Department of Pathology

Pathology

With 92 full-time primary faculty, 30 dual-appointment faculty, 75 voluntary faculty and 40 residents and fellows in training, the Keck USC Department of Pathology is one of the largest pathology departments in the United States.  The Department provides diagnostic laboratory services for the LAC+USC Medical Center, the Keck Hospital of USC, Norris Cancer Hospital and the USC Clinical Laboratory Group.

Pathology is a study of disease:  its etiology, pathogenesis and pathophysiology, and its morphologic expression at organ, tissue, cellular and ultrastructural levels.  The spectrum of research interests of our faculty includes basic molecular mechanisms of cell function and vertebrate development, as well as translational studies on disease mechanism, diagnosis and treatment.  Pathology is a medical specialty that provides the scientific foundation for all medical practice.  The pathologist works with each of the clinical specialties, using the tools of laboratory medicine to provide information essential to problem solving in clinical practice.  As such, the pathologist is the "doctors' doctor."

Pathology is the only discipline that can be classified as both a basic and clinical science.  As such, it provides for our medical students an indispensable bridge between the basic science and the clinical relevance and application of this information.  Pathology provides a rich environment for graduate education in which our students can receive comprehensive training in as many areas of both the basic and clinical sciences as they relate to pathologic mechanisms. 

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