Medical Pathology
13 Eylül 2019

Department of Pathology, is located in the Göztepe Education and Research Hospital complex of Istanbul Medeniyet University. Our department is consisted of a routine laboratory including histochemistry, immunohistochemistry and cytology laboratories; macroscopic and microscopic evaluation rooms, and intraoperative frozen unit for emergency results. In department histopathological examinations (biopsies, tissue and organ examinations), cytopathological examinations (body fluids, pap smears, needle aspirations), autopsy (adult and infant), histochemical and immunohistochemical staining procedures are routinely performed and approximately 40,000 materials (biopsy and cytology) are examined annually in our department. Gynecological and non-gynecological cytological materials are evaluated by liquid-based cytology and immunflorescence method is used for specific renal and skin biopsies. In addition, gene amplification studies are performed by fluorescent in situ hybridization method.  

In our department, there are 11 pathology specialists including 3 professors, 1 associate professor, 1 doctorate faculty member, 6 specialist doctors from Ministry of Health, and on the other hand 5 research assistants, 4 information system specialists, 7 technicians.


Our vision is to become a leading academic department at national and international level in health services and education. For this purpose, the department attaches importance to the education of undergraduate students and residents. The trainings are carried out within a systematized and standardized framework. In our department academic lectures and article meetings, case-based discussion sessions are performed. All levels of academic staff are encouraged to participate to all kinds of national / international congresses, meetings and seminars. Our department aims to closely follow all the worldwide developments in the field of pathology and to transfer this information to physician candidates and residents, and to provide high quality services within this framework.


As Department of Pathology;

* We focus on our service and people.

* We encourage lifelong learning.

* We strive for excellence in everything we do.

* We respect all members of our team and communicate clearly and effectively.

* We use our resources in a safe and responsible manner and act with the awareness that we are responsible for our actions towards our patients, institutions and society.

* We embrace change and constantly strive to improve ourselves .

* We aim to earn the respect of our patients and the health community.

Our department provides diagnostic service for following sub-specialities:

  • Gastro and Liver Pathology
  • Hematopathology
  • Neuropathology
  • Nephropathology
  • Urogenital Pathology
  • Gynecopathology
  • Breast Pathology
  • Endocrin Pathology
  • Head-neck Pathology
  • Dermatopathology
  • Lung Pathology
  • Soft tissue and bone Pathology
  • Cytopathology
  • Molecular Pathology