Patient Care
Providing accurate diagnoses as the foundation of world class medical care.

Patient Care

The primary mission of the Department of Pathology is to support Duke University Hospital’s world class medical care by providing outstanding anatomic and clinical pathology services to our patients and clinicians.

One of the founding departments when Duke Hospital opened in 1930, Pathology has a rich history and continues to be a part of the vibrant Duke Health community. As part of a leading national hospital, we are responsible for over 50,000 surgical pathology specimens per year, and 7 million laboratory tests. Many of our specimens are unusual and complex. This exposure, which creates experience and depth in our diverse faculty, serves our patients with the highest quality. Information about our patient care services is available in the links below.

Anatomic Pathology

Anatomic pathology encompasses the diagnostic examination of organs and tissues by a variety of macroscopic, microscopic, and biochemical means.

Subdisciplines include Cytopathology (examination of...

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Clinical Pathology

The Division of Clinical Pathology and the DUHS Clinical Laboratories

The Clinical Pathology Division of the Department of Pathology is an integrated and integral...

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For Patients

We welcome this opportunity to be part of your health care.

Pathologists provide a wide variety of health care services, including examination of tissues...

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