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About Us
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.



Our Work

Learn more the department's latest research efforts, including the work we do through our affiliated institutions.

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Browse our archive of recent publications to catch up on the latest discoveries from within our laboratories.
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Faculty Spotlight

Carla L Ellis

Associate Professor, Pathology (Renal Pathology), Pathology (Genitourinary Pathology)

Associate Professor of Pathology

BS: Howard University (1997)

MS: The University of Maryland at Baltimore (2000)

MD: The University of Nevada School of Medicine (2007)

Dr. Ellis serves as the director of wellness, diversity and inclusion and the medical director of the renal biopsy service. She is the president and a founding member of the Society of Black Pathologists and was recently inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. Dr. Ellis is committed to mentorship, outstanding medical education and diversity, equity, and inclusion in pathology and beyond. 

Weiguo Cui

Professor, Pathology (Experimental Pathology)

Professor of Pathology

Dr. Cui studies T cell biology in the context of viral infection, cancer, and autoimmune diseases. To learn more, visit Dr. Cui's faculty profile.

Lee A Cooper

Associate Professor, Pathology (Experimental Pathology), Preventive Medicine (Health and Biomedical Informatics)<br/>Associate Professor, McCormick School of Engineering

Associate Professor of Pathology, Engineering, and Preventive Medicine 

Director, Institute for Augmented Intelligence in Medicine - Center for Computational Imaging and Signal Analytics in Medicine

PhD: Ohio State University (2009)

Dr. Cooper received his PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Ohio State University in 2009. He joined the Biomedical Informatics faculty at Emory University in 2012 where he was jointly appointed with Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology. He joined the department of pathology at Northwestern in 2019 as an Associate Professor and Director of Computational Pathology.

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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