Shahla Masood, M.D.
Welcome to the site for the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the
University of Florida College of Medicine - Jacksonville. We have established a
unique infrastructure for those interested in the discipline of pathology in which
individuals can become fully trained in the field and, upon completing training,
have the ability to function as an active member of any medical team.
The Department of Pathology is located on the
UF Health Jacksonville campus, a 695-bed academic medical center. The department's
faculty provide a comprehensive panel of pathology and
laboratory services, including examining tissue and analyzing body fluids in order
to identify diseases, abnormalities and microorganisms. Primary care physicians,
surgeons and specialists at UF Health Jacksonville, as well as at other facilities
across the country rely on the department's consultative services and expertise.
Our department prides itself for maintaining one of the most progressive pathology
departments in the U.S. For this reason, it is our responsibility to make a lasting
impact on the future of pathology through education.
We have three ACGME-accredited programs - an anatomical and clinical
pathology residency program, a transfusion
medicine fellowship program and a cytopathology
fellowship program - as well as a non-accredited
Breast Pathology Fellowship Program. In addition, the department
provides special diagnostic and prognostic testing at the medical center's Tumor
Analysis Laboratory. We also foster breast health education through partnerships
with UF Health Jacksonville's
Breast Health Center, The Breast Journal and an Annual Multidisciplinary Symposium
on Breast Disease.
The department employs ten full-time pathologists and two clinical scientists whose
specialties cover all areas of anatomical and clinical pathology, as well as a few
subspecialties. Our faculty have received national and international recognition
for their contributions to research,
education and integrated
All of these distinguishing elements allow us the unique opportunity to provide
our students, residents and fellows an integrated approach to all aspects of pathology,
with emphasis on integrated patient care, education and research.
Shahla Masood, M.D.
Chair, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine; Program Director, Breast Pathology Fellowship; Medical Director, Breast Health Center; Medical Director, Cytopathology; Director of Research