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:

Each division is led by an internationally recognized leader in the field. The Vice Chair of each division is supported, in turn, by a faculty committed to the threefold mission of clinical service, education, and research. Many of our faculty members are listed in "Best Doctors" in New York and America, are considered thought leaders in their field by virtue of their scholarly activities (including the publication of key textbooks in pathology), and are supported by extramural research grants to pursue innovative research in oncology, immunobiology, and vascular biology.

The dedication of our senior faculty to excellence in clinical service, education, and research provides a rich academic environment ideally suited for the training of pathology residents and fellows and the mentoring and further development of our junior faculty. Our training programs are further enhanced by additional opportunities available through Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and The Rockefeller University.

Message From the Chair

Welcome to the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medicine

What distinguishes an extraordinary pathology department from a good one? We believe it is several-fold: 1) Faculty members who are nationally and internationally 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.

Massimo Loda

Massimo Loda, M.D.

These traits are precisely what sets the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center apart from those at other institutions. We are fortunate to be based at Weill Cornell Medical College, a prestigious Ivy League medical school, and in NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, one of the top ranked hospitals in the United States.

Our mission is to create a fully integrated, academic pathology department to: 1)provide the highest quality education, research, and CLIA-based diagnostic tests; 2) foster integration of the Department of Pathology within the fabric of Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork Presbyterian Hospital, which is centered on innovation in anatomic, molecular and computational pathology as well as laboratory medicine; and, finally, 3) create a dynamic hub for scientific excellence that utilizes innovative and sophisticated molecular pathology approaches to study human disease.

We offer clinical and laboratory services that span the full depth and breadth of all pathology subspecialties. Our department includes highly productive, well-funded basic science and clinical research faculty members whose investigations center on a variety of areas, with a strong focus on the biology of hematologic and solid tumor malignancies.

Our faculty are heavily engaged in the of teaching medical students, residents, and fellows. Residency training is tailored to individual career goals. Seventy-five percent of our resident trainees advance to academic careers in anatomic and clinical pathology.

I invite you to visit the pages of our Web site to see what we have to offer. The Department is dedicated to expanding its clinical services, research programs, and educational opportunities. We welcome your participation in these endeavors.

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

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