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Pediatric pathology is a unique subspecialty defined by the age of our patients, rather than by an organ system or disease process.  It ranges from conception and in-utero development through disorders, such as cystic fibrosis and congenital heart defects, that present in childhood and continue to affect patients as adults. Pediatric pathologists are versed in broad aspects of anatomic pathology, genetics, and pediatric laboratory and transfusion medicine. Complications of pregnancy and prematurity, congenital malformations and inherited disorders, immunodeficiencies and infections, pediatric blood diseases and tumors, are but a few examples of the areas that pediatric pathologists help to diagnose and manage.


• Placental and perinatal examinations
• Consultation services for Hirschsprung disease and other difficult or unusual cases
• Immunohistochemistry and electron microscopy
• Cytogenetics, fluorescent in-situ hybridization and molecular testing of pediatric neoplasms
• Congenital hyperinsulinism diagnosis


• Resident training
• Medical student teaching
• Interdisciplinary conferences


Contact Information

General Inquiries
10833 Le Conte Ave., 13-145 CHS
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1732
Phone: (310) 206-1763
Fax: (310) 267-2058

Section Chief
Jeffrey Goldstein, MD
(310) 825-7443 | Email

Pathology Requests & Reports
(310) 825-8947 (UCLA)
(310) 267-2680 (outside UCLA)

Tissue Procurement and Banking Services (TPCL), Including for Children's Oncology Group Protocols
(310) 825-1717