Pathology Sites

Pathology Journals

Surgical Pathology (general)

Comprehensive Websites:

Pathology Outlines [notes, links, and pictures]

 The Knowledge Hub (USCAP) [collected educational materials form past USCAP conferences]

University of Virginia Pathology Tutorials [GU, gyne, hemepath, parasitology]

Cancer Management Guidelines (BC Cancer Institute)

 Youtube Histopathology [video slide walkthroughs by disease]

 CAP Cancer Reporting Checklists (College of American Pathologists)


"Medical School Pathology"

General Pathology Lectures [based on Robbin's first 10 chapters] 

[Youtube link]

Corresponding "Multiheader" Slide-Based Histopathology Videos

YouTube Pathology Lectures (based on the first 10 chapters of Robbins)

Pathology Atlas (Columbia) [comprehensive, by mechanism, then by organ system]

The Basic Medical Pathology Series (NLM, UAB)

The Online Interactive Pathology Laboratory (IPLAB) (UAB) [designed to compliment Robbins textbook]

Basic Pathology Concepts Tutorial (JHU)

Unknown Case Conferences (weekly, monthly):

Case of the Month (Canadian Association of Pathologists) [archived cases]

Online Case Studies (U Pittsburgh) [new case weekly]

Case of the Week (

Surgical Pathology Online Unknown Cases (JHU) [new cases weekly; free registration required]

Cytology Case of the Month (

PathMD AP/CP Board Review [monthly exam practice questions; question archive, answer archive, image archive]

Case of the month (College of American Pathologists)

Virtual Slide Library:

USCAP Virtual Slide Box (USCAP)

Leeds Virtual Slide Library

Virtual Slidebox of Histopathology (U of Iowa)

Pathology Pics [posted photomicrographs, quick practice cases, question of the day]

Textbooks for Download:

o IARC Publications (International Agency for Research on Cancer);


Immunohistochemical Vade Mecum [IHC stain reference]

PathologyOutlines: [ Stains A-E, Stains F-Z and Cell Cycle, CD Markers ]

Antibody and Beyond (

Immunohistochemistry World (

NordIQ Epitope Descriptions


Subspecialty Surgical Pathology


Bone and Soft Tissue Pathology

Bone Tumors - Tutorial for Residents (UMDNJ) [radiology and pathology, approach, cases, quizzes]


Dermatopathology Terms Dictionary (DermPathTutor, U of Iowa) [includes some photomicrographs]

Dermatology and Dermatopathology Glossary (UCSF) [with pictures and photomicrographs)

Dermatology Terms Dictionary (U of Rochester) [good diagrams, morphology guide]

DermAtlas [~10,000 dermatology and dermatopathology images]

Electron Microscopy

Electron Microscopy for Pathologists (Virginia Commonwealth University) [mostly kidney and muscle]

Normal Tissue Ultrastructure (University of Delaware)

Normal Cell Ultrastructure (University of Delaware)

Gastrointestinal Pathology

Division of Gastrointestinal and Liver Pathology - Case Conference (JHU)

GI Pathology Tutorials (BU) [15 tutorials, 1300 commented images]

Gastrointestinal Pathology for Medical Students (VCU) [tutorial on common topics]

Slide Carousel of GI Pathoogy Course for Medical Students (Pitt) [clinical, gross, micro correlated]

Tulane GI Tutorial (Tulane) [commented photomicrographs]

GI Pathology - An Image-Based CME Module (Upstate) [20 unknown cases]

Genitourinary Pathology - A visual Survey of Urologic Pathology (Virginia Urology Center)

WHO Classificaion of Urothelial Neoplasms - Tutorial (JHU)

Gleason Grading of Prostatic Carcinoma - Introduction (JHU)

Gleason Grading of Prostatic Carcinoma - Tutorial/Test (JHU)

Male Genital Pathology Tutorial (UVa) [overview with images]

Gynecologic Pathology

Gynecologic Pathology Tutorials (UVa):

Digital Atlas of Gynecologic Pathology (UCHSC)

Digital Atlas of Breast Pathology (UCHSC)

Online Multimedia Lectures on Endometrial Pathology

Histopathology of the Uterine Cervix - digital atlas (IARC)

Head and Neck Pathology

Atlas of Head and Neck Pathology (Ohio State U Medical Center) [online textbook by disease]


Lymph Node and Spleen Pathology (

HemePath Tutorial (UMDNJ) [solid tissue hematopathology]

Microscopic Hematology Tutorial (UVa) [disorders of RBCs, WBCs, Platelets, etc.]

Atlas of Hematology [great pictures]

The Hematology Virtual Microscope - Interactive Syllabus (UMich)

"Hematography" Case Studies (UofMinn)

Hematopathology Case Studies (SUNY Upstate)

Hematopathology Case Studies - Leukocyte Disorders (SUNY Upstate)

Infectious Disease Pathology

Pathology of Infectious Diseases (Fujita Health University) [comprehensive atlas]

Parasitology Tutorial (UVa)

Liver Pathology

Diagnostic Liver Pathology by Randall Lee [UPMC] (online textbook of liver pathology)

Lung/Chest Pathology

Practical Pathology of Chest Diseases - Case Studies (USCF)

Ophthalmic Pathology

David C. Cogan Ophthalmic Pathology Collection

Ophthalmic Pathology - Interactive Laboratory Guide

Renal Pathology

Renal Pathology Tutorial (UNC) [organized by disease]

UNC Nephropathology Biopsy Cases (UNC) [by case]

Transplant Pathology

Transplant Pathology Internet Services (U Pittsburgh) [by organ]




Cytopathology Atlas (JHU) [by organ system]

General Cytopathology (JHU) [introduction to cytopathology] Website [impressive site; atlases, lectures, tutorials, unknowns]

Cytology Image Archive (Dr. JC Prolla, Brazil)

Urine Sediment Tutorial (SUNY)

Tutorial in Salivary Gland Cytology (Norwegian Association of Clinical Cytology)

Images in Cytopathology (U of Texas)

Thyroid FNA Atlas (Papanicolaou Society of Cytopathology)

Unknown Cases / Case Conferences

Interesting Case Conference - Division of Cytopathology (JHU)

Cytopathology Tutorial (JHU) [unknown case series by organ system]

Case of the Month (Papanicolaou Society of Cytopathology)

Lung Cytology and FISH (Basel Institute for Pathology)

Urinary Cytology and FISH (Basel Institute for Pathology)

Case of the Moth (Australian Society of Cytology)

Cytosleuth Quiz Cases (BC Cancer Agency)

Case of the Month (New Zealand Society of Cytology)


Cervical Dysplasia Tutorial (SUNY)

Bethesda System Self Test (American Society of Cytopathology)

Bethesday System Atlas (American Society of Cytopathology)

Cytopathology of the Uterine Cervix - Digital Atlas (IARC Screening Group)

Challenges in Cytology Online E-Learning Program (New South Wales Dept of Health)

Fine-Needle Aspiration (Procedure)

FNA Techniques Videos (Papanicolaou Society of Cytopathology)

Guidelines from the Papanicolaou Society of Cytopathology

Lymph Node FNA (IARC Screening Group)

Ultrasound-Guided Fine-Needle Aspiration (Procedure)

Ultrasound-Guided FNA

Ancilliary Testing

Flow Cytometry and Fluorescence video tutorials from Invitrogen [warning: corporate source]


Autopsy Pathology

Virtual Autopsy (U of Leicester) [case presentations]

Autopsy Guidelines by Scenario (RCPath)

Cause of Death Statement Tutorial (NAME)

Forensic Medicine for Medical Students [tutorial on a wide variety of topics]

Visible Proofs (National Library of Medicine) [history of forensic medicine]

Gross Pathology

Webpath Gross Pathology Images

Tulane Gross Pathology Images


Paleopathology Cases (VCU)

Paleopathology (U Utah)

Forensic Anthropology

3D Osteology (U Wyoming) [all bones separately, good pictures]

Forensic Anthropology (U Utah) [introduction]

Paleopathology (U Wyoming) [Quick time 3D pictures of bones by pathology]



Virtual Slideboxes

Virtual Slidebox of Histology (U of Iowa) [virtual microscope, some annotation]

Internet Atlas of Histology (UoIUC) [guided tours by organ system]

Histology Learning System (BU) [snapshots with explanatory overlays]

Histology Home Page (U Wisconsin) [snapshots with overlays]

Online Textbooks

Interactive Histology Atlas (U of Oklahoma) [explanatory text, simultaneous hyperlinked images]

Loyola University Histology Tutorial (LUMEN) [virtual microscopy, narrative text]

Microscopic Anatomy [description with accompanying slides]

Video Lessons

Shotgun Histology [Youtube]

Bio-Alive Histology Videos


Histological Staining Techniques from the University of Bristol [veterinary]

Histotechniques Article from WebPath

Special Stains in Histology from WebPath

StainsFile - "The Internet Resource for Histotechnologists"

PathologyOutlines Stains Directory

Microscopes and Microscopy


Molecular Expressions(tm) Microscopy Primer (FSU) [optics, physics, tutorials, animations]

Microscopy University (Nikon) [tutorials; gallery; museum]

Microbus [microscope parts, types, use, history, evaluation]

Nobel foundation focus on microscopy [explanations, simulators]

Center for In Vivo Microscopy (Duke) [MRI, CT, X-Ray, PET microscopy]

Microscopy UK [intense amateur microscopy site w/ Micscape Magazine]

History of Pathology



Wikipedia - history of pathology

A History of Pathology at the Massachusetts General Hospital

A history of pathology and laboratory medicine at Baylor University Medical Center (Baylor University Medical Center Proceedings)

Surgical Pathology in the Era of the Civil War: The Remarkable Life and Accomplishments of Joseph Janvier Woodward, MD (Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine)

A Brief History of Head and Neck Pathology (Modern Pathology)


Other Pathology Resources


Pathology News and Blogs


Upcoming conferences - at

Digital Pathology Blog - news and analysis of progress in digital pathology

Lab Soft News "An idea factory for pathology informatics and the clinical laboratory" (Pathology Education Consortium) - a blog about pathology and related issues and current events

Oncopathology - a Canadian pathologist blogs about surgical pathology as it contributes to oncology

Pathology Updates - " Source for Pathology News"

PathDoc - "An Internet Pathology Resource"

Google Pathology News

Pathology Forums

College of American Pathologists (CAP) "Residents Online Community" - online forum for pathology residents

Student Doctor Network (SDN) Pathology Forum - online forum for pathology residents

Pathology Informatics

Association for Pathology Informatics

The Pathology Information Exchange Home Page [UofMich, UofPitt]

Center for Pathology Informatics at the University of Pittsburgh

Pathology Images

Wikimedia Creative Commons (Search the Wikimedia Commons using Mayflower)

Pathology and Lab Medicine Pool on Flickr

PEIR Digital Library

Creative Commons Search

Health Education Assets Library (HEAL)

PC Tumor Images - public domain (click on the letters)

Images by Ed Uthman:

Ed Uthman's Pathology Images

Ed Uthman's Pathology Images on Flickr

Internet Research


Searching for Pathology Articles

Search Pubmed (only pathology journals) - just prepend your search terms in the search box after following this link

Search Google Scholar (only pathology journals)

Wikipedia - the collaborative encyclopedia that needs no introduction

Wikiseek - dynamically sorts articles into categories

WikiMindMap - visual mapping of related topics

Mayflower - Wikimedia Commons image search engine


OneLook - the quintessential dictionary metasearch

National Cancer Institute (NCI) Dictionary (USA)


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