Welcome from the Chair


Welcome to the UAB Department of Pathology website.  Whether you are a first-time or frequent visitor, I invite you to browse our website and learn more about our diverse and distinguished Department.

The UAB Department of Pathology is recognized nationally for excellence in both undergraduate and graduate medical education and outstanding clinical pathology practice in multiple areas including bone pathology, cytopathology, embryo-fetal pathology, transfusion medicine, and head and neck pathology while housing dynamic research programs in multiple areas of experimental pathology.  The Department is home to approximately eighty full-time primary faculty members in six divisions: Anatomic Pathology, Forensic Pathology, Informatics, Laboratory Medicine, Molecular and Cellular Pathology, and Neuropathology.  The Department is widely recognized as one of the leading academic departments of pathology in the country.  Our faculty members currently serve, or have served, as leaders of numerous national pathology organizations including: American Society for Investigative Pathology; American Society for Clinical Pathology; Academy of Clinical Laboratory Physicians and Scientists; Society for Pediatric Pathology; North American Society of Head and Neck Pathologists; Society for Free Radical Biology and Medicine; and Arthur Purdy Stout Society of Surgical Pathologists.  In addition to serving as Editor-in-Chiefs for several noted scientific journals, including American Journal of Pathology, Laboratory Investigation, and Journal of Histochemistry and Cytochemistry, our faculty hold leadership positions in Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, Association of American Medical Colleges, American Physiological Society, and American Pathology Foundation. 

The Department has over $20 million per year in extramural research funding and consistently ranks in the top twenty departments of pathology for National Institutes of Health grant funding.  Research programs in bioenergetics, cardiovascular disease, immunology, informatics, neuropathology, and redox biology are among our many areas of scientific strength.   Our graduate student, resident and fellowship training programs are among the finest in the country and our faculty and students have received national and international recognition for their research and teaching accomplishments.

I welcome you to explore our website to learn more about our divisions, clinical offerings, and training opportunities.  I encourage you to follow our progress by reading our quarterly Pathology in Focus newsletters and to contact us to inquire about ways that you can contribute to our clinical, research and teaching missions.

Best wishes,


Kevin A. Roth, M.D., Ph.D.
Robert and Ruth Anderson Professor and Chair
Department of Pathology