Dermatopathology cases may include melanoma, and other skin disorders; immunologic, infectious and pediatric diseases. Specialized pathology of the skin. A dermatopathologist is a highly trained physician who specializes in diagnosing disorders of the skin under a microscope.
Histopathology is the microscopic examination of biological tissues to observe the appearance of diseased cells and tissues in very fine detail. The word 'histopathology' is derived from a combination of three Greek words: histos meaning tissue, pathos meaning disease or suffering, and ; logos which refers to study in this context*.
Neuropathology is the study of disease of nervous system tissue, usually in the form of either small surgical biopsies or whole-body autopsies. Neuropathologists usually work in a department of anatomic pathology, but work closely with the clinical disciplines of neurology, and neurosurgery, which often depend on neuropathology for a diagnosis.
The Renal Pathology Laboratory of the Department of Pathology and Cell Biology specializes in the diagnosis of medical diseases of the kidney. The practice of nephropathology centers on diverse nonneoplastic kidney disorders affecting the glomerular, tubulo-interstitial, and vascular compartments.
Surgical pathology is the most significant and time-consuming area of practice for most anatomical pathologists. Surgical pathology involves gross and microscopic examination of surgical specimens, as well as biopsies submitted by surgeons and non-surgeons such as general internists, medical subspecialists, dermatologists, and interventional radiologists.