Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Pathology and Laboratory services at Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington, Vermont

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Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Fletcher Allen

Welcome to Fletcher Allen's Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. Our University of Vermont Medical Group providers offer excellence in patient care, resident, medical student and allied health care teaching, and clinical and basic research.

In addition to performing testing for the Fletcher Allen inpatient and outpatient population, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine serves as a reference and consultative service for many hospitals in the Northeast. We are the primary reference lab for the Northeast Community Laboratory Alliance (NECLA), a regional affiliation linking community hospital labs throughout Vermont, New Hampshire, and New York. Mayo Medical Laboratories is also a founding member and partners with the network to perform very esoteric testing not offered locally.

The department comprises 30 full-time pathologists with a full range of specialties including, dermatology, cytogentics, pulmanology, autopsy, breast cancer and neuropathology. As a regional reference laboratory, we perform over 2.7 million tests annually. In addition, we have over 37,000 surgical cases and 1,400 consults each year. Our residency program currently accepts up to 17 residents and fellows. The program offers a combined curriculum in both anatomic and clinical pathology leading to board certification for both disciplines.

We are also nationally recognized for our cytopathology school, upon completion, this one year program allows students to sit for the national registry examination given by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP).

The University of Vermont offers a degree course in medical laboratory sciences and the undergraduate student’s intern in both our clinical and anatomic laboratories.

Pathology and Laboratory Medicine is one of the largest departments at Fletcher Allen and performs testing around the clock, 365 days a year. Our staff members are highly trained professionals and many are nationally certified in their discipline.