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About the Department of Pathology

With a strong focus on teaching, research and clinical service, the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine fully supports the mission and values of the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University, the London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph’s Health Care London.  Our vision is to provide state-of-the-art diagnostic pathology services while achieving excellence in pathology research, training and education. The members of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine strive to provide a quality work environment that fosters unity, respect for diversity, teamwork and professional growth.

The Department is unique and very complex with a basic science research department located at Western and a large clinical department in the London Hospitals. The Department is unique in its teaching role as students and learners in every stream of education across the School benefit from the specialized courses and programs the Department offers. We offer 2 graduate programs and our faculty members make a strong contribution to undergraduate teaching in multiple disciplines within the School and Western. 

The Department offers 3 postgraduate residency programs within the new hospital-based Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.  Enhancing the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine research profile continues to be a high priority, and we continue to enhance its research capacity and impact.  The key to our growth has been the productivity of our research faculty and cross-appointees in both basic science and clinical departments at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, and in the Faculties of Science and Social Science.  Our researchers have continued to maintain their respective research programs, which are in perfect alignment with Schulich Medicine & Dentistry key areas of research strengths. These areas of research include cancer biology, cardiovascular and metabolic science, biomedical imaging, infection and immunity, and global health.

Subrata Chakrabarti
Chair/Chief, 
Department of Pathology 
and Laboratory Medicine
Western University & 
London Health Sciences Centre