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The Department of Pathology provide diagnostic surgical, cytology, autopsy and consultation pathology services to the entire Boston Children’s Hospital community, its surrounding Longwood Medical Area neighbors and to other institutions and patients worldwide.
This program is one of the oldest and largest independent pediatric pathology departments in the world. The department’s laboratories process specimens ranging from the routine to the most complex utilizing a sub-specialty oriented staffing model coupled with one of the largest pediatric pathology training programs in the country. The department consistently ranks among the most academically productive pediatric pathology programs in the nation. The clinical department also lends its expertise to the entire Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School’s research community.
Annually, the department processes and interprets approximately:
The department has close working relationships with other departments and divisions within the hospital, most notably: Surgery, Gastroenterology, Cardiology/Cardiovascular Surgery, Oncology, Otolaryngology, Neurology, and Dermatology.
The Pathology Department at Boston Children’s Hospital enjoys collaborative clinical, training and research relationships with Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Massachusetts General Hospital and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. By maintaining these close collaborations, we are able to draw on the clinical expertise necessary to provide exceptional and comprehensive patient care for every patient.
Also, as a member institution of the Dana Farber/Harvard Cancer Center, our department shares a close affiliation and operates several research facilities which help support cancer center research efforts.
The long and illustrious history of the Department of Pathology at Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) attests to its commitment to the diverse missions of pediatric pathology, including training and research.
We are grateful to have been ranked #1 on U.S. News & World Report's list of the best children's hospitals in the nation for the third year in a row, an honor we could not have achieved without the patients and families who inspire us to do our very best for them. Thanks to you, Boston Children's is a place where we can write the greatest children's stories ever told.”