About Us

Welcome to the OHSU Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine! 

Pathology and Laboratory Medicine is a dynamic academic department, providing world-class clinical care to our patients, fostering expanded basic science and research programs, innovating pathology education, and pursuing new advancements in patient care, teaching, and research. Using technology such as remote frozen section interpretation, we are improving turnaround times and the work-life balance of our physicians. Our collaborative work environment includes a junior faculty mentorship program, internal leadership opportunities, annual faculty retreat, faculty workgroups, and regular opportunities to share feedback and ideas as we strive for continuous program improvement. Our learners are integral members of our department, and our faculty are passionate educators. Collegiality, collaboration and a love of learning define us as a team of academic physicians and physicians in training.

What is pathology?


We pride ourselves on our enthusiastic, dedicated teachers, the comradery in our learners, and our devotion to the best of academic medicine. We offer an excellent residency program and five subspecialty fellowships. Our educational offerings also include the unique Pathology Student Fellowship, four medical student electives, visiting pathologists’ assistant student, and a pathology interest group. Our CME program regularly invites nationally recognized visiting speakers.

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Clinical Care

Our pathologists provide exceptional diagnostic care for patients in OHSU Hospital, OHSU Clinics, Doernbecher’s Children’s Hospital, Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and Shriner’s Hospitals for Children. In addition, we offer second opinions for patients as well as consultations for physicians throughout the Pacific Northwest and across the country. Our highly trained, subspecialized providers are devoted to providing state-of-the-art personalized medicine, integrating each patient’s detailed health history to form a precise diagnosis and contributing to the best possible prognosis. 

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Research programs in pathology contribute extremely valuable data to the medical profession, often identifying new diagnostic markers for advancing the accuracy of patient diagnosis. Our research programs at OHSU are in a state of rapid growth, encompassing projects such as studying bladder cancer and cell invasion, placental mechanisms affecting the health of mother and baby, cutting edge molecular pathology analysis, hematologic malignancies, and neurodegenerative studies with the Oregon Brain Bank. In addition, we are actively recruiting physician scientists to continue to grow our research portfolio, including a partnership with OHSU’s Cancer Early Detection Advanced Research Center (CEDAR), devoted to early detection of breast, pancreas and lung cancers. The majority of our faculty are involved in clinical and translational research projects. 

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Department News

OHSU Pathology is hiring! If you can see yourself working in a thriving academic environment with truly great people in a spectacular city, we want to hear from you.

Academic Breast Pathologist

Award winners from Pathology’s 10th Annual Research day:

Best oral presentation award: Vivi Parecki,  PGY2 Resident, ”Proteomic features of intraductal oncocytic papillary neoplasms of the pancreas”

Best poster presentation award: Erandi Velazquez-Miranda, PhD, Postdoctoral fellow, “RNA m6A modification in vascular calcification”

Best Paper Award: 

  1. Ben Smith (First Author, PGY4 Resident), “Benefits of Implementing Reflex Genomic Analysis for Non small Cell Lung Cancer”
  2. Zhengchun Lu (First Author, PGY3 Resident), “Validation of Artificial Intelligence (AI)-Assisted Flow Cytometry Analysis for Immunological Disorders”
  3. Matthew Wood, MD, PhD (First Author, Faculty), “Molecular profiling of pre- and post-treatment pediatric high-grade astrocytomas reveals acquired increased tumor mutation burden in a subset of recurrences”
  4. Gregory Scott, MD, PhD (First Author, Faculty), “Lifelong Association of Disorders Related to Military Trauma with Subsequent Parkinson's Disease”

Drs. Nicole Andeen and Vanderlene Kung published a mini review in Frontiers in Nephrology in collaboration with Dr. Rupali Avasare from OHSU Nephrology titled “NELL1 Membranous Nephropathy: Clinical associations provide mechanistic clues.”

Pathology Faculty and Staff, 2023
Department of Pathology and Lab Medicine Faculty and Staff, 2023.