Thomas Montine, MD, PhD 

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Stanford University School of Medicine
Department of Pathology
Lane Building, L235
300 Pasteur Drive, Mail Code: 5324
Stanford CA, 94305-5324

Courses offered by the Department of Pathology are listed under the subject code PATH on the Stanford Bulletin's ExploreCourses web site.

The Department of Pathology offers an introductory clerkship and more advanced elective time in pathology that can include dedicated research time. The department does not offer advanced degrees in pathology, but qualified graduate students who are admitted to department-based or interdepartmental graduate programs may elect to pursue their thesis requirements in the department’s research laboratories. The department’s research interests extend from fundamental molecular biology to clinical-pathological correlations, with an emphasis on experimental oncology. Course and lab instruction in the Department of Pathology conforms to the “Policy on the Use of Vertebrate Animals in Teaching Activities,” the text of which is available at

The discipline of pathology has served as a bridge between the preclinical and clinical sciences and is concerned with the application of advances in the basic biological sciences, both to the diagnosis of human disease and the elucidation of the mechanisms of normal molecular, cellular, and organ structure and function that manifest themselves in clinical disease.


The Department of Pathology offers a four-week introductory pathology clerkship for students interested in exposure to the fields of anatomic and/or clinical pathology (see PATH 302A). A more advanced elective that can be customized for in depth, longer-term exposure to one area of pathology is also available (see PATH 398A). Rotation locations include Stanford Health Care, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, the Palo Alto VA and our Hillview Avenue Laboratory.

A complete list of pathology clerkships are listed under the subject code PATH on the Stanford Bulletin's ExploreCourses web site.


Opportunities for postdoctoral training in pathology are available. For information, refer to the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs home page at or the departmental home page.