Consultations & Patient Care

Northwestern University is an educational and research institution. The faculty members of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine provide clinical patient care through affiliated hospitals and practice plans. Learn more about services, physicians and more via the links below.


Slides sent for consult should always include a corresponding report along with patient face sheet and/or demographics. If material is being dropped off, please include the name of the attending physician. Packages must be timestamped and patient name and initials of person dropping off should be written in log the book.

Turnaround time from date accessioned to date signed out is three days for routines and three to five days for all others. Please note whether your case should be registered and read immediately. Routine cases are registered as they come. Cases dropped off after 3 p.m. will be registered next day.

All materials will be returned to originating institutions via FedEx. If the patient or relative would like to pick up their slides, please notify Outside Consult personnel.

Outside Consults

For NM Regional Hospitals consults, please find the FedEx delivery address on the checklist (requires NMHC network login).

For organizations not affiliated with NM:

Please utilize this checklist

Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Central Specimen Receiving
251 E. Huron St.
Feinberg 7-307
Chicago, IL 60611


Outside Surgical Pathology: 312-926-1267
Pathology Support: 312-926-3211
Dermatopathology: 312-695-1413

Northwestern Medicine Department of Pathology

Find information about patient and clinician services, physician information and more related to the Department of Pathology via the department’s Northwestern Medicine site.

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago provides comprehensive services, extensive expertise and state-of-the-art technology. Learn more about pathology services available through this Feinberg-affiliated children’s hospital below.

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