Chair's Welcome to Pathology

Welcome to the Department of Pathology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. We seek to be the leader in our four-part mission to provide advanced and comprehensive diagnostic care, educate our colleagues and future generations of pathologists, conduct cutting edge clinical, translational, and basic science research, and to engage the community to improve the health of individuals around the globe.

Our world-renowned faculties are leaders in all areas of pathology. Our core value is to provide outstanding patient care. We provide diagnostic services at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center, to the community through sites like Brigham and Women’s Falkner Hospital, and around the world through current engagements in Haiti, Rwanda and Malawi.

Enabling our cutting-edge clinical care is the clinical, translational and basic science research conducted in our department. Our location on the Harvard Medical School campus, along with the integration of our faculty with the faculty throughout the Longwood campus, has ideally positioned us to be one of the largest Pathology research programs in the country.

Furthermore, many of our clinical faculty are the same individuals engaged in research, accelerating the translation of basic science to novel clinical tests. To further advance diagnostics along with providing better disease prognostication, patient stratification and biomarker discovery, we have initiated a program in Computation Pathology, using data derived from all areas of pathology to advance personalized medicine.

As Chair of the Department of Pathology, I am proud of the quality and depth of our services and the expertise of our staff.

Jeffrey A. Golden, MD

Jeffrey Golden, MD

Jeffrey Golden, MD

Chair, Department of Pathology, BWH

Ramzi S. Cotran Professor of Pathology, HMS

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For over a century, a leader in patient care, medical education and research, with expertise in virtually every specialty of medicine and surgery.

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