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Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

The Penn State Health Department of Pathology is committed to excellence in patient care, education, and translational and basic research, and plays a vital and integral role in Hershey Medical Center’s multifaceted missions.

In research, discovery and application of new information and technologies in pathology are fostered by an environment that encourages analytical thought and investigation, laboratory facilities that provide technical expertise to support research, and a wealth of clinical materials that form a rich substrate for translational investigations.

Learn More About Pathology

Research in the Department of Pathology is carried out by the three key Divisions:

  • Anatomic Pathology
  • Clinical Pathology
  • Experimental Pathology

Department facilities include:

Catherine S. Abendroth, MD, is Chief of the Division of Anatomic Pathology.

Read more about Dr. Abendroth here.

Michael H. Creer, MD, is Chief of the Division of Clinical Pathology.

Read more about Dr. Creer here.

Kristin Eckert, PhD is Chief of the Division of Experimental Pathology.

Read more about Dr. Eckert here.

Contact Us

To speak to someone about pathology research, please call 717-531-8351.