Who We Are

Welcome to the Department of Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology.

These are exciting times for Vanderbilt and for this department. The energy and momentum are palpable. Our collaborative efforts in personalized medicine in cancer, pharmacogenomics and the creation of Diagnostic Management Teams are at the “leading edge” of a revolution in the practice of pathology. The department lives and breathes our mantra that we are a “laboratory of the whole” for defining the future of pathology.

The Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology at Vanderbilt has a long and rich history of excellence in teaching, clinical service, and research. The Vanderbilt University Pathology Residency Training Program is accredited to offer four years of education and training in combined Anatomic and Clinical Pathology (APCP4), four years of education and training in combined Anatomic Pathology and Neuropathology (APNP4), three years of education and training in Anatomic Pathology (AP3) or three years of training in Clinical Pathology (CP3).

The Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology offers a variety of post-doctoral fellowship opportunities for individuals with the M.D., Ph.D., D.V.M., or equivalent degree. Fellowships can be purely research-oriented experiences, and opportunities for these positions can be found at Employment and Training Opportunities. In addition to postdoctoral research fellowships, the department offers fellowship opportunities combining advanced subspecialty clinical training with related research experience.

We are committed to taking a leadership role in both basic and translational research in these areas of focus. During this time of rapid growth, we remain committed to the pillars of excellence upon which this department rests. Welcome to our home on the web and please contact us if you'd like to learn more!


Cutting-edge Research


Outstanding Education and Training


State-of-the-art Pathology and Clinical Laboratory Service

PMI Research and Education Fund

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