It is an exciting, vital time to be involved in Medicine and Pathology in particular. As the study of the essential nature of diseases and especially of the structural and functional changes produced by them (Merriam Webster, 2015), the application of pathology directly impacts therapeutic and treatment modalities. Indeed, as our society ages, there is more need than ever for the contribution pathology provides.
Our department is committed to excellence in education through basic and translational research, medical education and continuing medical education programs. Pathology's overriding Mission is to provide excellent teaching, research, patient care and community service and to meet the health needs of Kansas and the community at large. We have been an integral part of the education community at the University of Kansas since its inception at the turn of the 20th Century. Our residency program has been actively graduating subspecialty physicians since the mid-1950s. Recent advancements from our basic science and translational research laboratories have identified potential therapeutic markers for breast and ovarian cancer. Continuing education programs include nationally-recognized advancements on innovative and progressive patient care.
Pathology affects nearly every patient who walks through the hospital's doors as well as the treatment choices their physicians make for them. Our clinical faculty provide expertise in anatomic and clinical laboratory diagnostic services on eight campuses throughout the Greater Kansas City Metropolitan Area. Anatomic subspecialists have been recognized by their local peers as 'top doctors' in their respective fields of work and study. National News and government health organizations seek our faculty's knowledge and expertise. All our clinical faculty are board-certified and our state-of-the-art laboratory is accredited by national associations including the American Association of Blood Banks (AABB), College of American Pathologists (CAP) and Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT).
Our department is committed to excellence in patient care through its thorough involvement in academic and clinical activities. It is a privilege to be associated with the University and Kansas City community and I thank you for your interest in our department. I hope you will review our website and look forward to association with you in the future.
Meenakshi Singh, MD
Russell J. Eilers, MD Endowed Chair and Professor of Pathology