​Pathology is the study and diagnosis of disease through examination of organs, tissues and bodily fluids. Pathology also encompasses the related scientific study of disease processes, called general pathology.
Pathologists play a critical role on The Children’s Hospital at Saint Francis’ patient care team, working with other doctors to treat patients and guide care. Pathologists also consult with other physicians in developing and applying knowledge of tissue and laboratory analyses to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of individual patients.