SUNY Downstate Medical Center
University Hospital of Brooklyn
Department of Pathology
Department Chair: Jenny Libien, MD, PhD
(718) 270-4216 Fax: (718) 270-3313
The Department of Pathology consists of twelve (12) sections within the Anatomic and Clinical Pathology divisions, operating under the Director of Pathology. The Director is a member of the Medical Board and a Board Certified, Licensed Physician and holds a valid laboratory director's permit issued by the New York State Department of Health. The laboratories are accredited by the College of American Pathologists, New York State Department of Health, American Association of Blood Bank, FDA.
The department operates twenty-four hours, seven days a week. Although organisms are identified in the Microbiology Laboratory from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., specimens for testing are received at anytime. Services are provided on an inpatient and outpatient basis for patients of all ages. To support the clinician in treating the patient, the department has On-Call Pathology Residents and Attending available for consultation. Besides the laboratory testing, the department also provides Venipuncture and Point of Care Programs such as Bedside Glucose Monitoring, ABG's, Urine Pregnancy, Urinalysis, Occult Blood, Activated Clotting Time, etc.