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MicroscopeOur Vision

Our vision is to be an international leader in academic anatomic and clinical pathology while translating basic science discovery to improve patient care.

Our Mission

The UC Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine’s mission is to provide state-of-the-art pathology services while achieving excellence in patient care, education, and innovative research, and to help improve the lives of people. Our mission and vision are supported by our core values, and these values provide direction for our faculty and staff in our everyday activities. Members of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine strive to provide a quality work environment that fosters unity, respect for diversity, teamwork and professional growth.

Our core values are:

  • Patient Care
  • Teamwork
  • Integrity
  • Dedication to Teaching
  • Excellence in Research

Our History

The Department of Pathology was established in the College of Medicine of the University of Cincinnati in 1903 and has an illustrious history of involvement in undergraduate, medical and postgraduate education, pathology service and the acquisition of new knowledge related to human disease. The Department was renamed Pathology and Laboratory Medicine in 1979 to better reflect its academic mission and clinical responsibilities in a large university medical center.

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Department of
Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

UC Health University Hospital
Laboratory Medicine Building,
Suite 110
3188 Bellevue Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45219

Phone: (513) 584-7284
Fax: (513) 584-3892