Hepatobiliary Pathology Service
The Hepatopancreaticobiliary Pathology Service provides diagnostic interpretations and consultations for biopsy and resection specimens from the liver, biliary tree, and pancreas.
Our surgical pathologists, who have specialty expertise in liver, biliary, and pancreas pathology, interpret over 12,000 specimens annually. Specialty interests amongst our staff pathologists include viral hepatitis, fatty liver disease, primary biliary diseases, and chronic liver diseases as well as hepatic, pancreatic, and biliary tumors.Our pathologists work closely with the highly-regarded Cleveland Clinic liver transplant program by providing the diagnostic needs for the some 120 patients undergoing liver transplantation every year.
Additionally, our staff has expertise in allograft dysfunction after liver and pancreas transplantation, and can provide comprehensive consultation on these cases.
Selected in-house and consult cases are reviewed regularly by the team in departmental consensus conferences and at multidisciplinary conferences. A multidisciplinary liver pathology review conference is held every week in the department. This activity provides a venue for clinical care, collaboration, and education of providers and trainees from pathology, surgery, pharmacy, gastroenterology, and hepatology.
About Our Staff
Each member of our staff is actively involved in local, national, and international research and teaching activities. Our pathologists hold positions in the premier professional organizations in their field and frequently serve as guest lecturers and speakers at national and international pathology meetings and clinical gastrointestinal, hepatic and transplantation conferences. They also publish extensively in leading medical journals and have authored several book chapters in the field.