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About Us

The Department of Anatomic Pathology at Sunnybrook is formed of 20 specialized pathologists and a molecular pathologist as well as a large number of skilled technologists and clerical staff.  The department is served by very well established labs in histology, cytology, immunohistochemistry, molecular pathology, electron microscopy, and tissue microarray lab.  We process approximately 32,000 surgicals and 30,000 cytology specimens annually (please refer to each division’s details noted on the web site).  The pathologists are organized by disease sites which indicate their high level of expertise and their subspecialty (please see attached lists with name and areas of expertise).  Two of our staff are certified by the American Board of Cytopathology.
We offer residence training for Anatomic Pathology as well as electives for both residents and undergraduate medical students.  On the average, six residents are rotating through the department at any given time plus one or two fellows.  
The Fellowships can be designed for any subspecialty, sometimes combined with cytology.  The Fellowship program can be purely surgical pathology or a combination of surgical pathology and research.  Research is primarily translational in the area of interests of the Fellow and the supervising pathologist.  The expertise of the pathologist in the various cancer disease sites is both clinical and academic with teaching and research capabilities.  
Pathologists are major players in multidisciplinary rounds and tumour boards and are co-PI or co-investigators in many translational research grants.  The publications of the pathologist in the last few years highlights our expertise in general and in specific areas related to our foci.  In the past several years, our staff pathologists authored and coauthored numerous peer- reviewed articles, presented peer-reviewed abstracts in various scientific national and international meetings and participated in CME courses.
As members of the University of Toronto in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology we have significant contribution to the undergraduate teaching of medical students, training of residents and fellows with participation in many of the teaching events and specifically coordination and presentation at the annual Pathology Update. Staff consistently receive high teaching effectiveness scores and teaching awards.

Location and contact

Department of anatomic pathology

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
2075 Bayview Avenue,
E-wing, 4th floor, room E4-32
Toronto, ON M4N 3M5

Phone: 416-480-6100 ext. 4600
Fax: 416-480-4271