You have reached the website for the Department of Pathology, University of Colorado, School of Medicine. The Department of Pathology at CU is a “hybrid” basic science and clinical department based at the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, a northeastern suburb of Denver, Colorado. The Department seeks to establish more active partnerships through the community, our region and our profession as we grow to provide value based medicine, focused on the origins of human disease. The Mission of our Department is to provide outstanding:
Education - through the provision and development of educational programs for residents, medical students, allied health professionals, undergraduate, graduate and post-doctoral students in Cancer Biology and other areas of basic, translational and clinical science, practicing health professionals and the public at large.
Research - through the development of new knowledge in basic, translational and clinical sciences, health policy, outcomes-based research and health education.
Clinical Care - through the development, maintenance and practice of knowledge and outcomes- based medicine in the subspecialty of pathology and through interactive programs and practice which improve medical practice and patient outcomes for everyone served by the University of Colorado School of Medicine and our affiliate hospitals.
The Department is comprised of 57 full time faculty who are actively engaged in clinical patient care, education and research. We staff four busy hospitals in the Denver metro area, including: The University of Colorado Hospital, The Children’s Hospital, Denver Health and the Denver Veterans Affairs Hospital. We are active teachers of undergraduate students in the basis of human disease (pathology) and play a major role in graduate student education as well. I encourage you to explore our website, and consider us if you are looking for a Ph.D. program in Cancer Biology or a residency (AP/CP) or post-residency fellowship (in surgical pathology, cytopathology, dermatopathology, or transfusion medicine).
Our Department has undergone major changes during the past five years. We have moved into new research and clinical laboratories, recruited 23 new faculty and restructured clinical, research and educational activities. Our grant funding is up (a whopping 247% just this past year alone) as are our scientific contributions in basic, translational and clinical medicine. I am extremely proud of our faculty, staff and students for what they continue to achieve. Come to Denver and experience the department first hand. I look forward to meeting you.
Ann D. Thor, M.D.
Professor and Todd Chair of Pathology