is a discipline that transcends the traditional boundaries
between basic and clinical sciences.
Department of Pathology
located at Post Graduate Medical Institute, Lahore is one
of its largest departments and a leading centre for
research. Being a vital part of several disciplines
in medicine, the Pathology Department provides diagnostic
support to all the clinical departments.
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 Lahore General Hospital, as well as at
other facilities in and around Lahore rely on the
department's consultative services and expertise.
diagnostic wing consists of four sub-sections:
Histopathology & Cytology, Haematology, Microbiology and
Chemical Pathology. It has sophisticated equipment like
automated cell counter, cryostat, automated tissue
processor, multi-headed microscopes, haematology and
electrolyte analysers etc. Routine lab services are
carried out in the clinical laboratory located in the
premises of LGH, whereas specialized tests are carried out
at the department.
Histopathology areas of specific importance include the
fine needle aspiration clinic and cytological diagnostic
service that revolutionized the practice of many
clinicians and the management of patients. The section of
Anatomical Pathology offers specialized services in
neonatal and paediatric pathology, neuropathology,
dermatopathology, and renal pathology.
Pathology section of the Department has an established
interest in laboratory management and quality assurance
and offers national workshops and seminars on related
Hematopathology provides specialised and often unique
services in the complex field of coagulation disorders.
Several patients have benefited from the bone marrow
clinic run by competent haematopathologists of the
Microbiology provides an extensive diagnostic service for
infectious diseases and recently has expanded its
infrastructure to manage the continuous increase in the
number of specimens. Serological tests are also available
for various bacterial, viral, fungal and protozoal
The strength of the department lies in the
faculty who are specialists in their respective fields.
are actively involved in diagnostic work, curriculum
development, teaching and research. Ongoing research
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of Chloroxedine Therapy on Streptococcus Mutans.
of Plasma Antithrombin Level and Platelet count in Pre-Eclampsia.
and Types of Vonwillebrands disease in Lahore Region.
Immunohistochemical Analysis of Helicobacter Pylori with
Associated Morphological Changes in Gastric Biopsies.
Lecture theatres and tutorial rooms are available with
modern audio visual aids. The department has a
well-designed museum displaying surgical specimens and
several detailed and highly informative charts/graphs.The
teaching program consists of didactic lectures, supported
by clinical training. These are further supplemented by
modern teaching methods like Problem-Based Learning or PBL,
where the students are encouraged to think for themselves
and find solutions.All of
these distinguishing elements allow us the unique
opportunity to provide our students cohesive approach to
all aspects of pathology, with emphasis on integrated
patient care, education and research.