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Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

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Welcome to the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. On behalf of the entire department I invite you to explore this website to learn more about our commitment to the care of children. We strive to provide timely and accurate laboratory test results and diagnoses, communicating efficiently and effectively, and in so doing, facilitate excellence in pediatric care in a manner that will enable children to lead healthier lives.

Our faculty is composed of nationally and internationally recognized experts providing diagnostic services and consultation in all areas of pathology and laboratory medicine. We utilize state-of-the-art technology to provide comprehensive diagnostic services to clinicians, hospitals and outside laboratories to advance the healthcare of children. In addition, an integral element of the department’s mission is to train the next generation of leaders in pediatric pathology and laboratory medicine. The department also has strong programs in career development, education and training, and has implemented Lean principles in many areas.

Pathology stands at the crossroads between basic science and clinical care. Our department is actively engaged in basic and translational research to understand the pathogenesis of childhood disease and to institute novel methods for earlier and more precise diagnoses resulting in enhanced and tailored therapy. Our faculty, by virtue of their unique position bridging the clinical and basic sciences, is at the forefront of applying new knowledge to medical practice. We are currently experiencing an exhilarating growth in our understanding of the fundamental molecular and cellular mechanisms of disease.

The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is committed to being a partner in this transformation of healthcare delivery and a leader as we seek to improve the health of children everywhere.


Robert W. Doms, MD, PhD
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia 

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