Pathology is defined by Merriam-Webster as: the study of the essential nature of diseases and especially of the structural and functional changes produced by them. A pathologist is a physician (Medical Doctor or equivalent degree) who specializes in how disease affects people on a microscopic, cellular, and molecular level.

Historically considered a “Doctor’s doctor”, pathology continues to play a critical role in the multidisciplinary approach of modern day medicine. When any tissue or body fluid is removed at a physician’s office, or in a hospital, this sample is given to a pathologist to examine, with the findings (diagnosis) issued in a pathology report.

Resource Sites

MAWD Pathology Group has compiled a list of useful links for you. These are provided as an educational tool and should not replace formal consultation with your health care provider.

CAP logo MyBiopsy – College of American Pathologists
 CollabRx logo CollabRx™ – Raising the standard in cancer treatment
 american gastroenterological association American Gastroenterological Association
AAD American Academy of Dermatology
 acog logo American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
 aao logo American Academy of Otolaryngology
 ACS American Cancer Society
 American Thyroid Association American Thyroid Association
 aualogo American Urologic Association
CDC Centers for Disease Control
 nih logo color National Institutes of Health