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.


In 2021, M Physicians established Clinical Excellence Honors as a way to recognize the excellence of our clinical practitioners as demonstrated through their care for our patients. 


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