About the Department

At UNM our vibrant and collegial team of pathologists, scientists, trainees and staff reflects the multicultural population of New Mexico. We link diversity with excellence through outstanding programs in education, training, biomedical research and patient care. We are committed to serving New Mexico’s unique populations and cultures while also contributing substantially to solving national and global problems.

Educational Programs

Pathology faculty teach in the School of Medicine curriculum, the Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program, the Medical Laboratory Science Program, the Pathology Residency Program, in six Clinical Fellowship Programs and in several interdisciplinary, cross-campus programs. Research faculty also mentor Post Doctoral Fellows.

  • Pathology residents have access to 16 different rotations during their 4 years of training.

  • Clinical fellowships are offered in the fields of Cytopathology, Surgical Pathology, Hematopathology, Molecular Genetic Pathology, Transfusion Medicine and Forensic Pathology.

  • A Post-Sophomore Fellowship has been offered for more than 30 years.

  • Pathology faculty lead multiple medical school and graduate school core courses and provide research rotations and labs for dissertation research for many of these students.

  • The Medical Laboratory Science Program offers both BS and MS degrees for future laboratory technologists and managers.

  • Pathology faculty work in teams with colleagues from other departments and disciplines across campus to integrate training in disease-focused cell and molecular biology with complementary training in the physical and computational sciences.

Research Programs

Pathology faculty pursue a wide range of basic, clinical, translational, and population research.

Clinical Services

As the only academic Department of Pathology in New Mexico, the faculty’s subspecialties cover a broad range of fields in pathology including areas that are unique to New Mexico.

Department Composition

Some 65 faculty, 20 graduate students and post-doctoral fellows, 30 residents and clinical fellows, and 45 administrative and technical staff are located at UNM. TriCore Reference Laboratories located close to campus employs more than 1,300 pathology-aligned professionals.

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