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Surgical Pathology

Welcome to our UTMB Surgical Pathology Website!

The Division of Surgical Pathology with six attending general surgical pathologists and nine subspecialty pathologists are unswervingly committed to provide the best in clinical service, resident and fellow education as well as applied pathology research. Divisional accessions are over 16,000 annually (approximately half biopsies and half surgical resection specimens) with strong representation of breast, gastrointestinal, genito-urinary, gynecologic, head and neck and pulmonary pathology. Our staff pathologists are committed to excellence in education for our fellows, residents and medical students, and as such provide a wide array of conference opportunities including: Interesting Cases, Surgical Unknowns, Gross Unknowns, Topics in Surgical Pathology and seven interdepartmental tumor boards. Research efforts by the Faculty include participation in activities of the Center for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases, Institute of Human Infection and Immunity, and the WHO Collaborating Center for Tropical Diseases. Located on Galveston Island along the Texas Gulf Coast, the thriving UTMB campus is only blocks from the beach, less than an hour from the Johnson Space Center, the Clear Lake Recreational Area as well as the City of Houston.

Office Phone: (409) 772-8075 or (409) 772-0144

Mission Statement

We are a nationally recognized Division in Surgical Pathology with the fundamental responsibility to promote excellence in the practice of Surgical Pathology by providing quality clinical diagnostic care for the Surgical Divisions of UTMB, the University Health Clinics, as well as numerous UTMB clinics across South and East Texas. Further, as part of a large teaching hospital, it is also our duty to provide the necessary educational experiences whereby to offer superior training for UTMB Medical Students, Residents and Fellows.

Subspecialty Consultation Services

The Division welcomes subspecialty consultations related to biopsy or surgical material across the disciplines of Breast Pathology, Gastrointestinal Pathology, Gynecologic Pathology, Hematopathology, Liver Pathology, Neuropathology, Pediatric Pathology and Renal Pathology. Consultation material is promptly distributed to the appropriate Subspecialty Pathologist for evaluation. Click here for Consultation Services Information (PDF).