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The Department of Pathology is a community of basic and clinical scientists who bring an extraordinary range of specialized expertise to their research, teaching, and clinical care to establish diagnoses and outstanding novel therapeutics through our affiliated hospitals.



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Faculty Spotlight

Ronen Sumagin

Assistant Professor of Pathology (Experimental Pathology)

PhD: University of Rochester (2008) Postdoctoral Fellow: Emory University, Pathology (2012)

Dr. Sumagin has been part of Northwestern's faculty since 2014. Studies in Dr. Sumagin’s laboratory investigate the underlying mechanisms by which innate immune cells, namely neutrophil and macrophages in the gastrointestinal tract contribute to resolution of inflammation, epithelial injury and development/progression of colorectal cancers. To learn more, visit the page of Dr. Sumagin's laboratory.

Ritu Nayar

Professor of Pathology (Cytopathology) and Medical Education

Vice Chair of Education and Faculty Development, Department of Pathology
Director of Cytopathology in the Department of Pathology

MD: Delhi University, India 

Dr. Nayar has been part of Northwestern's faculty since 1997. She is widely published, including being the co-editor  of the Bethesda system for used for reporting Pap smears in women all around the world. To learn more, visit Dr. Nayar's faculty profile.

Borislav A Alexiev

Associate Professor of Pathology (Soft Tissue Pathology) and Pathology (Head and Neck Pathology)

Director, Surgical Pathology 

MD: Medical University of Sofia, Bulgaria 
Residency: University of Maryland School of Medicine  Fellowship: Johns Hopkins 

Dr. Alexiev has over 20 years of experience in tumor research and has written more than 60 peer-reviewed manuscripts and reviews. In laboratory setting, he has trained over 30 students and residents and has received awards for Best Attending Pathologist Teacher in Anatomic Pathology in 2014 and Best Author Award in 2019. To see more about Dr. Alexiev, view his faculty profile here

Starzl Academy

Physician-Scientist Training & Resources

We offer a wide range of resources, mentorship opportunities and training to help our residents and fellows excel as physician-scientists. Explore all of the resources and hear from housestaff who are making research a major part of their career development plans, including one of our fellows, Kate Poropatich, MD, MPH.

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