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Pathology and Laboratory Medicine contributes to the clinical, educational and research missions of Drexel University College of Medicine by providing a solid foundation for understanding disease processes in individual patients as well as in general terms. Since our discipline uses basic science approaches to elucidate clinical disease, we are in a strategic position to provide an important educational bridge and to conduct translational research.

Pathology Education

Our faculty members actively participate in the education of medical students, graduate students, residents and fellows. They are involved in both the instruction and administration of the IFM and PIL curricular tracks, a senior elective and a pathology pathway. Graduate medical education comprises a combined AP/CP residency program as well as cytopathology, surgical pathology and hematopathology fellowships. Our department is also the institutional sponsor for the forensic pathology fellowship that is offered by the Philadelphia Medical Examiner's Office. Finally, the department sponsors two CME programs that are aimed at faculty development.


 
News & Announcements
 

Philadelphia Magazine's Top Doctors 2019 Faculty Named Philadelphia Magazine Top Doctors™ for 2019

Congratulations to Dr. Cheryl A. Hanau, who was named a "Top Doctor" in Philadelphia magazine's annual list of the region's best physicians. (May 6, 2019)
*This physician is a non-compensated member of the teaching faculty of Drexel University College of Medicine.

2018 Golden Apple Awards

On April 10, faculty and staff were recognized for excellence in teaching and outstanding service at the 2018 Golden Apple Award Ceremony.

Shaymaa Ashi and Diego Morales at PAP Jeopardy

Residents Score Big at PAP Jeopardy

Drexel pathology residents participated in the Jeopardy contest hosted by the Pennsylvania Association of Pathologists on Friday, April 13, 2018. Other participating schools included Penn State Hershey, University of Pennsylvania, Temple, Pennsylvania Hospital, and University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

Drexel took home the cup! Drs. Shaymaa Ashi and Diego Morales won the contest in the final round. Go team!

2017 CURE Awardees

The following faculty members were the recipients of 2017 CURE grant awards:

  • Christian Sell, PhD (co-investigator): Novel Compositions for Treating or Preventing Age-Related Dermal and Epidermal Disorders
  • Mark Zarella, PhD (investigator): The Mechanisms of Visual and Decision Processes in Cancer Histopathology Interpretation

See all 2017 CURE awardees.

 
In the Media
 

"Suicide of Aging Cells Prolongs Life Span in Mice"
Related Faculty: Christian Sell, PhD
Science (February 3, 2016)

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Cheryl Hanau, MD, Chair of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Cheryl Hanau, MD
Chair of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine