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Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine

Pathology and Genomic Medicine

Methodist Department of Pathology

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The mission of the Department of Pathology and Genomic Medicine is to provide high quality, cost-effective patient care in a spiritual environment that fosters the advancement of medical knowledge. To this end, the Department of Pathlogy and Genomic Medicine of The Methodist Hospital System provides excellent diagnostic and therapeutic services and information, develops new approaches to the diagnosis and treatment of disease, and educates physicians, scientists, and technologists using state-of-the-art advanced equipment. As chair for the Department of Pathology and Genomic Medicine, James M. Musser, MD, Ph.D. is committed to lead Methodist as a premier center for research, education, and delivery of pathology services.

The faculty in the Department of Pathology and Genomic Medicine is internationally renowned with expertise in major subspecialty areas of both anatomic pathology and clinical pathology.

Anatomic pathology areas of expertise include multi-organ transplantation, soft tissue and bone pathology, gastrointestinal pathology, dermatopathology, head and neck pathology, breast pathology, cytopathology, renal pathology, genitourinary pathology, pulmonary pathology, ophthalmic pathology, neuropathology (neurodegenerative, forensic, and neoplastic), placental and fetal pathology, cardiovascular pathology, autopsy pathology, forensic pathology (in association with the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences), and immunohistochemistry.

Expertise in clinical pathology subspecialties includes clinical chemistry, core laboratory services, immunology, serology, hematopathology (bone marrow and lymph node interpretation, and including flow cytometry), molecular diagnostics, microbiology (bacteriology, mycology, virology, mycobacteriology, and parasitology), specialized ophthalmic microbiology service, transfusion medicine (donor services, transfusion service, therapeutic apheresis, and peripheral blood progenitor cell harvesting), coagulation, and transplant immunology (HLA).

For more information about the Department of Pathology and Genomic Medicine and its services, please call 713-441-3883.