Department and Faculty

The Division of Anatomic Pathology has over 60 pathologists in Rochester, Minnesota, with subspecialty expertise covering the entire field of surgical pathology. The division is organized around working groups dedicated to specific organ systems, but all members contribute service to general areas as well, such as frozen section lab, autopsy and cytology.

Mayo Medical Laboratories (MML) is the referral center for Mayo Clinic. MML specializes in esoteric laboratory testing for health care organizations throughout the United States and around the world. MML's mission is to support the local delivery of laboratory services through the provision of exceptional reference laboratory services and by providing support services that facilitate and augment community integration efforts.


The Division of Anatomic Pathology is supported by a full-service histology and immunohistochemistry laboratory, an active electron microscopy section and a growing in situ hybridization lab. The hospital surgical pathology practice is unique in its heavy reliance on rapid frozen section diagnosis, providing trainees a valuable opportunity for immediate correlation of gross and microscopic pathology.

The gastrointestinal (GI) and liver pathologists work closely with the clinical Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. It is the largest practice of its kind in the United States. Each year, members of the division perform approximately 30,000 minimally invasive endoscopic procedures in state-of-the-art facilities.


The core of the GI and liver working group includes a number of specialists with interest in gastrointestinal and liver pathology. Several other pathologists also participate in the GI portion of the practice.

In addition to caring for patients in their clinical practices, Mayo Clinic faculty members are committed to teaching and facilitating the growth of medical knowledge. Many faculty members have published and lectured extensively and are highly regarded in their fields. Fellows have direct access to these individuals throughout the training program.

Advisers and mentors

Fellows are assigned dedicated faculty mentors who can provide comprehensive educational advice and personal support. Trainees meet with their mentors periodically throughout the entire residency to review progress and career goals, and ensure that their educational needs are being met. Mentors also serve as a contact point for introducing fellows and their families to Rochester, Minnesota, and the Mayo Clinic system.

Visiting professors

Many prominent professors visit Mayo Clinic each year. They present their work during lectures, participate in hospital rounds and have informal discussions with trainees. Fellows are encouraged to take full advantage of these opportunities.

Feb. 14, 2017