Chair's Message

Chair's Message

Ronald J. Elin, M.D., Ph.D.

The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine continues to maintain its primary teaching program at the University of Louisville Hospital, but relies heavily on support for its residency and fellowship training with the Veterans Administration Medical Center, Norton Hospital, Jewish Hospital, and the Medical Examiner’s Office. Under the direction of Dr. David Dunn, Vice President for Health Affairs and Dr. Toni Ganzel, Dean of the School of Medicine, we are developing a new approach to healthcare, research and education.

This new approach is conceived in a vision that will help our department become a nationally recognized center of excellence in basic and applied research, education and training, and clinical practice in pathology and laboratory medicine. We have established the following goals: increase the research activities of our full time faculty, residents and fellows, increase the quality and quantity of publications of our full time faculty, residents and fellows, increase our grant support with emphasis on federally funded support, develop several applied research programs to enhance diagnostic capabilities, develop and present quality, state of the art education and training programs, offer a pathology residency training program that attracts high quality applicants and ranked highly as indicated by their ability to successfully pass the American Board of Pathology certifying exam on their initial sitting and their professional exams, participate in the development of a multidisciplinary graduate education program involving the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, develop Research Partnerships and Collaborative Programs and enhance present clinical services and develop new service programs to support the University of Louisville Challenge for Excellence Programs, other University departments and extramural organizations so as to achieve a solid financial base for the Department. We hope this departmental-wide master strategic plan will be used as the principal vision in guiding our Department’s activities and growth for the twenty-first century.

University of Louisville
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
627 South Preston St.
Louisville, KY 40292
Office: (502) 852-5341
Fax: (502) 852-8299