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Welcome to the web site of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine.  On behalf of the entire department, I invite you to explore our website and to learn more about our commitment to research, patient care, and training in pathology and laboratory medicine.

The department is committed to excellence in patient care, education, and translational and basic research.Read More

Through provision of high quality diagnostic services and the practice of laboratory medicine, the department supports a wide range of medical cares provided at the Tulane University Medical Center.  A continued focus for the department is to further develop our clinical programs in anatomic pathology and laboratory medicine with emphasis on scholarship and integration of our clinical, research, and educational activities.  We make it a top priority to provide the highest quality pathology services to benefit patient care.

The basic and translational research programs in the department include molecular and cellular pathobiology, carcinogenesis, gene regulation, virology, tissue biology and pathogenesis of various human diseases.  We are committed to the expansion of translational research programs in molecular pathology, applying gene expression profiling, proteomics, and other tissue based molecular techniques for diagnostic and prognostic stratification in human diseases.  The department is focused on the development of cutting-edge diagnostics in a wide range of areas including neoplastic diseases, infectious diseases and molecular genetics.

Training the next generation of physicians and biomedical scientists is given high priority through the creation of educational experiences that introduce recent advances in medical and scientific knowledge into learning.  We are committed to training and developing excellent physicians, scientists and physician-scientists and to advancing knowledge of human disease while providing the best possible care to our patients.  The goal of our pathology resident and fellowship programs is to provide flexible training experiences that will prepare pathologists for successful careers in academic pathology or community practice.

In each component of its mission, the Department is committed to creating an atmosphere that promotes professional development and personal growth.  Welcome to our Department!

Byron E. Crawford, MD

Byron E. Crawford, MD



Interim Chair
Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

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