Inside Pathology

The Department of Pathology provides unparalleled pathology expertise to our nation’s military and federal health services while training the next generation of physicians and scientists. We deliver the highest quality evidence-based laboratory services, foster research, and disseminate new knowledge to advance medical science and military medicine.

We are integral to the National Capital Region’s Academic Health System with our pathologists also functioning as practitioners of Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, the Joint Pathology Center, the National Cancer Institute of the NIH, Ft. Belvoir Community Hospital, and other Medical Treatment Facilities across the National Capital Region.

Our work at Walter Reed spans the fields of Surgical Pathology, Cytology, Autopsy Pathology, Neuropathology, Dermatopathology, Clinical Chemistry, Hematology, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Immunology, Molecular Pathology, and Blood Banking/Blood Services. We are also honored to play an important role at the Joint Pathology Center (Forest Glen Annex), the premier Pathology reference center for diagnosis, education and research serving the DoD and Veterans Administration health systems.

We provide unparalleled excellence and collaboration in military readiness, diagnosis, consultation, education, research, and global outreach.