Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Department of Pathology provides consultations for healthcare professionals from the tri-state area and around the world.
About Our Pathology Services
Many of the nearly 60 staff members in Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Department of Pathology perform diagnostic subspecialty work. In surgical pathology alone, we have ten subspecialty teams, each with up to ten pathologists. We also have experts in cytopathology, informatics, and immunohistochemistry.
We communicate extensively across subspecialties –– from brain cancer to colorectal cancer and lymphomas. The whole department meets every day to discuss challenging cases, and our individual subspecialty teams meet frequently as well.
Molecular Diagnostic Services
Advances in molecular biology inform us more than ever about the fundamental genetic abnormalities of tumors. At Memorial Sloan Kettering, our emphasis is on targeting genetic changes to better characterize tumors during diagnosis and treatment.
The service consists of three laboratories:
- Diagnostic Molecular Pathology, which performs tumor testing
- Diagnostic Molecular Genetics, which performs germline testing
- Cytogenetics Laboratory, which performs FISH, karyotyping, and comparative genomic hybridization analysis
We also have a division dedicated to experimental pathology.