Anatomic Pathology

Anatomic pathology is a medical specialty that is concerned with the diagnosis of disease based on the macroscopic, microscopic, biochemical, immunologic and molecular examination of organs and tissues. An important subspecialty is surgical pathology.  Surgical pathology involves the gross and microscopic examination of surgical specimens, as well as biopsies submitted by non-surgeons such as general internists, and medical subspecialists. Anatomic Pathologists examine the tissue removed to determine benign or malignant, or types of inflammation/infection.