Department of Pathology

The NYU School of Medicine, founded in 1841, has been a pioneer in the field of pathology since its inception, both through its earliest approaches for the dissection and study of human bodies and through the groundbreaking work of William Welch, who helped establish a laboratory for teaching the use of the microscope. In 1881 Welch was appointed Professor of Pathologic Anatomy and General Pathology, the first position of its kind in the country. Around the same time, a laboratory, devoted specifically to the study of the "pathology of many diseases," was founded through a gift from Andrew Carnegie at Bellevue Hospital Medical College. With its stated research focus, this laboratory became the first in the United States for teaching and investigation in pathology.

News

The American Board of Pathology (ABP) is pleased to announce the election of Dr. Barbara Sampson as a Trustee. Dr. Sampson has been the Chief Medical Examiner of the City of New York since December 2014 and is the first woman appointed to lead this Office. She is a Professor at the Department of Pathology. She earned her Bachelor’s degree at Princeton, a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology at Rockefeller University, her degree in medicine at Cornell University Medical College, and residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She has published widely on forensic pathology and microbiology and serves as an Associate Editor of the journal Cardiovascular Pathology. Dr. Sampson is board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology and Forensic Pathology.

Maria Aguero-Rosenfeld, MD Professor of Pathology and Medicine named to the newly created position of Director of Clinical Laboratories - NYU Langone Health System. Dr. Aguero-Rosenfeld has several decades of experience in Clinical Pathology with subspecialty certification in Medical Microbiology. She will be key in establishing the role of Clinical Pathology in delivering quality patient care and integrating in the institution safety initiatives.

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