Department of Pathology Alumni Newsletter, Issue 2

Letter from our Current Chair, Dr. Jayanta Debnath

Dear Alumni and Friends, 

It is a wonderful honor and pleasure for me to be recently appointed as the Chair of Pathology. I first arrived at UCSF in 2005, as an assistant professor and over the last 14 years, I observed the transformation of our department into one of the preeminent departments of academic pathology in the U.S. This was poignantly illustrated this spring at the 2019 USCAP Meeting in Washington, D.C., where I witnessed first-hand the breadth and depth of the outstanding scientific accomplishments and diagnostic excellence of our faculty, fellows, residents and alumni. I am deeply grateful to Dr. Abul Abbas for his vision and leadership as our outgoing Chair and to countless individuals in our previous and current leadership for building a Department that is thriving academically. Over the upcoming years, my goal is to combine our Department’s existing strengths in research and diagnostic pathology with emerging institutional efforts in genomic and precision medicine to further build an academic pathology department with an international reputation for cutting edge research in basic science, translational and diagnostic pathology.