Neuropathology

Overview
The UK Division of Neuropathology is committed to providing quality patient care and research in the numerous areas of neuropathology, including neuro-oncology, neurodegenerative disease, skeletal muscle, peripheral nerve, and ophthalmic pathology.  We process over 1100 clinical specimens per year through our UK laboratory.  With a combined expertise of over 60 years in practice, our neuropathologists offer a diverse range of expertise.

Faculty
Peter Nelson, MD, PhD
Director of Neuropathology

Janna Neltner, MD
Dianne Wilson, MD

S
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Sonya Anderson (Sanders Brown Tissue Bank Coordinator)
Ela Patel (Sanders Brown Principal Research Analyst)

Facilities
The Neuropathology division is housed predominantly within the UK Albert B Chandler Hospital.  We provide service to the Kentucky Neuroscience Institute, as well as many surrounding hospitals for regional consultations.  Our faculty also runs the Neuropathology Core of the University of Kentucky Alzheimer’s Disease Center (UK-ADRC), and administers the biobank housed in the Sanders Brown Center on Aging.  The UK-ADRC is a nationally recognized research center focusing on aging-related dementias and the biobank has been continually funded by the NIH since the mid-1980’s.  An emphasis of the UK-ADRC is in quantitative neuropathologic metrics related to the common pathologies that affect aged persons and can cause an Alzheimer’s disease-type clinical dementia syndrome.

Education
Education is a high priority for our division.  Our faculty is involved in the education of medical students, residents, and fellows.  We are part of the neurosciences curriculum that first year medical students receive.  We run numerous rotations for residents from many different specialties, including pathology, neurology, neurosurgery, and ophthalmology.  We also have a two year ACGME-certified neuropathology fellowship.

Relevant Forms
We offer consultation services for neuropathologic specimens, including skeletal muscle and peripheral nerve biopsies. Please see the linked forms for more information.