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 Hospital, the VA Medical Center, the Commonwealth of Kentucky Medical Examiner, 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, clinical chemistry, 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 2-3 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.
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. These affiliations give a contrasting mix of patient care activities that offer a broader spectrum of opportunity for our residents.