Message from the Chair

A Welcome Letter from Dr, Jennifer Hunt, Department Chair

Hello and Welcome to Our On-Line Visitors!
Jennifer Hunt MD

Welcome to the website for the Department of Pathology, Immunology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine.  If you were visiting with me in my office (with masks and social distancing, of course!), I would tell you personally what makes our Department special. And hopefully, that will be possible again soon. But in a normal time, you would probably see me get excited—maybe a little animated—as I describe some of the incredible research efforts of our faculty, our deep bench of talented clinicians, our state-of-the-art laboratories, and our exceptional training programs. By exploring our website, you will be able to discover some of these gems for yourself.

In the pages that follow, you will find an overview of our Department, with links to information to our clinical and research divisions: Anatomic Pathology, Clinical Pathology, Experimental Pathology, and UF Health Forensic Medicine. There are also dedicated pages for our administrative group and for our state-of-the-art reference laboratory, UF Health Pathology Laboratories. Whether you are visiting our site for something specific, like applying for Residency, Fellowships, or Graduate Programs, or you are here simply to learn more about us, I hope you will discover why so many people are proud to call this Department their academic home.

What you might not necessarily appreciate from static webpages is the rich and diverse community that we deeply value and the culture of innovation and spirit of early adoption that we foster. To get to know our team, we hope you will also spend some time reading about the people who make up that special community.  You can get to know our residents and learn about their hobbies and outside interests. You can get to know our faculty and explore their research and teaching activities. Visit our Highlights page to see recent accomplishments, accolades, and current news to give you a flavor of the incredible work being done by members of our department.

The Department of Pathology at the University of Florida thrives by relentlessly pursuing excellence across of all our academic and clinical mission areas. Even in the tumultuous times of the past year, we have kept our commitment to the highest possible standards in our clinical, educational and research endeavors.  We are delighted to share a few of the secrets to our success within these pages.


Jennifer Hunt, MD, MEd
Chair of Pathology, Immunology, and Laboratory Medicine
Endowed Stetson Professor of Experimental Pathology
Department of Pathology, Immunology and Laboratory Medicine

University of Florida College of Medicine