Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Diagnosis to Discovery

Samuel A. Santoro, M.D., Ph.D.

A Message from the Chair:

Welcome to the Department of Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. This website will give you a glance at our complex, multi-faceted department. We are proud of the cutting-edge research carried out by our faculty and trainees. The work ranges from basic science investigations in microbial pathogenesis, immunobiology and cancer biology to clinical and translational research defining the current and future practice of pathology. Our highly regarded educational programs include a highly sought after residency program in anatomic and/or clinical pathology, PhD granting graduate programs in microbe-host interactions and molecular pathology and immunology, and abundant opportunities for clinical or postdoctoral research training. We also now offer a highly innovative course for undergraduate students at Vanderbilt. Finally, we take great pride in providing state-of-the-art pathology services to the patients of Vanderbilt University Medical Center and beyond.

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This week:

Monday, October 22

  • PMI Seminar Series - 12:00 pm, 214 Light Hall

Kenneth Oestreich, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

“Cooperative roles for STAT and Ikaros zinc finger transcription factors in the regulation of T helper cell differentiation” 

  • AP Didactics: Journal Club - 12:00 pm, C-2303 MCN

Robert D. Hoffman, II, M.D., Ph.D.


Tuesday, October 23​

  • AP Fellow Conference - 7:00 am, SP Sign out Room
  • CP Fellow Teaching - 12:00 pm

Kelley J. Mast, M.D

Hemepath marrow failure synds

Wednesday, October 24

  • Pathophysiology Journal Club - 11:00 am, C-2105 MCN

Oliver McDonald, M.D., Ph.D.

  • Surgical Pathology Unknowns Conference Series (RSS) - 12:00 pm, C-2303 MCN

Hernan Correa, M.D.

Pediatric Pathology Unknown 

Thursday, October 25

  • Molecular Pathogenesis Trainee (MPT) Seminar Series - 1:00 pm, 1220 MRB III

Amrendra Kumar, Ph.D., Sebastian Joyce Lab 

  • AP Grand Rounds  - 12:00 pm, C-2303 MCN

​Anthony P. Martinez, M.D.

Dermatopathology Fellow, Emory University

“Chondromyxoid lesion of the nasal cavity including Carney’s forgotten child”

  • Fundamentals of Laboratory, Business & Human Resource Mgmt. - No Seminar
  • Dermpath Slide Session - No Seminar


Friday, October 26

  • Pathology Laboratory Medicine Grand Rounds (LMR) - 12:00 pm, C-2303 MCN

Mario William Saab Chalhoub M.D.

Resident, Department of Pathology Microbiology, and Immunology

Ryan Joseph Brancamp M.D., MPA

Resident, Department of Pathology Microbiology, and Immunology 

  • Immunology Journal Club - 12:00 pm, A-5305 MCN

Luc Van Kaer, Ph.D.

  • Resident Meeting - No Meeting
  • Vanderbilt Pathology Education Research Group (VPERG)  - No Seminar



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