Pathology Consultative Services
The Pulmonary Pathology Consultative Service offers a wide range of services for the diagnosis and management of lung cancer, interstitial lung disease, and pleural & mediastinal pathology.
Our pulmonary pathologists offer expertise in the diagnosis and classification of lung carcinoma in small biopsies and resections, mesothelioma, mediastinal pathology (including thymoma & thymic carcinoma), interstitial lung disease, and a variety of unusual non-neoplastic lung diseases.
Pulmonary Pathology Consultation Services
Second Opinion Consultation | Therapeutic Monitoring & Disease Tracking
Histology – Immunohistochemistry – Molecular Analysis
Cleveland Clinic features one of the few completely subspecialized thoracic pathology services in the country that handles large volumes of neoplastic and non-neoplastic lung diseases. Our experienced thoracic pathologists utilize state-of-the-art molecular testing—including a comprehensive lung Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) panel and FISH for ALK, ROS1, and RET—and have access to a large panel of immunohistochemical and molecular tests within their diagnostic armamentarium.
The Pulmonary Pathology Section receives approximately 5,000 in-house specimens a year, including core needle biopsies, bronchoscopic biopsies, transbronchial cryobiopsies, surgical lung biopsies for interstitial lung disease, transplant transbronchial biopsies, and pleural & mediastinal biopsies. Larger specimens include surgical resections for lung cancer, primary metastatic neoplasms, thymic neoplasms, mesothelioma, and a large volume of explanted lungs.
Cleveland Clinic’s Respiratory Institute provides world-class patient care by combining our strengths in clinical care, research, and education.
With more than 170 pulmonologists, allergists/immunologists, infectious disease experts, and critical care specialists, the Respiratory Institute staff diagnose and treat a wide spectrum of disorders. Working in tandem with the Respiratory Institute, the Pulmonary Pathology Section supports one of the busiest lung transplant programs in the country—Cleveland Clinic is ranked third in the country for Pulmonology and Lung Surgery by U.S. News & World Report.
Our staff pathologists work closely with the Respiratory Institute to provide care to patients with:
Turnaround for most pathology cases is within 48 hours.
Our staff is available for consultation during any stage of diagnosis or treatment.
Flexible Billing Solutions
Options include third-party and client billing that can be customized to your needs.
Concise, in-depth reports are available for each consultation.
Pulmonary Pathology Staff
Our staff members are nationally and internationally recognized as experts in their field, regularly lecture at national professional meetings, and are actively engaged in research.
Our lung pathologists are key participants in multidisciplinary interstitial lung disease conferences, thoracic tumor boards, and radiology-pathology teaching conferences for pulmonary fellows.
Our staff is actively engaged in research in thoracic pathology and collaborates with clinicians in research projects, including providing pathologic support for a number of multi-institution clinical trials in interstitial lung disease, lung cancer, and lung transplantation.