Program Overview

The Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, in conjunction with ECU Health Medical Center, provides clinical services in anatomic pathology and clinical pathology for hospital patients and clinic patients.

The mission of the Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine is to improve the health and well-being of the citizens of eastern North Carolina and beyond by delivering high quality pathology services, by providing exemplary education, and by creating new knowledge through research.

Our core goals serve as the guiding framework for the Department’s pathology services and education efforts:

  • Provide timely pathology services of the highest quality
  • Be recognized as exceptional educators by providing the best education for all learners regardless of specialty choice
  • Be valued as researchers and research collaborators
  • Leverage new technology to provide better service
  • Continuously improve the services provided
  • Be the dominant pathology group in the region, distinguished by specialty expertise, and by an extensive and unique list of services
  • Be at the forefront of applying new technology to the clinical practice

As the field of Pathology continues to evolve, the Department will uphold its commitment to provide the best diagnosis and treatment monitoring services to the citizens of eastern North Carolina.