Anatomic pathology is a medical specialty that is concerned with the diagnosis of disease based on the gross, microscopic, and molecular examination of organs, tissues, and cells.
The Division of Clinical Pathology at the University of Utah School of Medicine is one of the largest divisions in the pathology department, under the direction of the Division Head Sherrie Perkins, MD, PhD. The division provides medical oversight of clinical laboratory activities at the University of Utah associated hospitals as well as the ARUP national reference laboratory. The faculty also engage in a broad range of research endeavors. Over 40 clinical and research doctoral faculty provide an integral bridge between clinical care, translational research, and basic science. They play an essential role in the University of Utah and Department of Pathology’s missions to improve patient care and foster research and scholarly activities.
The Division of Medical Laboratory Sciences offers a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Medical Laboratory Science and a Master of Science degree in Laboratory and Biomedical Science. In the undergraduate program, students gain practical experience in many areas of the clinical laboratory, including chemistry, hematology, coagulation, immunohematology, immunology, microbiology, molecular diagnostics, and other sub-specialties. Students learn to support the diagnosis and treatment of disease by performing complex testing of tissue, blood, urine, and other body fluid samples. The graduate program offers two tracks, one with an emphasis in clinical laboratory science and one with emphasis in biomedical research. Areas for advanced study and research specialization in the graduate program include immunology, cell biology, molecular biology, clinical chemistry, toxicology, microbiology, hematology, hematopathology, immunohematology, and genetics, among others. Graduate students complete advanced coursework and a laboratory-based thesis research project in their selected area of specialization.
The Division of Microbiology and Immunology (M&I) in the University of Utah School of Medicine Department of Pathology provides high quality education and research experiences to qualified students seeking a PhD or master's degree in microbiology and immunology.
The Division of Pediatric Pathology in the University of Utah Department of Pathology is based at Primary Children's Hospital, which is the referral tertiary and quaternary pediatric hospital for the Intermountain West.