Department of Pathology

Our department provides diagnostic services to 1.2 million patients from the McGill University Health Centre and LaSalle Hospital.

We were awarded $100,000 from the Cedars Cancer Foundation to support the Molecular Pathology Laboratory.

The MGH Foundation supports some of our research activities.

We need support in the following areas:

  • Renovation of the Pathology Research Centre’s facilities.
  • Bar coding system to improve service quality.
  • Voice recognition system to improve reports’ turnaround time.



To be an international leader in pathology education and research, while providing the highest quality of diagnostic service. 


  • Provide innovative teaching to prepare future leaders in pathology and in medical science. 
  • Produce high impact research to expand our basic understanding of human health and disease. 
  • Optimize pathology practice to provide timely and highest quality diagnostic consultation services to our patients.  


  • PEOPLE: Team work, collegiality, trust, respect, and caring 
  • PERFORMANCE: Integrity, self-discipline, dedication, and excellence 
  • LEADERSHIP: Transparency, fairness, accountability, and innovation  


  • Maintain and enhance the department’s national and international status as one of the best places to provide pathology education.
  • Achieve the recognition at the national or international level of leading research programs. 
  • Achieve the recognition at the national or international level of leading clinical subspecialty areas. 
  • Establish a robust Quality Assurance system for all MUHC hospital sites, leading to accreditation by the College of American Pathologists.