Department Leadership

Christopher Andry, MPhil, PhD
Chief and Chair
Department Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

Nancy Miller, MD
Chief and Vice Chair of Laboratory Medicine

Qing Zhao, MD, PhD
Chief and Vice Chair of Anatomic Pathology

The department is organized as two clinical divisions of Boston Medical Center: Anatomic Pathology (AP), and Laboratory Medicine (also known as Clinical Pathology, or “CP”), and as an academic department in the Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine.

Anatomic Pathology receives approximately 24,000 surgical pathology and 18,000 cytology specimens each year. Additionally, the department performs approximately 70 autopsies annually. Laboratory Medicine including transfusion medicine, medical chemistry, medical microbiology, hematology, and hematopathology performs approximately 4.5 million tests annually. We are a national reference laboratory for hemoglobinopathies and an internationally recognized Amyloid treatment center. BMC is a Level One Trauma center supported by our Transfusion Medicine Service and Rapid Response Lab. Molecular Pathology services including molecular microbiology and molecular genetics supported by experienced and fellowship trained faculty.

Our laboratories are accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP) and The Joint Commission and are CLIA certified and participate in team inspections at other institutions.

Clinical faculty typically hold clinical staff appointments at Boston Medical Center and academic appointments at Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine.  Clinical faculty and support staff participate in residents’ education through clinical service work and didactic teaching sessions.

View our Pathology & Laboratory Medicine faculty profiles here.

The Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine at Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine also supports a Masters in Pathology Laboratory Sciences and a PhD program in pathology that has an enrollment of 27 students and shares facilities and some academic programs with the residency program. Active participation in research projects, by our residents, is expected, supported and encouraged.