Director's Welcome

VCUSOM Message from the Director

Director's Welcome

In my role as Residency Director, I enjoy and feel compelled to pay forward the mentorship I received in my training and career. I find my areas of practice and scholarship in urologic and bone/soft tissue pathology to be compelling, and I am confident that across the broad spectrum of pathology there is an area of interest and fulfillment for you. As an urban academic institution, the volume and variety of patients provide our trainees with a rich educational environment. VCU Health is favorably ranked among centers in Richmond and Virginia.

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Pathology Residency and Fellowship Programs

VCU Department of Pathology offers ACGME-accredited residency training in Anatomic, Clinical, or combined Anatomic and Clinical Pathology.  In addition, fellowship training is offered in six specialties.

Learn more about our residency and fellowship programs


Molecular Diagnostics Practicum

Application of Molecular Techniques in the Clinical Laboratory

The Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory offers a two-week Molecular Pathology Practicum once every month at their clinical diagnostics laboratory on the MCV Campus of Virginia Commonwealth University; teaching knowledge and skills.

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Pathology Research Laboratories:

Our renovated state-of the-art research and administration space (23,000 nsf) currently has 7 principal investigators involved in basic/translational research.

Bos Lab - Tumor promoting mechanisms by regulatory T (Treg) cells
Clevenger Lab - Role of the prolactin receptor signaling in breast cancer pathogenesis
Harrell Lab - Identification of proteogenomic mediators of metastasis and drug resistance; synergistic therapeutic strategies for breast cancer
Jackson-Cook Lab - Genetic/Epigenetic factors contributing to chromosomal instability 
Koblinski Lab -  Role of syndecans in breast cancer metastasis to the brain
Oh Lab - IGFBP-3/IGFBP-3R axis in human cancer and the pathophysiology of the IGFBP-related proteins
Radhakrishnan Lab - Understanding and targeting protein degradation pathways in cancer

Learn more about our research laboratories