Laboratory of Pathology
The Laboratory of Pathology (LP) at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) is an integral component of the research and clinical community at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Our goal is to be a globally recognized center of excellence in disease research, clinical diagnostics, and pathology education. The mission of the Laboratory of Pathology is to achieve the highest level of quality in research, diagnostics, and education.
We take responsibility for Anatomic Pathology Services for the NIH as well as others who seek our expertise through consultation. Our goal is to provide the most accurate diagnostic interpretation in the most efficient manner, supported by a commitment to quality improvement.
Laboratory of Pathology Clinical Services
LP clinical and research staff can access information about LP's Clinical Services, using their NIH login credentials, via the internal portal here:
- Access LP Clinical Services (NIH login required)
This site includes information about: test menus and services provided; specimen collection and submitting guidelines; accreditation and regulatory compliance; quality management; safety and infection control; emergency management; and, technical and administrative policies and procedures.
Pathology Requisition Forms
NIH Methylation Profiling Consultation Requisition Form
Tissue Resource Committee (TRC) Requisition Form
The general public can access information about accreditation and clinical sections by selecting the links below:
- Flow Cytometry
- Molecular Pathology (COMPASS)
- Surgical Pathology
- Tissue Procurement Facility
Through the training of residents and fellows in diagnostics and research, LP's Training Programs create future leaders in clinical and experimental pathology. As an organization, we share our expertise and teaching with the clinical and scientific community.
We support the research mission of the NCI and the NIH by: - investigating the biology and genetics of cancer and other diseases - developing and applying leading edge technology to diagnostic pathology - providing collaborative support for clinical research protocols In this endeavor, we value scientific originality, integrity, and productivity while maintaining the highest level of ethical principles. For general information about the research programs and their staff, please select the "PI & Key Staff" tab above. More detailed information about selected research programs can be viewed at:
- Cancer Molecular Pathology
- Gene Regulation
- Biochemical Pathology
- Translational Surgical Pathology
- Experimental Pathology Laboratory
- Translational Nanobiology
|Position||Degree Required||Contact Name||Contact Email|
|Staff Scientist - Cancer biology, genetics||Ph.D. or equivalent||Frederic G. Barr, MD PhDemail@example.com|
|Post-doctoral Fellow - Cancer biology, cancer genetics||Ph.D. or equivalent||Frederic G. Barr MD PhDfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Staff Scientist - NGS Data Scientist||Ph.D. or equivalent, M.D. or equivalent||TaShanda Ashford||TaShanda.Ashford@nih.gov|
Pathology Training and Fellowship Programs
Anatomic Pathology Residency Training Program
The Laboratory of Pathology (LP) offers a multifaceted ACGME-accredited residency training program in Anatomic Pathology at the NIH Clinical Center, the site of intramural clinical research for the NIH, and home to more than 1500 clinical research protocols. Excelling in both clinical diagnosis and translational research, the department provides a stimulating intellectual environment for the resident interested in an academic career. Learn more...
The LP's Cytopathology Section provides diagnostic cytopathology services to the NIH and its associated clinical services in the NIH Clinical Center. The relatively high frequency of pathologic findings combined with the diversity of types of exfoliative and fine needle aspiration (FNA) specimens seen in our Section provide a broad experience in diagnostic cytopathology. The goals of this fellowship are to develop a strong foundation in diagnostic cytopathology and introduce clinically oriented physicians to current research techniques. Learn more...
The LP's Hematopathology Section offers a fully ACGME-accredited fellowship in hematopathology, which provides broad exposure to the diagnostic and investigative aspects of neoplastic hematopathology. Material is derived principally from an active in-house treatment program for both adult and pediatric hematologic malignancies. In addition, approximately over 2000 challenging cases are submitted in consultation each year. Learn more...
Pathology Research Fellowships
Pathology research fellowship positions are available in the Laboratory for physicians who have recently completed a pathology residency program. This fellowship is intended to give pathologists sustained and focused training in an investigative area in basic, translational or clinical science in preparation for a career in academic pathology. Learn more...
Cancer Genomics Pathology Research Fellowships
Research fellowship positions in the area of cancer genomics pathology are available in the Laboratory for physicians who have recently completed a pathology residency program. This fellowship is intended to give pathologists sustained and focused training in cancer genomics in preparation for a career in academic pathology. Learn more...