Change is part of the living process and organizations, like organisms, are part of that grand experiment.  This extends to our own institution and Department.   Trainees and colleagues leave and are replaced by new ones leaving behind a memory trail that is often both bittersweet and invigorating.  I welcome you to our website and encourage you to explore what has remained the same and what is new, vibrant and exciting. We are proud of our collective successes and encourage you to explore our website and learn more about distinguished Department, its programs and people.

The UAB Department of Pathology is recognized nationally as one of the leading academic departments of pathology in the country with outstanding programs in undergraduate and graduate medical education, research and clinical pathology practice. The Department is home to more than eighty full-time primary faculty members in six divisions housed in an outstanding physical plant: Anatomic Pathology, Forensic Pathology, Informatics, Laboratory Medicine, Molecular and Cellular Pathology, and Neuropathology.  The graduate, resident and fellowship training programs are among the best in the country and our faculty and students have received national and international recognition for their clinical skills, research and teaching accomplishments.

Select faculty members currently serve, or have served, as leaders of national service, research and pathology organizations including the: American Society for Investigative Pathology; American Society for Clinical Pathology; Academy of Clinical Laboratory Physicians and Scientists; Society for Pediatric Pathology; Society for Free Radical Biology and Medicine; Arthur Purdy Stout Society of Surgical Pathologists; the International Society of Biological and Environmental Repositories; and the Biological Stain Commission. 

In addition they have served as Editor-in-Chiefs or as senior/assistant/associate editors for several noted scientific journals, including Laboratory Investigation, The American Journal of Pathology, Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Clinical Cancer Research, Molecular Cancer Biology, and the Journal of Biological Chemistry.  Our faculty hold or have held leadership positions in the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, Association of American Medical Colleges, American Physiological Society, the American Pathology Foundation, the American Association for Cancer Research, and the College of American Pathologists. 

The Department is approaching $25 million per year in extramural research funding and consistently ranks in the top twenty departments of pathology for National Institutes of Health grant funding (currently 14th).  Research programs in cancer, bioenergetics, cardiovascular disease, immunology, informatics,  mitochondrial pathology, and redox biology are among our many areas of scientific strength.   Our faculty are over-represented in receiving awards for teaching excellence at the local, national and international levels and we have outstanding diagnostic programs in multiple areas including bone and breast pathology, cytopathology, embryo-fetal pathology, transfusion medicine, and coagulation pathophysiology.

I welcome you to explore our website to learn more about our clinical and research offerings and training opportunities. Further, you can follow our progress by reading our quarterly Pathology In Focus newsletters on-line at this web-site and contact me to inquire about ways that you can contribute to our multiple missions.

I look forward to hearing from you.


Gene P. Siegal, M.D., Ph.D.