Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Pathology


The Department of Pathology is affiliated with the following care facilities.

Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Northwestern Memorial Hospital (NMH), in partnership with Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, is a nationally recognized academic medical center and a major Midwest referral center with more than 1,554 physicians representing virtually every clinical specialty. Patient accommodations include 873 licensed beds between Northwestern Memorial and Prentice Women's Hospital.

NMH is the main site where pathology residents receive training in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology. The surgical pathology gross room was renovated in 2009, and includes eight state of the art grossing stations. Specimens from operating rooms on the Northwestern campus are handled in this gross room.

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago (Lurie Children’s) is the Feinberg School of Medicine’s affiliated hospital dedicated to pediatric care. Lurie Children’s is Illinois’ only freestanding hospital exclusively for children and offers patients access to world-class care in a modern, kid-friendly environment.

Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center

The Lurie Cancer Center was established at Northwestern University in 1974. In 1989 Ann and Robert H. Lurie made a commitment to endow an institution dedicated to research and advancement in the battle against cancer and the Cancer Center was dedicated as the Robert H. Lurie Cancer Center of Northwestern University in October 1991. The Lurie Cancer Center is a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an exclusive alliance of 21 of the nation's leading cancer centers.

Galter Health Sciences Library

The Galter Health Sciences Library is located on the Chicago campus of the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University. The library offers state of the art references material, including an electronic database, for members of the Northwestern community.

The Cook County Medical Examiner's Office

Pathology residents rotate at the Cook County Medical Examiner's (ME) Office to receive training in forensic pathology. The office performs about 5,200 autopsies each year.

The medical examiner's office is located at:

2121 W. Harrison Street
Chicago, IL 60612
(312) 666-0500