Welcome to the Department of Pathology

Dr. ShroyerWelcome to the Department of Pathology at Stony Brook Medicine. This website highlights our achievements in medical education, basic and translational research, and in diagnostic service. These pages also include important information related to our Residency and Fellowship training programs in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology. 

Members of our department serve as regional and national authorities in clinical and anatomic pathology, as innovators in graduate student, medical student, and resident education, and as national and international authorities in both basic and translational research. The department is both a basic science and clinical department and provides comprehensive service in all aspects of laboratory medicine, as well as in surgical pathology and cytopathology. Our dynamic faculty members are bridging the gap from bench to bedside research with the goal of improving the effectiveness of clinical diagnosis and patient care for the citizens of New York and the broader community. The department has recently embarked on a period of expansion which includes enhancement of our physical facilities, the acquisition of state of the art technology, the implementation of new initiatives in undergraduate and graduate education, and the development of new programs in clinical service and in research: Department of Pathology's Internal Review 360°

Our department has been privileged to include many national leaders in academic pathology, including Dr. Arthur Upton (former Director of the National Cancer Institute), Dr. Marvin Kuschner (the founding chair of the Department of Pathology and a pioneer in research of chemical carcinogenesis and cigarette smoking), Dr. Lauren Ackerman (author and founding editor of Ackerman's Surgical Pathology), Dr. Jorge Benach (discoverer of the etiologic agent of Lyme Disease), Dr. Cynthia Kaplan (President of the Society of Pediatric Pathology, 2010-2011), Dr. Martha Furie (President of the American Society for Investigative Pathology, 2010-2011), and Dr. Eric Spitzer (President of the Academy of Clinical Laboratory Physicians and Scientists, 2012-2013). 

Stony Brook Medicine is the premier medical research institution in Suffolk County and a central component of Stony Brook University, one of the nation's leading public research universities. University Hospital was recently named one of the three most beautiful hospitals and is located on the grounds of the university's 1,400-acre main campus on Long Island's North Shore, about 50 miles east of New York City. The campus is home to nearly 24,000 students, encompassing an 8,300-seat stadium, sports complex and the Staller Center for performing arts.
Kenneth R. Shroyer, MD, PhD 
The Marvin Kuschner Professor and Chair of Pathology
Stony Brook Medicine