Welcome to the University of Florida Department of Pathology, Immunology and Laboratory Medicine!
Welcome to the Department of Pathology, Immunology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine. This website provides an overview of the Department, with links to information about our faculty, programs, core services, and our institution, as well as information about how to apply to our outstanding residency program or clinical fellowships.
The Department of Pathology is composed of six divisions, including:
With a rich tradition of excellence in clinical medicine, education and research, our faculty practices a multidisciplinary approach to pathology daily, while mentoring medical students at two area teaching hospitals and the area medical examiner’s office:
- Shands Hospital at the University of Florida: This 606-bed teaching hospital is the tertiary referral center for North Central Florida and South Georgia; it is also a major transplant center; a Trauma One center; and the only pediatric inpatient facility for North Central Florida.
- Malcom Randall Veterans Affairs Medical Center: This 273-bed hospital is the central hub of the North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Affairs Health System and one of the busiest in medical facilities throughout the VA network.
- Florida District 8 Medical Examiner’s Office: Because pathology is a critical tool for autopsies, some of the Department of Pathology’s pathologists serve a dual role at the District 8 Medical Examiner’s Office in Gainesville. When not performing official postmortem examinations for the state, our physicians put their skill to work at UF Autopsy Services.
As faculty physicians, we are united by our commitment to patient care, education and research. And it is our esteemed pleasure to welcome you to our Department.
Michael J. Clare-Salzler, M.D.
Director, Center for Immunology and Transplantation
Stetson Professor of Experimental Pathology
Department of Pathology, Immunology and Laboratory Medicine
University of Florida College of Medicine