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Welcome to our Department

Dr. Russell Broaddus
Russell Broaddus, MD, PhD
Chair Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

The Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine at the University of North Carolina is committed to being a premier Pathology Department among state-funded medical schools.

This vision is enabled by our inter-related missions:

  1. Advocate for our patients by promoting excellence in the diagnosis and treatment of disease.
  2. Actively promote the practice of evidence-based medicine.  When evidence is lacking, we will work to provide it through basic and translational science using innovative preclinical models of disease and clinical investigation.
  3. Honor our Department’s rich history by continuing to lead research in understanding mechanisms of disease.
  4. Motivate our students, residents, and fellows to challenge dogma by encouraging an inquisitive and open learning atmosphere.
  5. Champion a diverse and inclusive clinical, research, and educational environment.

Our News

Jiandong Liu, PhD and Li Qian, PhD

November 12, 2020

Their love of heart research brought them together, 20 years later they’re honored together for their accomplishments

Li Qian, PhD, and Jiandong Liu, PhD, associate professors in the department of Pathology and Lab Medicine, have each won prestigious Established Investigator Awards from the American Heart Association for their separate research on how to heal damaged heart tissue. Their own hearts belong to each other, and the family they’ve built together both at home and at the UNC School of Medicine.


About Us

Research Services and Core Laboratories

A variety of research services for scientists are available through our departmental core labs. These core facilities include the Translational Pathology Laboratory, the Animal Histopathology and Laboratory Medicine Core, and the Microscopy Services Laboratory.

Clinical Services and Laboratories

The McLendon Clinical Laboratories provide clinical services in anatomic pathology and laboratory medicine to UNC Hospitals. The web site lists available clinical services and lab tests, forms and requisitions, test specifications, and the lab’s directory.

Departmental Information and Directories

Directories of our department leadership, research faculty, clinical faculty, NC Chief Medical Examiners Office, jointly appointed faculty, adjunct faculty, and our administrative staff are online. Also online are recent annual reports, our history, and a photographic archive of faculty members, trainees, and graduate students.

Clinical Training Programs

Our Residency Program in Pathology at UNC Hospitals is a four-year training program in anatomic pathology and clinical pathology. We also offer clinical fellowships in clinical chemistry, cytopathology, forensic pathology, hematopathology, clinical immunology, laboratory genetics & genomics, clinical microbiology, molecular genetic pathology, renal pathology, surgical pathology, and transfusion medicine.

Doctoral and Post-doctoral Studies

Our Graduate Program in Pathobiology and Translational Science offers a Ph.D. degree in experimental pathology and is closely aligned with our specialized graduate training certificate programs. We also offer post-doctoral fellowships in research and in four clinical laboratories.