Affiliated Hospitals
pathology education
Education & Training

Exceptional education and training is central to the department's mission. Through a variety of training programs like residency and fellowships, our students and trainees are able to advance their knowledge and skills in order to be distinguished health professionals.

pathology research

The research-intensive faculty within the department have several major focus areas including cancer, immunology, cardiovascular disease, renal disease, diabetes, and genetics.

pathology patient care
Patient Care

The Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology is committed to providing exceptional clinical expertise to provide patients with a smooth and positive experience at our affiliated clinics and hospitals.

Leo Furcht

Department Head, Leo Furcht, MD

Leo T. Furcht is Allen-Pardee Professor and Head of the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology (LMP) at the University of Minnesota Medical School. LMP is committed to bringing leading-edge basic and applied research and innovation to patient care.


One of the runners-up in Science magazine’s “2022 Breakthrough of the Year” involved Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), a human herpes virus known to cause infectious mononucl


Based on the 2022 pathology rankings by the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research (


Anna Prizment joins our faculty as an associate professor effective March 1. She comes to LMP from the Department of Medicine's Division of Hematology, Oncology and Transplantation.