Outside view of Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Department of Pathology

The Northwestern Medicine Department of Pathology medical staff offers full-service clinical and anatomic pathology services to patients and doctor's offices. Our pathologists and staff members conduct more than 9 million reportable tests every year, and our department is structured to offer the very highest level of customer service for both patients and hospital labs. There are two specialties within general pathology, anatomical pathology and clinical pathology.

Department of Pathology building angled view


Researchers at the Northwestern University Department of Pathology conduct research efforts in the following areas.

  • Carcinogenesis/neoplasia

  • Cell and developmental pathology

  • Inflammation/immunology

  • Neuropathology

  • Organ-specific pathology

  • Translational research

Related Resources

Department of Pathology Forms