Our department includes more than 200 pathologists, medical technologists, medical technicians, phlebotomists and administrative staff who touch nearly every medical specialty at Tufts Medicine. It’s this spirit of collaboration and pursuit of pathology excellence that earned our department the prestigious College of American Pathologists (CAP) accreditation — an award bestowed to only 8,000 facilities worldwide.
The work our team does, while often behind the scenes, is a 24/7 operation made up of fiercely dedicated experts whose combined efforts are critical to patient care, safety and the advancement of our mission.
All our IT systems are seamlessly integrated across our multiple Tufts Medicine entities, so despite being geographically spread across much of Eastern Massachusetts, all patient data is housed in one location for ease of access and use. Technology is our ally for managing thousands of specimens every day. We equip our labs with the best systems possible, including our state-of-the-art automated system for processing blood samples. This allowed for more productivity, faster turn-around times and reduced human workload on our staff.
Our work forms the backbone of diagnostic care and research at Tufts Medicine. It encompasses everything from diagnostic testing services and tissue analysis to groundbreaking research and patents. It’s here that we’re redefining global standards of surgical pathology. Tufts Medicine proudly serves as headquarters to a research consortium that will establish industry-wide immunohistochemistry (IHC) reference standards.