Dedicated to the rapid delivery of accurate diagnostic test results

The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at MedStar Health provides services in all areas essential to support both large metropolitan acute care hospitals and community-based hospitals. Pathology is the study and diagnosis of disease through examination of organs, tissues, bodily fluids, and whole bodies (autopsies). Laboratory medicine encompasses all of the tests performed on blood and urine, transfusion medicine, and microbiology.

Our program offers comprehensive clinical and anatomical pathology laboratories at all of our MedStar Health hospitals. We value our strong connection between academic excellence, education, and clinical research activities.

Certified under CLIA-88 (Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act of 1988) and accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP) and the American Association of Blood Banks (AABB), MedStar Health’s Pathology and Laboratory Medicine program serves as a leader in a wide variety of diagnostic pathology services committed to the highest standards of care. Our faculty members are nationally and internationally recognized and most have advanced subspecialty training.

Our providers

Our doctors are nationally and internationally recognized and most have advanced subspecialty training. So, start looking for the right physician to meet your health needs.

Research and education

Our educational programs include a Pathology Residency program, Fellowships in Cytopathology and Transplant/Liver/Renal Pathology, active roles in graduate/medical programs at Georgetown University, and Pathologist’s Assistants and Medical Technology student clinical affiliations. We invite you to please see the individual clinical services specific to the given areas below:

MedStar Health Research Institute

Clinical Trials

Patient stories

A Limb Lost for a Life Returned In July 2019

17-year-old Sophia Bailor suffered a catastrophic wound to her left leg from a circular saw. The injury left the otherwise healthy Rockville, MD, teenager fighting for her leg and her life. “I had a lot of problems with [physical] shock,” recalls Sophia. “I also had a very severe traumatic injury that basically severed most of my lower leg.”

Susan Wolfe-Tank’s story

“There are other options, don’t stop living your life and find out what is available. I’m just grateful this was an option available to me.” Meet Susan Wolfe-Tank whose life was changed for the better after Dr. Song performed her lymph node transfer for treatment of lymphedema after breast reconstruction.