About the Department

The Department serves the traditional tripartite mission and has demonstrated strengths in education, scholarship, and clinical service. 

The department meets well its clinical service obligations.  The faculty of the Department of Pathology provides a full range of medical management and clinical services at six sites:  the University of  Kentucky Hospitals including Chandler and Good Samaritan hospitals, the VA Medical Center, the Commonwealth of Kentucky Medical Examiner, The Kentucky State Laboratory,  the Kentucky Blood Center, and the St. Claire Medical Center.  The clinical services are fully accredited and licensed by the appropriate agencies (College of American Pathologists, American Association of Blood Banks, and the FDA).

The graduate medical education program is also outstanding, and includes fellowship programs in cytopathology, neuropathology and surgical pathology.  The faculty and housestaff provide excellent coverage for interdisciplinary conferences for many disciplines and boards.

Scholarship within the department is strong, with 2-2.5 peer-reviewed publications per faculty member per year.  The department has a modest base of extramural funding and a strong research enterprise within the department includes intradepartmental involvement including the other basic science departments and centers that need pathologists as co-investigators.

The fully integrated department’s faculty also hold national reputations in several areas.  We welcome your web visit to our department, Medical School and UKHealthCare.  To learn more about us please select the navigational tools above or below. 



Strong affiliations within the University are with the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging and the Markey Cancer Center both of which share faculty lines and resources with this department for its operations. Other affiliations include the Lexington Veteran's Affairs Medical Center; the St. Claire Medical Center; the Kentucky Blood Center; and the State Medical Examiners Program. These affiliations give a contrasting mix of patient care activities that offer a broader spectrum of opportunity for our residents.

We offer a monthly continuing education course for pathologists which draws pathologists from the local community and from many parts of the state including Eastern and Western Kentucky.