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Division of Anatomic Pathology & Molecular Oncology

The Division of Anatomic Pathology & Molecular Oncology provides a full range of consultative and diagnostic services. For our patient-care services, we place high value on diagnostic expertise, accuracy, state-of-the-art technology and service. Our expertise spans the full spectrum of Anatomic Pathology and includes surgical pathology, cytopathology, molecular oncology, and autopsy pathology. Subspecialties include pathology of the breast,bone and soft tissue, cardiac, FISH,  gastrointestinal, genitourinary, gynecological, head & neck, hematopathology, hepatic, histochemistry, immunohistochemistry, neuropathology, pulmonary, and renal subspecialties, including a total of over twenty faculty.

The Molecular Oncology Laboratory at ARUP offers state-of-the-art facilities and expertise. It is one of the leading laboratories of its kind in the world, and includes eight expert faculty and the most important technologies, from next generation sequencing to Nanostring to Sequenom to digital droplet PCR to automated FISH imaging.

Faculty Members in the Division Perform Multiple Functions:

Patient care for diagnostic, prognostic and therapeutic purposes, involving morphologic diagnoses, histochemistry, immunohistochemistry, FISH, electron microscopy, immunofluorescence and a full spectrum of molecular analyses for mutations, insertions, deletions, methylation, copy number variations and translocations.

Research is a critical mission of the Division. Vibrant programs exist for diagnosis, prognosis, therapy and mechanisms of human disease, as indicated in our faculty biographies. Anatomic Pathology runs the Biorepository and Molecular Pathology (BMP) shared resource at the Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI), to provide research histology, biorepository and molecular diagnostic research services to the Department, HCI and the University of Utah as a whole.

Education of pathology residents, fellows, medical students, graduate students and the clinical faculty at University of Utah Health forms a vital part of the AP Division’s work. Our pathology fellowship program includes cytopathology, surgical pathology, gastrointestinal/hepatic/pancreaticobiliary pathology, and neuropathology programs.