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Pathology Department

Pathology's faculty and staff are dedicated to serving the region and community by providing superior diagnostic care, supporting and conducting advanced research, and educating professionals in pathology and its subspecialties.

Michael Cohen, MD, Interim Department Chair

Diagnostic Laboratory Services

The Pathology Laboratories provide anatomic and clinical diagnostic services throughout the institution, and referral tests from outside institutions as well.  

Research Activities

Investigators in pathology's sections on Comparative Medicine and Investigative Pathology conduct basic and translational research. The department administers a number or shared research facilities as well; these are available to investigators throughout the institution, and include the Center for Comparative Medicine Research, the Animal Resources Program, and the Cellular Imaging Core.

Residencies, Fellowships, and other Training Programs

Anatomic and Clinical Pathology and Subspecialties

Are you thinking about pathology as a career in medicine? The department offers a residency training program and five subspecialty fellowships. The ICPI distributes a brochure that describes the pathologist's role as clinician, consultant, researcher and teacher. Read about it online, or e-mail the ICPI at to request a printed copy. The Program in Medical Laboratory Science also operates within the department and provides valuable training to second-year residents as well as professional training for Medical Laboratory Scientists.

Comparative Medicine, Lab Animal Medicine, and Veterinary Pathology

The department's training programs include residency and fellowship programs in Comparative Medicine, Lab Animal Medicine, Primate Clinical Medicine, and Veterinary Pathology, as well as opportunities for both pre- and postdoctoral study.  

Graduate Degrees

The department also administers a master's degree in Comparative Medicine and a PhD in Molecular Pathology. 


Quick Reference

Department of Pathology
Interim Chair and Professor of Pathology
Michael B Cohen, MD

Tel: 336-716-5080

E-Mail Dr. Cohen at

Department of Pathology
Wake Forest School of Medicine
Medical Center Boulevard
Winston-Salem, NC 27157
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