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Yale Genitourinary Pathology

Tissue diagnosis by a subspecialty group of expert genitourinary pathologists, with a focus on genitourinary malignancies, including kidney cancer, bladder cancer, prostate cancer, and testicular cancer.

Clinical Service

The Genitourinary Pathology service provides subspecialty expertise in tissue-based diagnosis of diseases of the kidney, bladder, prostate, and testis, especially malignancies that arise at these sites. The five attending genitourinary pathologists who cover the service are highly experienced and have worked closely together for many years. Standardization and uniformity of diagnostic approaches and terminology are assured by close and regular interactions amongst the five attendings and through a regular genitourinary pathology consensus conference. We render diagnoses on tissues submitted from Yale New Haven Hospital and on slide consultations from physicians and hospitals in Connecticut and around the United States. The Genitourinary Pathology service has a national and international presence in the pathology community.

Services and Expertise

The Genitourinary Pathology service has daily diagnostic sessions at a dedicated multi-headed microscope in Surgical Pathology at Yale New Haven Hospital. These sign-outs are directed by one of the attending genitourinary pathologists. We also have a renal/genitourinary pathology fellow and pathology resident working with the attending on the service. The service renders diagnoses on all genitourinary tissues submitted to the Yale Pathology Department and also on all genitourinary slide referrals and consultations. Our diagnostic reports represent state-of-the-art diagnostic reporting, using national and international guidelines (such as those in the World Health Organization book on Classification of Tumors of the Urinary System and Male Genital Organs, and The College of American Pathologists Cancer Protocols) that we helped establish.

Yale Genitourinary Pathology Team


The academic interests of the genitourinary pathologists are many, and include diagnostic/prognostic criteria for genitourinary malignancies, correlative radiology (multiparametric MRI)–pathology studies, exploration of three-dimensional technologies for diagnosis and grading of prostate cancer, and use of artificial intelligence tools for diagnosis, grading, and establishment of prognosis of prostate cancer.

Education and Training

Genitourinary Pathology Faculty are engaged in numerous educational and teaching activities at Yale:

  • Yale School of Medicine : Course developer and lab leader on male genital malignancies in Beyond the Lifespan Medical Student Course
  • Urology Department : Monthly teaching sessions on Genitourinary Pathology are provided for Urology residents and fellows.
  • Pathology Department : Numerous lectures for pathology residents and fellows covering prostate cancer, mimics of prostate cancer, bladder cancer, testis cancer, and kidney cancer
  • The Renal & Genitourinary Pathology Fellowship program at Yale is a one-year fellowship program that aims to provide outstanding training in diagnostic pathology of medical renal biopsies and genitourinary tumor biopsies. The fellowship training is integrated in both the renal and genitourinary pathology services at Yale