UCLA Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

Advancing understandings in pathology through advanced cell biology and biochemistry research.

microscope in laboratory

About UCLA Pathology

Pathology is the study of the nature of disease - it's cell biology and biochemistry. As a medical discipline, pathologists engage in patient care as consultants and innovators for biochemical, molecular, and cell biology tests that guide diagnostic and treatment choices. Through these roles, the UCLA Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine assists health professionals and patients in making optimal decisions based on the latest diagnostic studies, using state-of-the-art instrumentation. We integrate educational activities with our clinical service, and are active in clinical and translational research programs at UCLA.

Find Your Care

To find out more about our pathology services, call 310-267-2680.

Meet Our Faculty

Staff are essential members of our successful health care team, and we are proud to help train the next generation of Lab Scientists, Phlebotomists, Cytologists and Pathologist Assistants.

Our Locations

UCLA provides walk-in services for patients requiring specimen collection, blood draws (phlebotomy), urine samples, and other laboratory services.
 

Giving to Pathology

Thank you for considering a gift to the UCLA Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. Your support makes a real and substantive difference.
 

Doctors in lab looking at samples

Clinical Services

Pathology is the study of the nature of disease - its cell biology and biochemistry. As a medical discipline, pathologists engage in patient care as consultants and innovators for biochemical, molecular, and cell biology tests that guide diagnostic and treatment choices. Through these roles, the UCLA Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine assists health professional and patients in making optimal decisions based on the latest diagnostic studies, using state-of-the-art instrumentation.

Education

The Department serves a very important and complex mission for the University of California, Los Angeles. Our faculty are responsible for providing clinical, research and allied health training for a broad spectrum of students at UCLA. Feel free to browse the various sections below to learn more about education and training programs in our Department.

Doctors looking at microscope
Researcher looking at test tubes

Research

The Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine is an integral part of the vibrant UCLA research enterprise and includes faculty members with a broad array basic, translational, and of clinical research interests in areas that include Bioinformatics, Cancer Biology, Immunology/Inflammation, Metabolism, Neuroscience, and Regenerative Medicine.

Residency Program

The faculty, residents, and staff at UCLA Pathology want to provide you with an opportunity to see some of our facilities and residents at work. We hope that these videos can provide some further insight to our program and the different areas you would be training in. Have a wonderful recruitment season.

Pathology Residency Program

Pathology News

Choose Wisely Champions

UCLA Team was selected as a 2022 ASCP Choosing Wisely Champion

Kidney

Dr. Lu Song & Dr. Susanne Nicholas discuss the new approach for testing kidney function with race-free values

Bogdan Pasaniuc

UCLA Health Researchers Analyze LA’s ‘Stunningly Diverse’ Genetic Ancestry to Bring Ethnic Equity to Precision Medicine

Dawn Ward

Dr. Dawn Ward Appointed to Board of Directors

Our Locations

The Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine offers and/or participates in six Allied Health training programs. Depending on the specific program, we offer both independent training at UCLA, or act as a rotation site for practical clinical experiences for students enrolled in degree programs elsewhere.

Department of Pathology at UCLA Health

Advancing education, research, and scientific discovery.

Get in Touch

To find out more about our Pathology services, call 310-267-2680.