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Department of Pathology
LSUHSC School of Medicine
Medical Education Building-
5th floor- Rm 5103
1901 Perdido Street
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: (504) 568-6031

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Welcome to the Department of Pathology

The Department of Pathology is comprised of physicians and laboratory scientists who engage in teaching, research, and diagnostic clinical services.  Pathology is a medical specialty that is centered on the causes and mechanisms of disease as well as the effects of disease on the human body.  Members of our faculty are actively involved in educational programs across the medical center including the schools of Medicine, Allied Health, Nursing and the Graduate School.  We are proud to have received the Best Basic Science Department award from the medical school classes of 2005, 2006, and 2009 in recognition of the quality of our educational efforts. Our faculty members have also received numerous individual teaching awards from the medical students.  Our pathology residency training program in anatomic (AP) and clinical pathology (CP)  has been continuously accredited for sixty years and is currently approved for 12 residents. We also have an approved fellowship in pediatric pathology. The program is centered at the Interim LSU Hospital on the LSUHSC campus but includes many other sites including Children’s Hospital, West Jefferson Hospital and Oschner Hospital. 

Pathology faculty members conduct basic and translational research in cardiovascular disease and cancer biology and are funded through several organizations including the National Institutes of Health, The Louisiana Board of Regents and The Cancer Center.  We have collaborative investigations with numerous departments in the medical school and the LSUHSC as well as other academic institutions across the country.  Members of our faculty serve on national study sections and on editorial boards of peer-reviewed academic journals.

We provide laboratory and diagnostic services to the Interim LSU Hospital as well as several other hospital sites across the greater New Orleans area and southeast Louisiana.  We provide timely and high quality service to all of our patients and customers.  In recognition of our expertise, our faculty members serve on boards of national Pathology certification organizations and three of our faculty were listed in the Top Doctors of New Orleans.

Please browse through our website and feel free to contact us for more information.

Richard S. Vander Heide, M.D., Ph.D.

Jack Perry Strong Professor and Head Department of Pathology
Louisiana State Unversity Health Sciences Center