About Us

The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medicine is located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital is the major clinical affiliate and teaching hospital of Weill Cornell Medicine. NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medicine, an 824-bed facility, is centrally located in a collaborative medical community that includes the Hospital for Special Surgery, Memorial-Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and The Rockefeller University.

The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine provides science-based diagnostic services of the highest quality in anatomic pathology and laboratory medicine; pursues innovative basic and clinical research dedicated to improving the diagnosis and management of human disease; and promotes an integrated scientific and clinical educational experience for pathology residents and fellows and Weill Cornell medical and graduate students. We meet our mission through the integrated activities of six divisions:


Message From the Chair

Massimo Loda

Massimo Loda, M.D.

What distinguishes an extraordinary pathology department from a good one? We believe it is several-fold: 1) Faculty members who are nationally regarded in their fields is essential, particularly those who have advanced subspecialty training; 2) Faculty who have a commitment to patient care, coupled with rapid delivery of diagnostic test results; 3) Faculty who are dedicated to teaching and mentoring the leaders of the future; and 4) Faculty who are doing outstanding research to advance the field of pathology as well as support other avenues of biomedical investigation with the potential to improve the practice of medicine.

Our mission is to provide accurate diagnosis, prognosis, and prediction, via critical interpretation of anatomic, laboratory and molecular analyses in patients’ specimen. This is increasingly accomplished through the adoption of technical improvements in all areas of Pathology and via integration of large data by computational tools. We are committed to discovering basic scientific principles in the pathogenesis of human disease. We provide medical, graduate and post-graduate education, playing a critical role in forming the next generation of physician and scientists.

Massimo Loda, M.D.
David D. Thompson Professor and Chair,
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine


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Understanding Pathology

Understanding Pathology
The pathologists who work at Weill Cornell Medicine play a critically important role in the accurate and timely diagnosis of disease, and work collaboratively with a range of other medical professionals to advance science and improve patient care.

Pathology & Laboratory Medicine 1300 York Avenue New York, NY 10065 Phone: (212) 746-6464
Surgical Pathology: (212) 746-2700