make significant contributions and occupy prominent positions in their areas of expertise. The department's emphasis on residency training has coincided with a commitment to provide outstanding community pathologists to cities across the United States.

The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), one of the nation's premier academic medical centers, offers nearly unlimited options for research. Key specialty research areas include immunologic aspects of neoplasia; transplantation biology; and the role of cytokines in inflammation, repair, and regeneration. These research programs are interwoven with our clinical interpretation of pathology case material, making the experience in anatomic and clinical pathology a unique and rewarding one. More recently, the creation of the Division of Molecular Genomic Pathology has created a core group of investigators who work in close cooperation with anatomic and clinical pathologists to enhance the transfer of research into diagnostic testing for our patient population including NGS. This program promises to be the model for such interactions across the country.

We hope as you review this publication that the distinct blend of training in the clinical practice of pathology and in correlative research will encourage you to join our community of scholars and patient care providers. We believe the University of Pittsburgh can provide you with a residency experience unmatched in this country.

George K. Michalopoulos, MD, PhD
Professor and Chairman

Marie C. DeFrances, MD, PhD
Director, Pathology Residency Program

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