Our Surgical Pathology department services all areas within Medstar Georgetown University Hospital including the Operating Rooms, Labor and Delivery, and Endoscopy. We provide integrated pathology services to offsite MedStar Health locations including Lafayette Centre and MedStar Brandywine. Our laboratory includes Pathologists’ Assistants (PA’s), PA students, and pathology residents who are trained to perform accurate and timely evaluation and processing of all pathological specimens. Our PA’s and residents perform a variety of responsibilities including gross examination, dissection, description, specimen radiography, specimen photography, intraoperative consultations including frozen sections, tissue banking, and triaging of specimens. The laboratory personnel will obtain patient clinical history, describe the gross presentation of the tissue, and prepare the tissue for processing for light microscopy evaluation. Tissue is obtained in collaboration with multiple departments for flow cytometry, electron microscopy, immunofluorescence, and research. MedStar Georgetown University Hospital prides itself on its commitment to academic research through its participation in the tissue processing for hundreds of research cases per year.
For imformation on submitting a case to the Department of Surgical Pathology, please contact the pathology customer service officer at (202) 784-3614.