The department provides instruction for medical students in basic, systematic, and clinical pathology, which bridges the basic sciences with clinical medicine. It also makes available specialized topics in pathology to third- and fourth-year medical students, graduate students, and residents in pathology, as well as integrates and instructs pathology at the community hospitals. The University’s involvement in community hospitals allows this department to improve the postdoctoral residency program for training of specialists in pathology.
Pathology (PATH) is the study of disease. Instruction in pathology is given to undergraduate and graduate students, medical students, and residents.
Pathology 541 provides essential autopsy experience for all third- and fourth year medical students. Third and fourth year medical students and residents may enroll in one or more of the Pathology 545, 670, and 699 courses. Instruction is offered in laboratory medicine for the practicing physician, clinical pathology, anatomic pathology, clinical immunology, and pathology of aging, nutrition and/or alcoholism.
The department directs a residency program in anatomic and clinical pathology. The clinical faculty come from all the community hospitals. Faculties are based at:
- Blood Bank of Hawai‘i
- Kaiser Permanente Medical Center
- Kapi‘olani Medical Center for Women and Children
- Kuakini Medical Center
- The Queen’s Medical Center
- Kapi‘olani Pali Momi Medical Center
- Tripler Army Medical Center
- Honolulu Medical Examiner Department
Faculty members participate in the training of medical students and residents alike. They are also involved in several long-term research studies including on Ciguatera toxins, Rhodanese domain proteins found in mitochondria and bacteria, and proteomics related to cancer. Faculty provide gross and microscopic specimens for demonstration and clinico-pathologic correlations. In addition, clinical faculty members participate in seminars and give lectures along with the full-time and part-time faculty.
Contact our Department Administration, including Dr. Karen Thompson, Interim Chair, at:
Telephone: (808) 692-1130
651 Ilalo Street, MEB 4th floor
Honolulu, HI 96813
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