Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Dr. Mahul Amin, MD in a laboratory setting

Conversation with the incoming Chair


The vision of The UTHSC Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine is be a premier academic center for pathology and laboratory medicine education, research, clinical care, and public service  with the goal of improving human health and patient safety as an essential member of the healthcare team.


The mission of The UTHSC Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine is to bring the benefits of the practice of pathology and laboratory medicine to the citizens of Tennessee and others through the pursuit of an integrated program of education, research, clinical care  and public service.

The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine will pursue this mission:

  • By contributing to the medical education mission of The UTHSC student body, through offering specialty medical training in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, and through contributing to graduate medical education in Experimental Pathology with a focus on Cancer Biology through the Integrated Biomedical Sciences Program.
  • By conducting basic Experimental Pathology research in mechanism of disease with a focus on cancer biology, and through clinical and translational research to improve diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of diseases particularly through the application of precision medicine.
  • By delivering high quality anatomic and clinical pathology services in affiliated institutions, including through laboratory directorships and participation in patient safety committees and programs.
  • By serving as resources to community and professional organizations, the scientific community, policy makers, and the public in matters pertaining to basic mechanisms of diseases, and to appropriate use of existing and evolving pathology and laboratory medicine services.

Core Values

The core values of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine in realizing our vision and achieving our mission are:

  • The continuous pursuit of excellence and dedication to the profession and the institution.
  • A strong sense of professionalism, respect, integrity, and accountability among faculty, fellows, residents, and staff.
  • An emphasis on discovery, innovation, and implementation of novel approaches.
  • Intraprofessional interaction, interdisciplinary collaboration, and healthcare team integration.
  • A focus on continuous improvement, patient safety, and evidence-based practice.
  • Diversity in faculty, fellows, residents, and staff.

Contact Us

Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

930 Madison Ave, Suite 500
Memphis, TN 38163
Phone: (901) 448-6300
Fax: (901) 448-6979