Mission and Vision

Students working in lab

The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine fully supports the mission and values of the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University, London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph’s Health Care London.


Provide state-of-the-art diagnostic pathology services while achieving excellence in pathology research and education.


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. We are committed to serve our:

  • Patients, by providing efficient, comprehensive and high quality diagnostic services for optimal patient outcome and health. We are committed to strategies that result in continuous improvement of the quality of our services.
  • Students, by providing the best student experience through outstanding educational programs for undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate students, and other health care professionals within a clinical and research intensive environment. We integrate continuing medical education programs into the departmental activities.
  • Scientific Research Community and Health Care Partners, by sharing expertise, fostering interdisciplinary collaboration, and providing exemplary educational and scientific resources. We are a strong clinical and basic science department and our research endeavors include basic science, clinical and translational research. We provide research leadership by identifying our strong research strengths and enhancing research productivity with selective allocation of resources. We guide and collaborate with our regional partners to improve the diagnostic pathology services throughout Southwestern Ontario.
  • Society, by actively applying the art and science of pathology in educating the community in matters of health and disease.

Our Core Values

  • Team Work
    We believe in a team-based, problem-identification and problem-solving methodology.
    We believe in interdisciplinary networking.
  • Innovation
    We are flexible and adaptable in order to meet the changing needs of society.
    We strongly believe in continuous quality improvement to enhance clinical performance outcomes.
  • Leadership
    We strongly encourage members to take leadership roles in education, research and management. We support the leaders who guide our mission.

"We must become the change we want to see”
Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948)