Department of Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology

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Division of
Anatomical Pathology

- Contact Information -

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology – 3rd Fl
1161 21st Ave. S, C-3321 MCN
Nashville, TN 37232-2561

Director of Surgical Pathology 
Dr. Omar Hameed:  615-322-2302   Email

Director of Cytopathology
Dr. Alice Coogan:  615-322-1864   Email

Director of Pediatric Pathology
Dr. Hernan Correa:  615-936-7818   Email

Director of Autopsy Pathology
Dr. Robert Hoffman:  615-322-5769   Email

The Anatomic Pathology Division, with 23 primary and 9 secondary appointment faculty, encompasses laboratories that offer diagnostic surgical pathology, immunohistochemistry, electron microscopy, pediatric pathology, cytopathology, and autopsy pathology.  Subspeciality laboratories for hematopathology, neuropathology, and renal pathology are in other divisions of the department and work collaboratively across divisions.

For outside institutions, information about diagnostic anatomic pathology consultations can be obtained from VPLS (Vanderbilt Pathology Laboratory Services) by clicking VPLS on the Department of Pathology home page.

The primary areas of focus for the division are:

  • Provision of state of the art diagnostic anatomic pathology services for Vanderbilt patients.

  • Resident training in all aspects of anatomic pathology.

  • Provision of state of the art consultation services in anatomic pathology for other institutions through VPLS.

  •  Clinicopathologic and translational tissue based research.

  • Fellowship training that emphasizes diagnostic surgical pathology and cytopathology