Department of Pathology

FACILITIES

The Department of Pathology is located on the main campus of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center on the south side of The Ohio State University Campus, with primary facilities within University Hospital, University Hospital East, and The James Cancer Hospital, the third largest cancer hospital in the nation. The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center serves as a major referral center for patients from Ohio and throughout the Midwest with the main facilities including University Hospital with 900 beds, The James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute with 308 beds, University Hospital East with 190 beds, the Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital with 150 beds, and the Brain and Spine Hospital with 87 beds. The hospital is consistently recognized as one of America’s Best Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. Additionally, the department is affiliated with Nationwide Children’s Hospital located on the southeast side of Columbus, a 370 bed pediatric care facility consistently ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals.”

The division of anatomic pathology has core facilities within the connected University Hospital and James Cancer Hospital including a newly constructed gross room with 17 grossing stations and 6 cryostats, the Regional Autopsy Center, and the new state-of-the-art Digital Pathology Scan Center which houses 8 Philips Ultra-Fast Scanners with approximately 2500 slides scanned a day.

The core laboratory consists of an automated clinical laboratory which is open year round, 24 hours a day, and processes greater than 9 million chemistry tests per year, in addition to separate hematology, coagulation, toxicology and immunology laboratories. The microbiology laboratory is split between University Hospital and University Hospital East, with over 281,000 specimens processed per year. The blood bank is one of the busiest in the nation with approximately 42,000 tests performed and over 60,000 blood products issued annually. In addition, over 2,500 procedures are performed annually in the new 10,000 sq. foot Apheresis Center located within The James Cancer Hospital. A separate cytogenetics laboratory is located 5 minutes from main campus and a newly renovated molecular laboratory is located 20 minutes from main campus, providing diagnostic services for the department and outside institutions.

Finally, a private resident office with desks, dual monitor computers, and microscopes for each resident is located on campus within University Hospital, with satellite offices within The James Cancer Hospital and Regional Autopsy Center. An expansive resident-run pathology library is also available. Multiple conference rooms located throughout campus are utilized by the department including the AP conference room with a brand new 10-head microscope.