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.
Dr. Aylin Simsir, M.D., appointed interim Director of Surgical Pathology. Dr. Simsir has been at NYU for more than 15 years and is currently the Director of our Cytopathology Services.
Dr. Matija Snuderl, M.D., appointed Director of Molecular Pathology. Dr. Snuderl joined the faculty at NYU School of Medicine in January 2013 and has been actively involved in designing new molecular tests and platforms particularly in molecular neuropathology and epigenetics.More