The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Cedars-Sinai provides a comprehensive test menu and consultations in diagnostic anatomic pathology, molecular pathology, hematopathology, immunohistochemistry, coagulation and cytogenetics. The Medical Center's laboratories process more than 3.5 million tests per year, including comprehensive molecular diagnostics, coagulation, cytogenetics testing and 47,000 surgicals. These services are provided in 53,000 square feet of state-of-the-art laboratories supported by approximately 450 technical staff.
Cedars-Sinai pathologists provide multidisciplinary consultative services to patients and physicians at the Medical Center, as well as physicians in the community. For example, Cedars-Sinai established the first hospital-based coagulation laboratory testing consultation program on the west coast. The program currently performs 10 patient consults per day to Cedars-Sinai clinicians and offers packaged testing in 18 different panels, allowing for targeted testing and accurate diagnoses.
Cedars-Sinai's pathology services have gained a national reputation for accuracy, speed and responsiveness.
The pathology faculty is comprised of 40 MDs and PhDs, many of whom are well known for their leadership in pathology research. Mahul B. Amin, MD has written more than 25 book chapters and is one of the nation's recognized authorities in genitourinary pathology. Stephen A. Geller, MD is an international leader in hepatopathology, with over 100 papers in that field alone.
Cedars-Sinai faculty includes many other innovators who seek to advance subspecialties includeing neuropathology, nephropathology, dermatopathology, bone and soft tissue pathology, pulmonary and mediastinal pathology, endocrine pathology, gastrointestinal and liver pathology, molecular pathology, and hematopathology.
The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine has a strong teaching program with nearly 30 residents and fellows. Cedars-Sinai offers the invaluable experience of studying at a tertiary and quaternary care 952-bed major metropolitan teaching hospital.
The residency program prepares students for the general practice of anatomic and clinical pathology while providing a strong foundation for the development of expertise in a pathology subspecialty. Cedars-Sinai pathology residency graduates successfully compete for fellowship positions throughout the country, as well as for some of the most desirable staff positions in the region.
The department offers seven fellowships, including gastrointestinal and hepatic, genitourinary, molecular diagnostic, renal and surgical pathology, hematopathology and transfusion medicine. The molecular pathology fellowship is jointly offered by the Department of Pathology and the Division of Medical Genetics, and is one of fewer than 10 such training opportunities in the United States.
Mahul B. Amin, MD
Chair, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
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