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.


David Cartwright, MD, has joined the LMP faculty as an assistant professor. He comes to LMP from Minnesota Urology, where he was pathologist and co-lab director.


Match Day is the culmination of the four years of medical school when students are matched with the residency program they will begin after graduation.

We are pleased to introduce our 2023-2024 PGY-1 class.  Our new residents are:


In an ideal healthcare world, the right drug would be used at the right dosage by the right patient at the right time.  That’s the goal of the fast-growing field of pharmacogenomics, or