This is the preliminary (or launch) version of the 2024-2025 VCU Bulletin. Courses that expose students to cutting-edge content and transformative learning may be added and notification of additional program approvals may be received prior to finalization. General education program content is also subject to change. The final edition and full PDF version will include these updates and will be available in August prior to the beginning of the fall semester.

Charles V. Clevenger, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor and chair

The Department of Pathology is a diverse clinical, research and teaching department within the School of Medicine. The department offers a full range of pathology services to physicians, researchers and patients at the VCU Health System, a 780-bed tertiary-care urban teaching hospital dedicated to serving the patients and physicians of central Virginia. The 47 faculty members supervise 14 hospital laboratories including histopathology, neuropathology, cytopathology, autopsy pathology, molecular diagnostics, cytogenetics, hematology, coagulation, microbiology, immunology, clinical chemistry, toxicology and transfusion medicine staffed by more than 350 hospital employees. The department faculty conduct a robust array of research programs in numerous areas and participate in student training through a variety of mechanisms.